Gap Year Articles

To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you’re going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn’t to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it -- you should never let plans get in the way of following...
For those of you who want to do a gap year or working holiday in Australia, it's a huge country. Where are the best places in Australia to work? Where are the best places in Australia to travel as a gapper? In this article, we discuss ten incredible destinations in Australia to...
As one of the most diverse, developed, and beautiful countries in the world, Australia is catnip for the young and bold, the newly graduated and the in-transitions out there looking for an adventure. The perfect launchpad for a year of work and travel in Australia is through the...
I used to think I was invincible. I would take risks I didn’t need to simply because I had the track record and the naivety to think that everything would always be okay. But last month, Nepal was rocked by a massive earthquake, and thousands of people died. Thousands more are...
You've made the choice to take a gap year, and are now faced with the "how should I take a gap year?" question. Undoubtedly, you've come across a ton of blogs of solo-travelers on working holidays in Australia , or backpacking through Southeast Asia, doing it on their own. Few...
Most young people today (us!) live fast-paced lives, driven by mantras of carpe diem, YOLO, and "work hard, play hard." Our intense desire to maximize our experience portfolio and live life to the fullest is fueled by the idea that life is short and we have to move fast in order...
First things first: congratulations, kid. You’ve graduated. You’ve finished the longest and most difficult series of trials and tribulations you’ve ever had to go through, and with any luck, you did it without a single smear on your permanent record. Everybody’s real proud of...
Traditionally, gap years were a chance to take a break from school and from years of meeting other people’s expectations. Usually taken between high school and university, it was a chance to explore the world, but mostly to get to know yourself. It was a journey of self-discovery...
Saving and budgeting for your gap year abroad is unexpectedly hard work, especially if you’re not the kind of person that deals well with postponed gratification. But if you practice, if you master the art of frugality, you will be overseas exploring the world much faster, and...