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The Gap Year – An endangered species?

The Gap Year – An endangered species?

Recent news that leading universities are vetoing gap years or capping the number of applicants who can take a year out threatens to cast a dark cloud over next week's A-Level results.

A new concept in volunteering

A new concept in volunteering

Offering a wide range of projects and travel opportunities, Inspire seeks to create a new concept in ethical and sustainable programmes to volunteer and travel abroad.

Be a wildlife conservation biologist for the day

Be a wildlife conservation biologist for the day

If Springwatch presenters Kate Humble and Chris Packham’s recent filming of the diverse environment in Norfolk has inspired you to get involved in wildlife conservation, then Biosphere Expedition taster days in the Broads may just be the thing for you.

UK girl makes clean sweep on ski instructor course in Canada

UK-based adventure travel company, SnowSkool, has been providing ski and snowboard instructor courses for people from all over the world since 2004 but nothing prepared their seasoned Canadian, Kiwi, British and French instructors for an unassuming young eighteen year old girl from Surrey, UK.

‘Voluntourism’ initiatives from Gap Adventures

Water access and shortage problems are reaching crisis levels - particularly in developing nations - so Gap Adventures is focusing its Earth Month initiatives on changing the lives of people who lack access to clean drinking water.

Get a unique view of Cumbria

Enjoy tranquil surroundings and views of the Cumbria countryside, tiptoe through 19th century corridors and do some good old-fashioned hard work in between.

Biosphere Expeditions offers chance to join whale research project

Biosphere Expeditions offers chance to join whale research project

Biosphere Expeditions the award winning, not for profit conservation and research organisation is giving people the chance to work with one of the world’s most iconic creatures – the whale.

Global ‘voluntourism’ opportunities

Fresh consumer attitudes towards travel mean the number of people likely to take an environmentally friendly holiday by 2013 has more than tripled*.

STA Travel to send interns on travel tips hunt

STA Travel to send interns on travel tips hunt

The internship to end all others is being offered from STA Travel with two lucky applicants set to jet off around the world on behalf of the specialist travel advisors.

Sydney on the cheap

Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit.

Be a part of big cat conservation in Oman

Be a part of big cat conservation in Oman

This is your chance to help with vital research work on a highly endangered, yet amazing big cat by travelling to Oman with Biosphere Expeditions – the award winning, non profit making conservation specialist which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Hands on ecotourism experiences in South Australia

Hands on ecotourism experiences in South Australia

Thanks to a growing number of ‘voluntourism’ projects across South Australia, giving up time to take part in conservation is no longer something reserved solely for gap year students.

Voluntourism wins out with today’s adventurers

Voluntourism is still one of the major buzzwords when it comes to holidays, but according to Acacia Africa, a softer version where charitable pursuits are juxtaposed with adventure is winning out with today’s travellers.

Last chance to see Asia’s endangered wildlife

In response to a rising demand for wildlife experiences in the Far East, Bamboo Travel is launching a special tour of China and Borneo to see some of the planet’s most endangered animal species.

 Amazon adventures in Peru

Amazon adventures in Peru

Study the four icons of the Amazon; jaguars, pumas, parrots and peccaries (pig like creatures) this winter with Biosphere Expeditions – the award winning, non profit making conservation specialist which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.