As summer draws swelteringly near and awakens in you this longing for faraway lands, imposing mountains and sandy beaches, do not resist the temptation. The time has come to pack your bag, lace up your walking boots, and set off on the journey of a lifetime. With so many adventures just a short flight away – what's ten hours in a flying metal box compared to the wealth of memories waiting for you at the end – a little guidance might come in handy. Here's our pick of the best to get you on your way.
Whether you are trying to plan your gap year, or want to escape for a few weeks and backpack around the five continents, you will find all the information you need, and more, right here. With cultural tips and a ton of practical advice on where to go when, how to get there and how to make the most of every destination, this is the ideal guidebook for anyone who wants to see the world and doesn't know where to start.
The ultimate traveller's bible, The Gap Year Guidebook contains every bit of information you will need for your gap year abroad or in the UK. Personal testimonies and practical advice on how to save and make money while travelling, what not to do to avoid your trip turning into hellish misery, opportunities for working, teaching and volunteering, with a directory of useful contacts to carry with you wherever you go. An absolute must-have for the young and the mature traveller.
If giving back is your thing, try volunteering abroad. This very useful guidebook includes a directory of organizations and causes you can support, and it is full of practical information and tips to make your volunteering trip safe, comfortable and as memorable as it is worthwhile.
It's not a myth: you don't have to be rich to travel and see the world! Wherever you want to go, whatever your skills and your motivations, this guidebook will help you plan and finance the experience of a lifetime. Information about working visas, employment law, and seasonal work opportunities from Norway to South Africa, and from Canada to Japan. No more excuses: the world really is your oyster!
Now, let's face it, you're not going halfway around the world just to drink iced tea and read on the beach in your free time. Want to get drunk on top of a mountain? Dance till dawn on an exotic beach? Party with the locals in the best clubs in Asia? Just pick your alcohol-filled adventure and build a hoard of hazy memories that would put rock stars to shame.