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Join BUNAC for their first ever Work Canada Ultimate Job Fair!

Join BUNAC for their first ever Work Canada Ultimate Job Fair!

It’s no surprise that Canada was voted as Lonely Planet’s destination of the year with its gorgeous landscapes and captivating culture. This year, the beautiful country is set to be a...

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The au pair life – the journey of a lifetime

The au pair life – the journey of a lifetime

    Pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The adventure begins, you’ll fly to the USA where you’ll meet loads of young...

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5 Reasons To Plan Your Canadian Working Holiday With BUNAC

5 Reasons To Plan Your Canadian Working Holiday With BUNAC

Working holiday's are a great way to immerse yourself in a different country whilst earning some money. If you’re planning a working gap year in Canada for your next adventure then now...

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Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with Dolphins and You

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with Dolphins and You

It was almost 17-years ago, that Richard Holland, owner and founder of "Dolphins and You", arrived in Hawaii after service to his country with a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy and then...

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Looking for a GAP year with a difference? Volunteer in Guatemala.

Looking for a GAP year with a difference? Volunteer in Guatemala.

Want to give something back to a local community whilst traveling through Central America? Why not volunteer with us and make a difference in the lives of up to 250 children! Who are we? Casa Guatemala...

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The best 6 parades to visit this Thanksgiving

The best 6 parades to visit this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is both a huge part of America’s history and is current culture. In times gone by, it was a celebration of a good harvest between the Pilgrims and the Puritans. Today, families...

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7 Stunning places to camp in North America!

7 Stunning places to camp in North America!

Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life is one of the main reasons people choose a gap year. What better form of escapism is there than pitching up a tent in...

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The internship of a lifetime, with BUNAC: Part 2

The internship of a lifetime, with BUNAC: Part 2

Early last month, we got to read about the hiking adventures of Elena Hunt, who won the internship of a lifetime courtesy of BUNAC and Trek America. Today she's telling us about her...

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Happy Lei Day, Hawaii!

Happy Lei Day, Hawaii!

It's International Workers' Day here or Labour Day in America, but in the Aloha State of Hawaii, an island-wide celebration is taking place called Lei Day. It was made an official holiday in 1929 and...

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Exploring three of Central America’s most exciting countries on your gap year

Exploring three of Central America’s most exciting countries on your gap year

On a map, the central area of the Americas appears to be only a slither, especially when compared to its northerly and southerly neighbours. It is a part of the world that is often omitted...

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The best Spring Break hotspots

The best Spring Break hotspots

For the U.S. student looking to get away from their studies, Spring Break is the perfect way of getting away from it all. Be it, a relaxing excursion or a complete blowout, there are...

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5 things you need to know about Toronto

5 things you need to know about Toronto

The capital of the Great White North is a city that can happily call itself a cosmopolitan utopia. As its vibrant districts are filled to the brim with amazing things to see and do, it...

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There’s more to Anaheim than Disneyland

There’s more to Anaheim than Disneyland

As far as sports traditions go, the custom of going to Disneyland after winning the Super Bowl has to be most fun. This year, the New England Patriots will be making their way in style...

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Glendale: this year’s Super Bowl city

Glendale: this year’s Super Bowl city

Scores of people are currently making their way to the U.S city of Glendale at the moment as we creep ever closer to the biggest sporting event of the American football calendar: The Super...

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Want more than a Gap Year? – Try a year in NYC!

Want more than a Gap Year? – Try a year in NYC!

Since 1984 the Mountbatten Institute has provided graduates with internships complemented by study in arguably the greatest city on earth, New York City. In an intensive one-year programme, aspiring young professionals get the opportunity to gain...

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Romantic New York

Romantic New York

For some reason, the coming of winter heralds the encouraging of people to get romantic. Perhaps it's common sense to cuddle up to someone when you're cold, but there's something to be...

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Top 5 offbeat U.S cities

Top 5 offbeat U.S cities

The purpose of a gap year for many is to explore and experience something new. So what better than a tour of cities in the USA that don’t get the exposure they deserve. ...

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Welcome to New York: Five places of musical history in the Big Apple

Welcome to New York: Five places of musical history in the Big Apple

New York, New York - a place so nice they name it twice, apparently. With its rich music scene and history, each year it is invaded by hoards of music nerds, making the pilgrimage to...

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North America’s best ski slopes for adrenaline junkies

North America’s best ski slopes for adrenaline junkies

Skiing can be one of the most wholesome experiences you can do, and also fun for all the family, but it can also be an activity for thrill seekers. If you fall into the latter...

