Ultimate GuidesWritten by our expert travellers, our Ultimate Guides are articles and features on perenially popular gap year and backpacker topics. Browse the list below to find something that catches your eye, or use the search facility to the right of your screen to find a guide which is particularly relevant for you and your gap year planning. Remember that you can find gap year jobs, voluntary placements, and year out ideas by exploring our sections on jobs, volunteering and ideas.
Is there a better way to see Canada than by train... possibly not.
Our guide to staying safe and healthy on your gap year.
Our guide to the best time to go and what to expect weather wise!
One or two things to "bear" in mind when trekking through Canada.
Get Out and About by Car in Oz or NZ
Check out some Aussie slang you may need on your trip
Our guide to choosing a Safari, one of the most popular holidays for gap year adventurers of all ages!