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Guide To Working Overseas

Working overseas in a foreign country is a unique and enriching experience. It allows you to get a good perspective of a country which is new to you and exposes you to …

Discover our top 10 Tips for travellers

Travelling is a fantastic lifestyle, where new experiences and places are seen everyday. It allows your horizons to broaden, understanding of different cultures to flourish, as well as a perfect opportunity for …

Top volunteer trip kit recommendations

I have recently returned from Ecuador where I was visiting four new volunteer projects. Before I went, the team at Gap Year Travel Store were kind enough to recommend some great items …

Caxton cash card for Oyster participants

Oyster has set up a new partnership with Caxton FX to bring our participants the prepaid cash card, the latest way to take money abroad. These are the modern day equivalent to traveller’s cheques …

13 Tips for Travelling Solo

When planning their gap year trips many people worry about travelling solo; will I get lonely? Will I get bored? What if I get lost? We’ve compiled a list of our top …

Kit review: LifeStraw

At the end of last year our friends over at the Gap Year Travel Store sent us a LifeStraw (a different water purification method) to test. Desperate to try it out, we couldn’t …

Kit Review: Cabin Max carry on luggage

Over the years I have tried rucksacks, small hard shell suitcases and wheely soft cases.  None of them maximised the cabin baggage allowance and most were not easy to live out of …

Kit Review: ‘Water-to-Go’ Bottle

For my recent trip to Tanzania, our good friends at the Gap Year Travel Store sent me a new water bottle to test in Africa, the Water-to-Go bottle. It’s a sports bottle …

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