Gap year travel

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Parents may have the toughest job in the world, but they must let us go travelling
Despite the cliche, going it alone is undoubtedly something that helps you ‘find yourself’ – be it a weekend, a month or a year

Maddie Thomas

20, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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A gap year for the grounded: 15 ideas for young British adventurers
With Machu Picchu and Koh Samui off limits for now, we pick fun and exciting UK trips for eager backpackers

Phoebe Smith

12, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Orphanage volunteering’ out, no-fly trips in: how to gap year in 2019
Get your CV on track before uni with a year of travel, work or ethical volunteering

Kit Macdonald

11, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'Young people mature a lot': why universities see a gap year as an asset
Universities see it as an asset to take a year out

Tess Reidy, Helena Pozniak

10, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Five great Interrail itineraries across Europe
Interrailing is an easy way to see the continent. We plot itineraries that cover the Med, the Alps and an affordable version of the Orient Express

Daniel Elkan

23, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Back on track: my return to Interrailing 30 years on
Dixe Wills repeats his teenage Interrail odyssey, at a more leisurely pace this time, pausing to reflect on the unique opportunity the 31-country pass offers

Dixe Wills

22, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Interrailing: a guide to prices, passes and planning
While spontaneity and adventure underpin the appeal of the Interrail pass, planning is also essential. We break down the many options

George Mouratidis

22, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Travellers' tales: four very different backpacking trips
A young family, a retiree, a career-breaker and a disabled traveller share the highs and lows of long-term travel

Rachel Holmes, John Kirkaldy, Tony Giles and Antonia Wilson

11, Sep, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Backpacker basics: what to arrange before you travel
When planning a big trip, it is worth getting the boring stuff – flights, insurance, visas, money, jabs – out of the way early

Antonia Wilson

08, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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A backpacker’s guide to Georgia: one-month itinerary
Tbilisi buzzes with creativity while Georgia’s mountains are a hiker’s paradise with trails that see few visitors. Explore it all with our guide on where to go, what to see and where to stay

Andrew North

08, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Gap year travel: is it better to work at home or abroad?
Our child has deferred going to university and is thinking of working in Australia

25, Aug, 2018 @7:24 AM

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How the gap year became a 'gap month' – and the best ways to spend it
A year abroad between A-levels and university is now a thing of the past. Instead, frugal would-be students are saving up for a life-enhancing month away

Hannah Jane Parkinson

19, Aug, 2018 @1:00 PM

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