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Happy Lei Day, Hawaii!

Happy Lei Day, Hawaii!

It's International Workers' Day here or Labour Day in America, but in the Aloha State of Hawaii, an island-wide celebration is taking place called Lei Day. It was made an official holiday in 1929 and has become increasingly popular...

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What to expect from a wildlife safari in Africa during your gap year

What to expect from a wildlife safari in Africa during your gap year

If you have never been on a safari before, you are in for a really exciting adventure. For your first one, Africa is a fantastic place to go, and Kenya, in particular, has some of the most beautiful wildlife...

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Two hour getaways that are perfect for your bank holiday weekend

Two hour getaways that are perfect for your bank holiday weekend

With weather as unpredictable as ever in Britain this Bank Holiday weekend, a getaway to warmer climes would certainly be welcome. It could also be the perfect opportunity to get a taste for...

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Exploring three of Central America’s most exciting countries on your gap year

Exploring three of Central America’s most exciting countries on your gap year

On a map, the central area of the Americas appears to be only a slither, especially when compared to its northerly and southerly neighbours. It is a part of the world that is often omitted when globetrotters-to-be plan out...

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Why not skydive in New Zealand on your gap year?

Why not skydive in New Zealand on your gap year?

Tandem skydive from 15,000ft with NZONE Skydive, New Zealand’s first tandem skydive operation, and see some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand! In 1990, NZONE Skydive was the first tandem skydive operation to open in New...

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A walk through the bohemian, cobbled streets of Belgrade

A walk through the bohemian, cobbled streets of Belgrade

After a conscious uncoupling in 2006 from Montenegro, Serbia has stood alone as an independent state, but its capital is often overlooked. Though it isn't considered a 'Beta' city, rather than Europe's mega cities like Paris or Milan,...

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Dubai: what’s all the fuss about?

Dubai: what’s all the fuss about?

Dubai is a city of considerable man-made grandeur. In terms of modernisation, the area has only come into its own in the last few decades, but the progress it has made definitely makes up for its previous sluggish headway. ...

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Hostels: the new affordable hotel?

Hostels: the new affordable hotel?

In times past, the idea of staying in a hostel struck fear into those wishing to find cheap accommodation when on their travels. The word itself seemed to conjure up images of filthy...

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Create your ideal volunteer experience with Peas on Earth

Create your ideal volunteer experience with Peas on Earth

Turn your dreams of an African rural retreat into a reality! Peas on Earth is an owner-run small-holding just off the Wild Coast of South Africa. Surrounded by some of the outstanding natural beauty of this country, we offer...

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‘Explore’ your gap year options at The Big Outdoor Show

‘Explore’ your gap year options at The Big Outdoor Show

Whether you’re planning a big adventure or just a small one, it pays to be prepared, and what better way to learn about exploring the world than from those who&rsquo...

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A culinary gap year journey through Italy’s regions: part two

A culinary gap year journey through Italy’s regions: part two

Being a country noted for its widely acclaimed cuisine, we felt that it was impossible to keep our regional guide to just one feature. As a result, we're back again this week to explore more dishes and the...

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See Masterpieces of Modern Art in Venice

See Masterpieces of Modern Art in Venice

Welcome to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection... Overlooking the Grand Canal, housed in a treasure chest of Istrian stone, is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. This, the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century,...

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A culinary gap year journey through Italy’s regions: part one

A culinary gap year journey through Italy’s regions: part one

They say Rome wasn't built in a day, which was definitely a good thing as its culture is one of the richest and well known in the continent. Cuisine, in particular, is as important to Italy as its...

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The most amazing sports experience you could have on a gap year!

The most amazing sports experience you could have on a gap year!

PTL offers a unique opportunity for sporting students to take their talents to the next level in an international context.  Why not explore stunning South Africa whilst being part of a dynamic, professional sports club as you Play,...

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