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Stockhorn Bungy: Alpin Raft Interlaken

by Gap Year Escape

*STOP* I can tell you that you will be tempted to skip ahead but don’t. Yes there is a clip of me screaming like a girl but please let me explain first… Even if you’re good with heights there’s something about doing a bungy jump that will strike fear into anyone. I mean it’s not […]

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Move: Travel Inspiration

by Gap Year Escape

I saw this incredible video and thought I had to share it with you all. “3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully […]

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Life in the Arctic Circle

by Gap Year Escape

In my 24 years, I have lived in an odd collection of places- from Zimbabwe to the USA, Australia to Sweden, but the thing people always seem most interested in is the few years I spent in a remote Innuit (aka Eskimo, but that’s now very un-PC) village in the Canadian arctic. I learned a […]

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Ontario: A Cultural Trip

by Gap Year Escape

Since popping my Canadian cherry a few years earlier with a fleeting tour of British Columbia and Alberta, I had been looking for an excuse to reacquaint myself with this great nation ever since. As with many other millions of tourists, the allure and proximity of Toronto and Niagara Falls made it difficult for any […]

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5 Travellers You’ll Love to Hate

by Gap Year Escape

It’s ok to be a hater. Sometimes. As much as I’d like to think that each and every person you meet on the road is broadminded and accommodating, reality can be a little different… The Spiritualist Deep. Meaningful. Full of crap. On an overnight train from Bangkok I once overheard a soliloquy from a 20-something […]

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Colossal Cape Verde

by Gap Year Escape

During my gap year, I spent a few island hopping days on a trip to the archipelago of Cape Verde, which lies just off Western Africa, near Senagal. Even now, I have still to come to grips with the actual meaning of an archipelago! Here is the low down of my top 5 attractions: Mindelo, […]

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5 Destinations not to miss in Eastern Europe

by Gap Year Escape

The Eiffel Tower. The Colosseum. The canals of Venice. Big Ben. These are some of the most famous landmarks of Europe. Like many travelers to Europe, I’ve seen them and every year these famous structures and natural beauties will continue to draw millions of visitors every year. I love Paris, Rome, and London (I have […]

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Cheap as Chips in Kuala Lumpur

by Gap Year Escape

Your Gap Year is coming to an end, you’ve been backpacking for months, your budget is dwindling down to your last few pence and you’re sick of sharing rooms with strangers in side street hostels. It’s time for some affordable luxury. Malaysia is one of the few countries left on this planet where things are […]

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Popping My Backpacking Cherry

by Gap Year Escape

I’ve been all over the world and would consider myself well travelled. It still doesn’t matter who you are, there was once a day when we were naive about a lot of things. It was over six years ago that I had my first backpacking experience. Even by this time I had already done four […]

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South African Adventure

by Gap Year Escape

I had been travelling a few months in Africa and once more our bus has broken down. Far from being frustrated I welcomed such breaks as they allowed me to stretch my legs and look about. I stepped out of the vehicle and unfolded my map, looking at all the places I’ve already seen and […]

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Tantalizing Tanzania; a true African Gem

by Gap Year Escape

A trip to Africa will always take a shed-load of planning, but if your destination is Tanzania, you will have to pull out all of the stops in order to make sure you see absolutely everything that is on offer. In addition, careful planning ensures you are not disappointed with your choice of lodgings; accommodation […]

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Gap Year Globetrotter

by Gap Year Escape

Can you really some up a Gap Year in under five minutes? I was talking to a friend of mine about my own Gap Year. A Gap Year is far longer than just a year. I spent well over a year before I’d even left day dreaming, looking at a world map and wishing I […]

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Algarve; a region of many facets

by Gap Year Escape

It is true that the Algarve might not be as popular a backpacking destination compared to Thailand and central Europe. However, as I was in search of a heavy dose of sun and sea on my gap year, the Algarve’s call was too strong to ignore…and not a million miles away. The Algarve is an […]

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21 Things You Never Want to Hear Your Flight Captain Say

by Gap Year Escape

Traveling via airplane is one of those highly sought after modern day luxuries that we often take for granted. In all reality, when you think about the other options one has of transporting themselves across great distances – or over large bodies of water – the latter seems quite fickle and outdated by comparison. However, […]

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European Fliers urged to be vigilant following volcanic eruption

by Gap Year Escape

People travelling in Europe are being warned to remain vigilant following the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in May, as fears of further disruption to flights abound. The Grimsvotn volcano is Iceland’s most active and in May this year an eruption sent plumes of black ash into the stratosphere, causing chaos at European airports as […]

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