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The best places in the world to see street art

The best places in the world to see street art

A gap year is about learning new things – not just about yourself, but the world around you. And what better way to get to know a country than to search out stunning...

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Nendaz - The sunny side of winter

Nendaz - The sunny side of winter

Nendaz is located in the heart of the Valais region on a plateau overlooking the Rhone valley and offering a breath-taking panoramic view over the Alps. This wonderful scenery is amplified by an incredible amount of sunshine - the...

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August bank holiday get-aways

August bank holiday get-aways

Thinking of heading abroad for the August Bank holiday? Or just need a little break away from it all? We’ve picked four beautiful cities which guarantee the perfect weekend away. Faro,...

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Konnichiwa Japan! Pt 2: Pop culture

Konnichiwa Japan! Pt 2: Pop culture

While cartoons and animated films may just be a little bit of fun over here, in Japan Mange and Anime are a huge part of the pop culture scene. Their influence has infiltrated everything, from malls to festivals; restaurants...

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The internship of a lifetime, with BUNAC: Part 2

The internship of a lifetime, with BUNAC: Part 2

Early last month, we got to read about the hiking adventures of Elena Hunt, who won the internship of a lifetime courtesy of BUNAC and Trek America. Today she's telling us about her experiences of working...

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The scene in Houston

The scene in Houston

Discover a mix of southern charm and urban appeal in H-Town. Sure, the oil industry, medical sector and NASA remain big business here, but now they share the spotlight with a crop of rising-star chefs and arts and culture...

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9 of the world’s best outdoor swimming pools

9 of the world’s best outdoor swimming pools

Relaxation is a key component to a fulfilling gap year, so this rundown of the top swimming spots around the world is a must when deciding where to travel. Bondi Iceberg Baths Take...

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Nice on the French Riviera – fun all year round!

Nice on the French Riviera – fun all year round!

Surrounded by the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, Nice, capital city of the French Riviera, has an authentic and unique flair. It can be visited throughout the year thanks to its exceptional climate and...

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Exploring India: Cultural Sensitivity

Exploring India: Cultural Sensitivity

Incredible India: whether on a journey of spiritual enlightenment or simply looking for adventure, India’s vibrant culture and fascinating history will make for one of the most memorable and exciting trips of your life. Of course, while...

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Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

One of the key parts of planning a successful gap year is getting your choice of destination right. So, to help anyone heading off on an adventure, we’ve listed our top 10...

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Innsbruck – The capital of the Alps

Innsbruck – The capital of the Alps

Urban city life and rugged alpine scenery! In no other place will you experience this inseparable connection between city and nature; welcome to Innsbruck, Austria. Up to seven cable cars can take you to the surrounding mountains, the Nordketten...

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Konnichiwa Japan! Pt 1:  What to eat

Konnichiwa Japan! Pt 1:  What to eat

Japan is an area as rich in its culinary culture as it is in its traditions. So what can you expect to eat in Japan? We’ve narrowed it down to a few key dishes. Sushi When we...

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Okrug – Beaches, coves and clear blue sea

Okrug – Beaches, coves and clear blue sea

With over 2500 sunny hours a year, Okrug is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia. All of those sunny days have a positive impact on the climate of this lesser-known place, meaning the average temperature is around...

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Hannover; like nowhere else!

Hannover; like nowhere else!

Easy-going, tolerant, laid-back: these are possibly the best words to describe the way of life in Hanover. The town centre has all the flair of a big city, and the pedestrian precinct is a true paradise for anyone keen...

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