Need help? Start here!

Gap Year Guide for Beginners
Need help with your trip planning? Start here for travel advice, inspiration and much more...

Start Planning Now!

The Ultimate Guide...

Escape Guide To The Ultimate Gap Year
Escape Guide To The Ultimate Gap Year. Everything you need to know for an awesome year out.

Get The Book Exclusively On Amazon

Free Travel Hacks!

Insider Guide
Want to travel the world without breaking the bank?
This FREE guide tells you how!

Download Your Free Book!

As seen on

TEFL Guide: Teaching English As A Foreign Language Explained

by Gap Year Escape

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is the term used to describe teaching English to non-native speakers in countries where English is not the first language. This is one way in which you can be paid to live and work abroad. Some people even get the bug for this and use this to travel […]

Read the full article →

London – Budget or Luxury?

by Gap Year Escape

There are many ways to travel and many possible budgets. Some opt for the challenge and excitement of the thinnest budget; often, this is called backpacking. For the privileged few who consider money no object or perhaps the average wage earner who wants to splurge once, there is the luxury version, sparing no expense. Below […]

Read the full article →

The 5 Dumbest Ways To Get Your Valuables Stolen On A Gap Year

by Gap Year Escape

This past weekend I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend Nigel Clifford, an avid traveller and entrepreneur. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for his business Adventure Underwear, which aims to revolutionize the travel industry by ridding the world of dorky looking money belts forever and replacing them with stylish, comfortable and […]

Read the full article →

How To Buy A Cheap Round The World Ticket – RTW Flights Hacked!

by Gap Year Escape

So many people take a round the world flight on their travels but researching and finding your own can be a bit of daunting experience. There are so many options, things to consider and routes you could take. I learnt some lessons from my gap year and to make it easier for you we’ve created […]

Read the full article →

How To Keep In Touch On Your Gap Year

by Gap Year Escape

It’s nice to be away and disconnected. However, whether for your own needs or for those back home, you will need to stay in touch during your Gap Year. So what’s the best way to do this? You’re lucky. You’ve got options…

Read the full article →

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gap Year Volunteering

by Gap Year Escape

The Internet is full of the usual advice about where to go and what to do on your gap year. And there’s no shortage of tips for volunteering on your year out. But how do you cut through the fluff and find the gold? And where can you get some insider’s insight? By reading Gap […]

Read the full article →

Flightfox vs Skyscanner vs Flight Centre

by Gap Year Escape

I recently discovered Flightfox, the crowdsourcing platform that allows you to launch a contest and allows experts to find you the cheapest flight deals. The service costs as little as $29 which is peanuts compared to how much you could save…. so how much can you save?

Read the full article →

How To Travel The World Using Frequent Flyer Miles – Explained!

by Gap Year Escape

It was only half way through my own Gap Year and RTW Flight that it dawned on me that I had missed out on a bunch Frequent Flyer Miles. I eventually did set it up and managed to return home with another frequent flyer miles to fly two people from London to Rome. Pretty sweet […]

Read the full article →

How To Get A Ski Resort Job In France – Q&A With Skiweekends

by Gap Year Escape

It’s an attractive prospect taking half of your Gap Year to work in a ski resort and spend your time skiing or snowboarding. So where do you start? We caught up with Skiweekends to get you some answers. Also feel free to check out our Q&A on how to become a ski or snowboard instructor.

Read the full article →

Top Tips for the perfect Nile Cruise

by Gap Year Escape

A visit to Egypt is never complete without a cruise down the meandering Nile River. It is the best way to see the magnificent historical treasures of Egypt, comfortably and in the luxurious style of these beautiful cruise ships. As you glide down the Nile, there will be cruise boats of all shapes and sizes […]

Read the full article →

Be Proud Of Your Scars

by Gap Year Escape

I can remember the feeling so vividly. Being held under that wave, unable to breath. The will of nature pushing me down as pain explodes into my spine.

Read the full article →

Is yacht-crewing a realistic Gap Year option?

by Gap Year Escape

Yachting brings together the need to earn money and the want to travel during your gap year. What could be more perfect than setting sail across the seas to exotic locations and being paid for it? Surely life isn’t so simple that this really does provide the perfect gap year solution? Let’s look a little […]

Read the full article →

Fun hidden by the dunes – Maspolomas, Gran Canaria

by Gap Year Escape

Fun hidden by the dunes Surrounded by huge sand dunes, only accessible by camel – come on, what other tourist resort can boast that?! Maspolomas on the southern part of Gran Canaria is a fantastic choice of destination for those that want something a little more upmarket and quiet, with loudness in easy reach.

Read the full article →

Gap Year Advice for Parents – 18 and Travelling Solo? No Problem!

by Gap Year Escape

So I got this rather alarming post on my Facebook Fan Page today…

Read the full article →

Planning before you depart on your gap year adventures

by Gap Year Escape

Before setting off on your year-long travels, there are a few really important things that must be organised in advance. While a lot of them are not fun to organise, having them all sorted before you go can save you a lot of hassle once you arrive in your countries of choice, leaving you without […]

Read the full article →

123456789101112Last