Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Every year hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world bugger off for a gap year before they immerse themselves in further education or find a job. There is also an increasing trend of older people taking a year off work to get involved in charity work or just explore the world. Here ...
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Discover Idaho

Discover Idaho

Idaho is big and jam–packed with amazing mountain scenery and a natural rugged beauty. Although it remains somewhat of a mystery, the name Idaho is believed to mean “the sun comes from the mountains”, or “gem of the mountains”. Considering Idaho has been home to virtually every k...
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Buggeroff to MARS!

Buggeroff to MARS!

With NASA’s Send Your Name to Mars programme part of you can be blasting off to another planet! Sign up for your own boarding pass to have your name included on the Orion test flight this December, 2014. Your name will be engraved into a penny–sized microchip that will be placed on the rocket. Sig...
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Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon

Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon

2014 saw the 33rd annual Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon. Considered to be one of the hardest triathlons in the world, the event has grown into a major spectacle with top triathletes from more than 34 countries competing and over 50 teams of 2,000 athletes, including amputees, completing the 1.5 mile sw...
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Walking and Hiking Italy’s South Tyrol and the Dolomites

Walking and Hiking Italy’s South Tyrol and the Dolomites

Taking in both Mediterranean landscapes and Alpine peaks and bordering Austria and Switzerland, the Dolomites are Italy’s northernmost province. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009 South Tyrol is renowned for its contrast and variety of cosmopolitan, historic and the natural beauty and t...
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Volunteering Holidays – Do your research

Volunteering Holidays – Do your research

Fancy counting fish under the water in Fiji? How about building a school in Peru? Or even dry stone walling in Wales!?! There are many volunteer holidays available to you all around the world that are both fulfilling and character building, but you don’t have to be a student or of a certain age to...
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Sani Pass – The Ultimate Off-Road Adventure

Sani Pass – The Ultimate Off-Road Adventure

Lesotho really is Southern Africa’s hidden gem. A landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa with only one road in and out, the Sani Pass. One of Africa’s most legendary roads, the Sani Pass features treacherous switchbacks that twist and snake through the rocky cliffs of the D...
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10 days of Pandas, Culture, Cuisine and the Magnificent Yangtze

10 days of Pandas, Culture, Cuisine and the Magnificent Yangtze

Panda China Tour, based in Chengdu, Sichuan, specialises in tailor–made tours of China. Their philosophy of Positive Impact and Responsible Travel is a first class example of minimising tourist impact on the local environment and the local people, with your money going into the local economy so your vis...
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The Galapagos Islands – The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Galapagos Islands – The Eighth Wonder of the World

For scuba divers, Galapagos, 1000km off the Ecuadorian coast is the ultimate destination, where cold and warm waters meet to produce a massive frenzy and an enormous feeding ground for an immense variety of marine life. The best way to see “everything” is by boat and although day boats are a...
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