Gap Year Articles

We’ve all been there. You’re sick of reading Facebook posts about twenty somethings and recent college grads adventuring around Europe or chilling on the beach in South America. It seems like everyone you know has a profile picture hanging out under the Eiffel Tower or riding an...
When you think of culture, you think of food, language, art, music. But these attributes are just part of what differentiates one country from another. Games, and as an extension, sport, are an important component of this abstract notion. Sports are not only deeply rooted in...
Europe has an allure few other places in the world can claim. With the past and the present blended together brilliantly in magical cities of old bustling with modern commerce, ideas, and movements, it has the power to capture just about anyone's imagination and wanderlust. For...
The first memory I have of the Australian accent, sadly, is from a Fosters commercial . Starting with, "How to speak Australian," a common phrase or term pops up, like locksmith, then a funny video follows of how that term is interpreted in Australia. The truth? Australians don't...
Right around the time of college graduation, when people were signing up for grad school or local internships, I made an announcement: I got a working holiday visa and I’m moving to Europe! Who’s with me?! Now, how many of my friends do you think put up their hands to join me on...
Most travel blogs out there champion selling off everything, bidding the 9-5 goodbye, and taking off into the unknown with a one-way ticket . It’s an incredibly exciting, sexy, and inspiring prospect to stop making excuses , hop on a plane with nothing but a backpack, and take...
Taking a gap year between high school and university, or between university and the “real world” certainly has a lot of appeal. Imagine backpacking through Europe from hostel to hostel. Tiki drinks on the beach in Thailand . Late nights and attractive new friends with funny new...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel You've taken a look at our " How to Not Waste Time On Your Gap Year Part 1: Travel Edition ," but you're wondering how to make the most of your gap year should you decide to spend it (or prolonged periods of it) in one location, immersing yourself...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel After months, even years, of saving up and several conversations with family and friends to assure them you're not crazy, you've started planning a gap year. Whether it's a year after high school or college, or even a one-year career break, you've...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel There are two big decisions everybody needs to make before going abroad. The first, obviously, is where to go . The second is who you’re going to go with . More than any place you’ll actually visit, people bring a certain atmosphere that affects...