Posts Written OnMarch 2013

Finca-Bellavista-Treehouse-Community

For the past few years rustic holidays have become all the rage as more people seek to get close to nature and experience the great outdoors. If you are bored of the usual bed and breakfast accommodation and are not quite ready to rough it under canvas, a holiday in a tree house can offer the best of both worlds. The idea is for comfortable accommodation with modern conveniences in a magical, woodland setting. You couldn’t get any closer to nature if you tried! It’s every child’s and many adults’ fantasy to live in a tree house and a holiday…

Lourve Museum (creative commons)

“Paris holds the key to your heart” some say. Yet, there is so much more to Paris, France than the smell of baguettes, the Eiffel tower, the gondolas and the mad lovers. Paris is a place of culture, arts and romance. It is said to be the city of love, of light and of celebration. If you are looking for a gap year destination, you have just found one. Let’s begin the feast of sights with the artsy side of Paris, as it is renowned for its museums and exhibit halls. Of course, there’s the very well known and much…

Teaching Gap year volunteering (creative commons)

Taking a year off can be one of the most meaningful experiences in your life. Many have found that their gap year travel is the time when they are able to reflect on their lives, learn more about themselves and simply relax and get away from all the daily stress. Instead of simply using your gap year for socialising and sightseeing, why not include some humanitarian volunteering? Volunteering abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen country. This can be a two-way exchange that allows you to give something back to the community while…

Amsterdam at Dusk

With its fascinating culture, an intriguing history, plenty of stunning art and some of the best food and drink in Europe, there are plenty of reasons why Amsterdam is well worth a stop on your gap year adventure through Europe. You can find great deals on flights and accommodation online – check out the Hostelbookers website for a comprehensive range of budget-friendly places to stay – and read on to find out more about why Amsterdam is a must-see destination for everyone. Museums, art and culture Amsterdam has a rich and colourful history, and whether you’re keen to learn more about the…

Sign in Bluff, New Zealand. By Will Ellis (Creative Commons)

Preparing for a gap year can be a daunting task, with a seemingly endless list of things to think about when planning a lengthy trip abroad. One way to tackle it is to break your preparation up into more manageable segments, focusing on a single task at a time and making sure that you have all the essentials covered. To help you with this, below is a list of some of the most important things you need to think about before going away on your gap year. Budgeting The first thing to do is to figure out how much you…