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.
If you are taking time out of your career or studying to travel abroad, make sure you plan in something extraordinary.
So with this in mind, where is the best gap year destination for next year?
However you plan to get around America, check out our useful guide
Our guide to finding work in the hospitality industry on your gap year.
Our Guide to Using Your Office Skills on a Gap Year or Career Break.
Nowhere in the world is there anything else like the Galapagos Islands, read our handy guide.
Goa in South West India is still an extremely popular gap year, career break or alternative destination for young and old alike.
Europe as we know it has changed almost continuously over the past 20 years and there are some amazing destinations that are left off many travellers "must see" lists that offer great travel experiences.