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Planning Your Travelling Adventure

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:59

Once you’ve opened your opened your mind to a travelling gap year, it’s time to open your passport to new countries. It’s quite daunting at first trying to pick which countries to go to, but there are a lot of companies that can help. STA Travel specialises in travel for young people and has thousands of tours and groups listed in their many brochures and webpages. There is always an eager face waiting for you in their high street stores who will most likely have travelled themselves and be able to give pointers on different parts of the world.

Gap 360 is another company with a mind-blowing amount of offers to send you all over the world whether you’re looking for budget or luxury, long-distance or short-distance. Just head on over to their website where an online advisor is waiting to sell you an adventure of a lifetime. 

If you still haven’t found anything that’s taken your fancy with both of those companies Real Gap and so many more are just a Google search away as well as any advice you need in order to go it alone. 

Going travelling will give you confidence and a new lease on life that you can barely imagine right now. A gap year involving full-time work followed by full-time travelling is more than enough to ground you, mature you, and teach you a lot more about yourself than you knew before.

Get on a plane, try new foods, read lots of books, meet lots of people, explore new countries and cultures, reignite passions that got stamped out during classes and revision and exams, and replace your nightmares of the future with dreams of what can be achieved.

Don’t get stuck in a course that you hate or a job that suffocates you – take time out from it all and discover who you are and what you want to be. Giving yourself time to understand your likes and dislikes, your passions, and your interests will give you a much clearer head and a heightened passion for whatever you head onto next.

- By Eleanor O’Donnell