How to become a Divemaster on your Gap Year

What is a Divemaster? Divemaster is PADI’s first professional-level qualification (there are equivalent levels with SSI or BSAC). It mainly qualifies you to conduct dive tours with certified divers, but it also enables you to assist instructors in teaching the courses you have completed, and to perform various other supervisory roles. It teaches you to…

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iPhoneography – Travel Photography Tips for your iPhone

I often get asked what camera I take with me travelling… I don’t have one.

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Best Gap Year & Backpacking Travel Insurance Advice Guide

It’s something you buy and hope to never have to use but travel insurance is vital for anyone taking a gap year, career break or time out abroad. Travel insurance can seem like a bit of a minefield with all the different policy types, rules, exceptions and small print. So to make things easier we’ve…

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How To Become A Ski or Snowboard Instructor – Your Questions Answered!

There are many attractive possibilities for your Gap Year and one of them is to become a ski or snowboard instructor. You’ll be picking up a skill, earning a qualification and getting a job, all whilst having a great time abroad! So how do you go about doing this? We caught up with PJ who…

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Backpacker Guide to Cheap Travel across the USA

With a country so vast, you’d think that travelling across the states would be costly. Luckily there are several options for transportation in America, too many in fact. So which one is the cheapest? To save you time and money, we did a price comparison. Here’s our backpacker guide to cheap travel across America…

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24 Hours in Venice: Take the Romance, Hold the Hassle

If you’ve only got a short stay in Venice, one of Europe’s most romantic cities, don’t despair. The best sights and the atmosphere of Venice can be yours in as little as 24 hours— as long as you plan it right. Read on for tips on getting the most from a quick trip to Venice.

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Sun, Sand and Surf: Why Not Experience a Different Side of the Gold Coast?

Typically, when you think of the Gold Coast you think of golden sand, sunny beaches, great surf, and holiday theme parks. But there is another side to our great Gold Coast, and that’s the hinterland. From stunning rainforest skywalks to relaxing wine tours, scenic national park walks to exotic spa retreats. The Gold Coast hinterland…

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The Rules of Facebook for Backpackers

There’s no denying that Facebook is a great invention when it comes to travelling. When you’re keeping friends and family updated on whatever you’re getting up to, it certainly makes it a lot easier. However, we’ve all been guilty of Facebook information overload, or know someone whose prolific updates make you close to unfriending them.…

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