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Get outdoors during your gap year in Cancun!

Get outdoors during your gap year in Cancun!

Cancun is a place known for its revelers during summer, but there is much more to the southern Mexican city than just partying.  In fact the city and its surrounding areas are beautiful with...

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Hit the road with American City Bingo!

Hit the road with American City Bingo!

Our friends at Round the World Experts have been at it again! This bingo card celebrates the open road in the motherland of the roadtrip - America! All you'd need to get started is...

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City Bingo hits New York!

City Bingo hits New York!

Come on bingo lovers, city bingo hits New York! This time our friends at KLM have created a card for The Big Apple– see their website for flights to the city. From the Brooklyn...

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Canada, Uniquely Canadian

Canada, Uniquely Canadian

Canada is one big playground for adventure-seekers of all descriptions.   When you think “Canada”, images of the legendary Canadian Rockies may come to mind. Test your limits with a hike through subalpine...

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Couchsurfing the West Coast

Couchsurfing the West Coast

Sarah Whiteley is one of the Internship Officers at The University of Birmingham. Sarah is the person who deals with all internships, work placements for students in the College of Arts and Law. This is...

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Come on Down to the Mardi Gras!

Come on Down to the Mardi Gras!

I recently spent a year studying at Louisiana State University; just 90 minutes away from New Orleans. And what happens in New Orleans? Mardi Gras! Once a year the self-proclaimed party capital of the United States...

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Volunteer: Texas Style

Volunteer: Texas Style

YEEEEE HAAAAA or words to that effect... the only way to describe the Gap Year Travel Guide’s Alice Murray’s time in Texas as a horse riding instructor with Camp America. Buckle...

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Do it! Snowboarding in Utah

Do it! Snowboarding in Utah

These days it seems fairly common for people to embark on a gap year, either before or after University. When I made the decision to go and do a snowboard season before I went to...

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Spring Break 2013: Top Destinations

Spring Break 2013: Top Destinations

It may not seem like it from the weather here in the UK, but winter is technically over and spring has arrived. Whilst we all scratch our heads in confusion, cities and resorts all over...

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El Salvador

El Salvador

El Salvador offers endless options for unforgettable moments, with beautiful and unique beaches that will captivate your senses. The relaxing waves and renewing energy of the volcanic sands make these beaches ideal for the practice...

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Thanksgiving: what’s it all about?

Thanksgiving: what’s it all about?

Today’s a rather special day across the pond in the USA—Thanksgiving! Despite hearing much about it from the trusty sources of Friends and The OC, it’s still a...

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Whitewater rafting in Tennessee

Whitewater rafting in Tennessee

You know that kid in class who was scared of everything? The one that wouldn’t climb to the top of the climbing frame, ran away from spiders and squealed when the ball came...

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El Día de los Muertos

El Día de los Muertos

While those of us in good ol’ Blighty don our devil horns and fill up the sweet bucket for the pesky trick or treaters who plague our doorsteps, elsewhere in the world preparations have...

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California screamin’: most haunted

California screamin’: most haunted

It’s not all bikinis and blockbusters: the Golden State is also home to some of the most haunted places in America. Don’t believe in ghosts? Visit these spooky spots and you...

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North America: what do you think?

North America: what do you think?

Readers give the lowdown on their favourite places in North & Central America. After two weeks driving over 3,000 miles, the West Coast of America was definitely my favourite. Arizona, Nevada and California in two...

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Top 5 cinematic cities

Top 5 cinematic cities

The USA is like a living movie theatre. Feel like a film star in the most iconic American cities. Hollwood, California Hollywood is the beating heart of the cinematic universe. For over one...

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Mountain biking in Canada

Mountain biking in Canada

I've spent the last two summers in whistler, British Columbia, living with my mate and riding whenever we could, it's the best way I could possibly spend my holidays. The place is just...

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Following the Mayan Trail

Following the Mayan Trail

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and back again By Lauren Merryweather Every backpacker wants an original experience. Central America steps up to this challenge, guaranteed to astonish with the unexpected. The route I planned to take...

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Summer Camp USA

Summer Camp USA

Live the American Dream with a working holiday in the USA. Wake up, eat breakfast, head off to work and sit at your computer. Just another day at the office. Except your office...

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The Kerouac Crossing

The Kerouac Crossing

Forget Route 66. The cultimate road trip is The Kerouac Crossing. In 1957, American author Jack Kerouac published his iconic novel On The Road, about hi drug-fuelled road trips across the USA. In the novel, this particular...

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