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Powder Byrne - The Ultimate Ski Season

Powder Byrne - The Ultimate Ski Season

Becoming a qualified ski instructor, gaining valuable transferable work and life skills and challenging yourself in numerous winter sports activities, are just a few of the reasons for choosing to spend 18 weeks in the Swiss...

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Central European Circuit

Central European Circuit

Passing through storybook towns, snowy mountains and sparkling rivers, Central Europe offers an enchanting alternative to its Western European neighbours. ​Berlin, Germany The captivating capital of Germany is cool, young and arty. Prague, Czech Republic ...

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Ten days, one mission

Ten days, one mission

By Laura Peacock Ten days and one mission – see as much of Europe for as cheap as possible! This is what I and two friends set out to do. We decided the...

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InterRailing

InterRailing

Why settle for just once country when you could have thirty? Want to travel to Europe, but spoilt for choice? Go InterRailing. InterRailing is without a doubt the best way to explore Europe....

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Going to uni in Europe

Going to uni in Europe

Calling all graduates! There's a whole world of opportunities out there for postgraduate study - literally! Learning overseas Planet Earth is home to over 8,500 universities in around 200 different countries (check out the listings...

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Balkan Road Trip

Balkan Road Trip

Driving through Bosnia and Herzegovina By Lewis Green For many gap year travellers, Europe is the obvious choice. Nowhere else in the world can you travel so easily between unique cultures, each...

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Europe: what do you think?

Europe: what do you think?

Readers give the lowdown on their favourite places in Europe. Malaga, Spain I absolutely loved Malaga while I was there – the Spanish food, including amazing tapas and seafood, the beach and beautiful views....

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European Festivals

European Festivals

The European Continent is positively sizzling with a fantastic selection of summer festivals. Whether you’re a rock, pop, dance, metal or beer fan, a festival is the perfect way to inject a...

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Gaycations

Gaycations

Top LGBT travel spots in Europe Amsterdam What happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam... With a reputation for debauchery, the capital of Holland is the Flemish floozy of Western Europe. It&rsquo...

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Top 5 alternative city breaks in Europe

Top 5 alternative city breaks in Europe

Europe has some well known fantastic city breaks. But look beyond Barcelona, Madrid and Paris and there are some hidden gems. We look at five of the best. Prague Prague’s historic bridges, ...

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Scandinavian Sightseeing

Scandinavian Sightseeing

Scandinavia is much more than the land of meatballs and vikings. The cool, innovative urban centres are well balanced by the spectacular countryside which boasts a mixture of vast sparkling lakes, mysterious forests and open...

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Festival hopping

Festival hopping

Europe is festival heaven. With a mix of rock, pop and dance music on offer, this musical jaunt through Western Europe is the ultimate summer expedition. All dates TBC. Rock am Ring; Nurburg, Germany; June 1 ...

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Masters in Berlin: Rachel’s story

Masters in Berlin: Rachel’s story

Rachel studied a two year Masters course in English Literature at the Freie Universitat in Berlin. The Gap Year Travel Guide spoke to Rachel about her experiences. Before What made you consider postgraduate study abroad? ...

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