I never entertained the thought of a gap year. I thought such a year was meant for traveling and I've never been enamored by the idea. Schools don't really talk to you seriously about taking a year out; it's sort of a "you're on your own" policy, which is a scary concept even when your gap year is premeditated.
Madrid has it all, but it never forgets to show its visitors a friendly face, no matter the size of their wallets. If you're hungering for a city that actually sees some sunlight every once in a while, or if you're looking for stops on your cross-continental summer rampage, or if you're feeling a a bit priced out of Barcelona, or for any other reason, really, come here and you will find Madrid welcoming you with open arms.
Every destination in the world is a living, breathing place that has so much more to offer than the tourist trails, so make the most of your trip by seeking out alternative ways to be guided through it!
We are now only a month away from either euphoric victory or embarrassing failure, as the England team gets ready to hop across the channel alongside thousands of British football fans to compete in this years Euros. But are you all set and on the ball?
It's saddening that train prices in Europe are so steep without the InterRail pass. Otherwise, many of us wouldn't travel any other way. Luckily, there's no limit to how many times you can go interrailing (even if it feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience) - so open a map and start tracing the tracks you'd like to follow for your next adventure.
So I've put together a guide that will ensure you have everything you need to deal with every kind of emergency and how to survive the sweltering car temperatures, the karaoke singing and just how to tackle those tolls...
Australia still carries an image of a largely untamed landscape and extreme wilderness. In that way it still goes hand in hand with our view of the Arctic regions, much of Africa and the Amazon. Maybe it's an 'A' thing? Anyway, unfortunately Australia hasn't avoided the seemingly relentless march of habitat loss, destruction and the problems caused by changing environment.
I can't decide if Timehop and Facebook memories are helpful and motivating or really difficult at the moment. I've been faced with daily reminders of ...
As universities have had their Freshers in the last few weeks, all media seems to be focused on those going away; things they ought to know, recipes they should have and so on. However, there doesn't seem to be anything for those left behind...
By this point holidays are sounding a little stressful, and sipping a cocktail on a paradise beach loses its allure. Why risk such a huge amount of money? How do you know if you're fully covered?
Love adventure? Addicted to adrenaline? Live for the next crazy escapade that may (or may not) have you home in one piece? If you're looking for something totally different to do during your year out, take a look at some of our gap year dares. Not for the faint-hearted, here are seven hair raising adventures that will trump any ordinary gap year travel experience.
This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...
YES! I can honestly say I have no regrets. Before I left, I was anxious about my trip, especially as I was travelling solo. While away I made tonnes of new friends from across the globe - some I would consider to be friends for life! Travel experiences create strong bonds and special friendships.
Eating fish sandwiches on Galata Bridge and haggling in the Grand Bazaar... most guide books will describe these as unmissable experiences. But there's plenty more to Istanbul. Here is my guide to the perfect 24 hours in an incredible city!
I have therefore come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter which one you pick. Both guarantee a great and eye-opening experience. You can always go travelling after university, just like you can always go to university after travelling. If you want to do both, you merely have to decide on the order in which you wish to do it.
A trip to Cappadocia offers the perfect break from the vibrant, frenetic city of Istanbul. So next time you're thinking about booking a holiday to Turkey, skip the resorts, and go on a Cappdocian adventure!