machu picchu trek

Know Before You Go: FAQS, South America Explorer

Program: South America Explorer Location: Peru, Ecuador Duration: 4, 7 or 8 weeks   Travel in South America comes with a guarantee of adventure, and part of the magic comes from encountering the unexpected sights, sounds and sources of excitement. That being said, whether you’re a first time traveller or a seasoned explorer, it can be useful to find out … Read More

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

Footsteps of the Inca – the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Introduction Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Inca: one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, Relatively new, anyway – the fabled mountain citadel was constructed six hundred years ago as the spiritual heart of the powerful Inca Empire. It is thought to have survived the Spanish colonisation that all but destroyed the Inca civilisation, lying hidden in the … Read More

Everest Base Camp Challenge – Participants’ FAQs

Introduction Compared to its larger Asian neighbours, Nepal might not seem like much. Yet this small country is a land of giants. Here live elephants and rhinoceros; snow leopards and tigers; crocodiles and pythons; and, as legend has it, the dreaded yeti.

5 Reasons To Make Costa Rica Your Next Travel Destination

‘Pura Vida’ ’is the national expression of Costa Ricans, a catch-all phrase that can mean anything from ‘hello’ to ‘that’s awesome’. Its literal translation is Pure Life, a term that captures the essence of this, the world’s greenest – and happiest – country; small but bursting at the seams with life.

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…

Volunteering With Children in Ghana

A Gap Year In Ghana: An Insight From Elinor Raeside [REPOST]

I made the decision to take a gap year in 2015 whilst in my last year of A Levels, when I was declined by all five of the universities I had applied for to study midwifery due to a lack of work experience. I was actually pretty relieved…