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Switch up standard student spends with epic Kiwi Experience adventures

Switch up standard student spends with epic Kiwi Experience adventures

Kiwi Experience shines the spotlight on once-in-a-lifetime New Zealand adventures which ring in at the same price of some standard student entertainment spends to show students what they could experience for the same cost!

Expert claims travel could have positive effects on university grades

Expert claims travel could have positive effects on university grades

Snap gaps are a popular alternative to the gap year and according to Dr. Max Tookey, an expert who specialises in the psychology of leisure they could have a positive impact on a student's university grades.

ABTA reveals top Gap Year destinations

ABTA reveals top Gap Year destinations

With hundreds of thousands of British students having just opened their A-Level results, many will be looking forward to starting their university lives in the autumn – but thousands of others will be looking forward to the adventure of a gap year.

Gap year travel advice

Ahead of the “A” level results True Traveller Insurance has put together some sound advice to help backpackers and gappers have a hassle free time.

Budget wisely for a better gap year

With schools and universities out for summer and exam results looming, MoneySuperMarket.com offers tips to help gap year travellers spend their money wisely and keep safe abroad.

Backpacker and extended trip insurance under the spotlight

Backpackers are being urged to make sure they pick a travel insurance policy that covers all their needs - from countries they want to visit to the activities (sporting or work) they plan to undertake, and that won’t expire before the end of their travels.

Book now to bag the gap year of your dreams

Book now to bag the gap year of your dreams

Exam season will soon be over. You'll be ripping up your revision notes before you know it. Then, it will suddenly dawn on you that the exciting gap year you'd earmarked before starting university is now looming, vacantly, in the not so distant future.

Group tours proving popular with gappers

Group tours proving popular with gappers

Gapping season is just around the corner, and adventurers from across the globe are looking forward to twelve months of unabated thrill seeking on distant shores.

Team GB gymnast returns from volunteering on gap year

Team GB gymnast returns from volunteering on gap year

Jennifer Pinches from the 2012 Team GB Gymnastic team who reached the finals of their competition has just returned from volunteering in Ecuador with Camps international. As well as wonderful handstands all over the country she felt she made a lasting difference.

Smartphones over sleeping bags for today’s gap year travellers

The smartphone is the number one item that gap year travellers will pack in their backpacks this year according to research from Post Office Travel Insurance.

Think before you gap

Think before you gap

A basic gap year doesn’t come cheap, and whatever the figure it will often be minus project fees, an added cost on the growing number of voluntour schemes.

Gap year travel in Japan

Last year's rise in university tuition fees coupled with high youth unemployment levels has led to an increase in gap years, according to specialist operator Japan Journeys.

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

With an 8.9% drop in UCAS applications for 2012, many are heralding the ‘return of the gap year’ for this year’s school leavers, who are faced with the new, higher tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year.

Backpackers reckless with contents of their bags

More than half (54%) of travellers carry contents worth over £500 in their backpacks but few take out travel insurance to protect them in the event of loss.

Gappers: Keep covered and in control on your gap year

With over 200,000 young people in the UK planning to take a gap year, and an increasing amount of older gappers on a career break or in retirement, Bob Atkinson, travel expert at MoneySupermarket offers tips to help those travelling to spend their money wisely and keep safe abroad.