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10 items no traveller should leave home without

10 items no traveller should leave home without

When you’re packing for your travels it can be easy to let the excitement of you trip take over – which is a rookie way to forget key items. Here is a list...

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Preparing you for your once in a lifetime trip

Preparing you for your once in a lifetime trip

So, you’ve made the decision to go travelling. Whether you’re going for a month, a year or indefinitely there’s so much to think about and do before you go....

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Save the fuss at the gates and get to grips with airport security!

Save the fuss at the gates and get to grips with airport security!

There is no worse way to start a holiday than to get to your check-in gate at the airport and realise that you can’t get on your flight. It’s fairly...

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Top 10 Insect Bite Protection Tips for Gap Year Travel

Top 10 Insect Bite Protection Tips for Gap Year Travel

Did you know? Over 40% of people have been bitten by an insect or mosquito while abroad. So for a year-long adventure it is essential to take insect bite protection with you. Insect bites can ruin...

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Driving in a different country: The Basics

Driving in a different country: The Basics

Can I drive in my destination? If you’re traveling to an EU or European Economic Area country (or Switzerland) then you are legally allowed to use your Great Britain driving licence. There are...

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Hiring a car abroad

Hiring a car abroad

While you may think renting a car for you gap year travels will be easy, quite often this isn’t the case. Prices, terms and conditions and insurance can make the simplest job look...

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Learn to look after yourself before you go away with Safer Travels!

Learn to look after yourself before you go away with Safer Travels!

The moment you book your year off, you will be faced with 365 day’s that need planning. The perfect way to plan is with others who are facing the same issues. Imagine a group...

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Essential items you’ll need for your travels

Essential items you’ll need for your travels

The great outdoors call for top-quality equipment. If you're doing it properly, you will need some items that will help you when you're in the wilderness. Of course, there are a lot of...

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How to prepare for a TEFL course

How to prepare for a TEFL course

Yesterday we discussed what you can expect from a class-based TEFL course. Some things we went over may have seemed worrying to some of those who are yet to decide whether it's for them. ...

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What to expect on your TEFL course

What to expect on your TEFL course

So you've paid your money for a course that will undoubtedly widen your options of things you can undertake during your gap year. All you have to do now is complete it. This is...

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How to avoid mistakes when learning a language on your gap year

How to avoid mistakes when learning a language on your gap year

The English has always been, for as long as I recollect, marred with the stereotype that they are terrible with speaking a different language when on holiday. The writer P.G Wodehouse once famously wrote...

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Everything you wanted to know about skiing for your gap year but were too afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about skiing for your gap year but were too afraid to ask

For many, there is nothing greater than the thrill of hurtling down a snowy mound in a foreign land. However, there are those that are put off. Be it the fear that it is too...

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How to keep within budget on your gap year

How to keep within budget on your gap year

In a recent study conducted by Kalixa, the prepaid card payment company, it was revealed that when it comes to budgeting when on holiday Britons are hopeless. It’s perfectly understandable really. You jet...

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Gap Year Backpacking – Your 20 Piece Essential Survival Kit

Gap Year Backpacking – Your 20 Piece Essential Survival Kit

Worried that you haven’t packed the necessary items to get the best experience out of backpacking?  Take a look at what makes up an essential survival kit. Are you considering backpacking during...

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Top tips for saving on international rail travel

Top tips for saving on international rail travel

Thinking of visiting a lot of destinations on your travels? The best way from place to place could be by train. Here are some top tips for being train savvy overseas.  A lot of...

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Your packing problems solved!

Your packing problems solved!

Your holiday is inching ever closer, but the thought of packing just fills you with dread. Working out what's necessary can be trickier than you think! To keep the build up to your travels...

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IntelliPeli kit: review

IntelliPeli kit: review

They say nothing can prepare you for India – but the Intelligent Pelican kit meant I was at least a little more capable of coping with whatever the country had to throw at me… ...

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How to choose your hostel

How to choose your hostel

​Hostels can be a whole lotta fun, but choose wisely! Hostels are arguably the most common, cheapest, and easiest option for accommodation whilst abroad, and although they may not make your travelling adventures luxurious, they...

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Visas & Border crossings

Visas & Border crossings

All you need to know about getting, and staying, in your Gap Year countries. Visas may be the last thing on your mind when you’re planning that exciting gap year but they...

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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

By now, you’re probably counting down the seconds until you leave home and set off on your gap year. The Gap Travel Guide talks you through the final, but all important,...

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