Expedition leader training

Know Before You Go: FAQS, Expedition Leader Training

Program: Expedition Leader Training Location: UK, Costa Rica, Panama Duration: 16 weeks   The Expedition Leader Training Course has a lot of moving parts and a huge number of important considerations, and the build-up to such an adventurous undertaking can seem daunting and fraught with uncertainty. Here we’ve put together our answers to seven of participants’ most frequently asked questions, … Read More

Thinking of working while traveling in Australia?

Thinking of working while traveling in Australia? Every year millions of tourists make the trip to Australia and discover the meaning of, “Aussie life”. Some come to take a break from school, others may be intrigued by Australian culture. But it’s no doubt that staying in Australia long term has become high on traveler’s agendas. Prolonged stay means finding work … Read More

Volunteering projects with Elephants in Thailand

Why you should say no to riding Elephants in Thailand! Elephant sanctuaries provide a vital home and refuge centre through proper care for elephants in desperate need. Developing and maintaining an animal sanctuary requires extensive knowledge about the life of elephants. But it is also just as important to understand what these elephants have endured in captivity. Animals living here … Read More

Stepping Off the Beaten Path

So, you are thinking about a gap year… Today, this longstanding British tradition is gaining momentum in the US, with Malia Obama’s decision to take a gap year opening new conversations on direction of education and how to best empower young people to become global citizens. Questions such as these have led to a new era of encouraged college deferrals … Read More

5 Alternatives to University that will Brighten Your Day

5 Alternatives to University that will Brighten Up Your Day

It’s official. A-Level results day 2017 has hit the United Kingdom, and students throughout the UK will be celebrating or commiserating their A-level results this week. For many, the next big question is simple: what’s my next move – and what alternatives to university are available to me? While many will be heading off to university, the media is reporting … Read More

Top reasons to visit Sumatra before you die

Top 10 reasons to visit Sumatra before you die

Sumatra is one of the least visited islands in Indonesia, yet one of the most attractive and upcoming destinations for adventure travellers and gap year go-ers alike! As the big brother to Bali situated in Western Indonesia, expect to come face-to-face with Orangutans in the rainforest and experience island life like you’ve never seen it before. 1. The exotic wildlife There … Read More

Staying Safe While Traveling

How to Stay Safe While Traveling

Anyone who heads abroad to a foreign destination for a holiday or gap year without paying due attention to personal and travel safety issues could be taking unnecessary risks and leaving themselves exposed to a potential problem that…

Volunteering in Thailand on a gap year

Courtney’s Experience Volunteering in Thailand

Courtney joined the Gapforce Thailand Adventure gap year program in the summer of 2016. As a fulltime Geography graduate student and regular traveller documenting her adventure on her blog, we were delighted that she took a moment to share…

Tips for a Gap Year in South Africa

What To Do During A Gap Year in South Africa

The “Rainbow Nation” has a huge abundance of wildlife: from hippos to penguins to lions to crocs, waddling and prowling through the country’s Cape coast, mountains and myriad other terrains. It…