Volunteering: Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary Project

A huge thanks to the team at Frontier for providing this blog post. Frontier are a non-profit conservation and development NGO, established back in 1989, providing a number of volunteer projects abroad. In this post they give us an inside look into their Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary Project… What Does the Project Involve? Conservation isn’t just […]

Taking a Gap Year in Africa

At risk of stating the obvious here we’d just like to point out something important – Africa is huge. This fact, combined with certain regions being off-limits for travellers, as well as the time, energy and (sometimes) expense needed to get around means that most backpackers pick just one region to explore. These tend to be, […]

Interrailing Around Europe – Guest Post

This is a guest post by student, Ben Fisher. Inter-rail seems like a rite of passage for anyone who likes to travel, and it seems like most students have spent at least a few weeks exploring the finer parts of Europe by rail, either on a gap year or in the summer break. It’s easy […]

Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Guest post by Ben Fisher Ben travelled to Sri Lanka where he took part in a 4 week community work project in the coastal village of Kosgoda. Like most people planning a gap year, I thought I should spend time doing something worthwhile; something to give back to the world I’d freeloaded off for the last 18 years. […]

Backpacking Through the Middle East

By Tom Colley Tom spent 2 and a half months backpacking through the Middle East after a stint in Eastern Europe, here he gives you an account of his experiences as well as helpful tips and advice. Turkey & Syria My travels in the Middle East followed on from the three months I spent travelling through […]

5 Things I Wouldn’t Leave At Home On My Gap Year

By Stephanie Wright Stephanie spent 5 months volunteering in Ecuador as a teacher and in an orphanage with youth development charity Lattitude Global Volunteering during her gap year.   The Travel Towel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was not exaggerating when it stressed the importance of always knowing the location on one’s towel. But […]