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Places you can't miss on your gap year

When you are young, you have the wonderful gift of the rest of your life being laid out in front of you, with every opportunity and possibility waiting for you to come and grab it with both hands. However, as amazing as this feeling is, it can also be a little bit overwhelming at times. Some people will naturally leave school and instantly know the career they want, pursue it, and settle into a happy little domestic life in no time at all, but this is rare, so don’t worry about comparing yourself to the supposed successes of others. You have the rest of your life to settle down and right now is the time to do whatever you want. Now is the time for you to go out into the world and travel to all the wonderful places you have ever dreamed of. Travelling helps to develop your confidence, appreciation of culture and allows you to make some incredible memories you can take with you for the rest of your life.

The only difficult choice you have to make on your gap year is where you want to go and visit when the world is so full of diverse and stunning destinations! To give you some help, this handy guide will suggest some of the top locations around the world you don’t want to miss.


The Wonders of Tanzania

Travelling to somewhere in the world you have never experienced before is one of the most amazing things you can do with your youth. One amazing idea, for example, is to go on one of the Tanzania safari tours on offer to see first hand the diverse wildlife presence on the African continent and plunge yourself into a culture that might be completely different to your own. For example, one tour that is offered is a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast, and this is the Great Migration tour. This tour takes you out to witness zebras and wildebeests moving in formation across the stunning landscapes. Another incredible place you can be taken to is the Serengeti National Park to watch the breath-taking sunsets melt over the vast plains. Plus, you get to see first hand the diverse ecosystem that thrives there. Not only will you see the wildebeests but also have the chance to catch a glimpse of one of the many incredible birds that live in the Serengeti or perhaps even a heard of elephants making their way to a watering hole.

The historic city of Berlin

If a city break sounds more to your taste, then a highly recommended destination is the rich, historical city of Berlin in Germany. One of the many reasons to visit Berlin on your gap year is the supreme nightlife that has emerged from there. Clubs such as the Berghain, Kater Blau, and the KitKatClub have gained fame all over the world for the lively party atmospheres and signature innovative techno music they play at these highly exclusive venues. Another reason to visit Berlin is, of course, the incredible history you can see all around the city, wherever you go. For example, the old Olympic stadium where the 1936 Olympic games were held, the Brandenburg Gate just a short walk from the Reichstag, and even the ruins of never-completed new parliamentary buildings that were barely halfway completed when World War Two was won.

Sun-soaked Fuerteventura

If you like to experience a little bit of paradise when you travel abroad, then you won’t have any problems finding reasons to go to Fuerteventura on your gap year adventure. Firstly, the weather is pretty much guaranteed to be sunny all year long, meaning that you will always be able to enjoy one of the many incredible beaches around the island, such as Corralejo, with its golden sandy shore and glistening blue ocean. The great thing about Fuerteventura is that there are so many beaches that it is impossible to find one that is overcrowded, and you may even find you have an idyllic spot all by yourself at times. On a practical note, Fuerteventura is a fantastic destination for young people as you don’t have to have a lot of money in order to get out there and have a truly wonderful time.

Your gap year is one of the few times in your life that you will have total freedom to go where you want and experience amazing places, so, what is stopping you for booking your next destination right now?