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Shark diving banned in Australia

Shark cage diving banned in Western Australia

Cage diving with sharks has been banned in Western Australia, as the government vows to rule out tourism ventures based on attracting sharks.

Follow Peru's Inca Trail on a gap year

Traversing the Inca Trail makes for an iconic gap year

If you're keen to go on a gap year that enables you to have exciting adventures and experience cultures that are entirely different to your own, why not consider taking the Inca Trail? Located in Peru, traversing this ancient pathway to see the lost city of Machu Picchu is bound to be a highlight of your travels.

Peru is a captivating gap year destination

Take in stunning sights on a gap year in Peru

If you're looking to take in some amazing sights during the course of your gap year, Peru is one destination you should be sure to visit. Head to the South American country and you will have the chance to see wonderful landmarks and experience different cultures.

2012 gap year hot list

2012 gap year hot list

Heading off on your gap year in the New Year? Wondering where to go or need a little bit of inspiration? To help you decide and plan your adventures for next year, we’ve come up with a list of where we think are going to be hot gap year destinations in 2012.

Where to visit on a gap year in New Zealand

Where to visit on a gap year in New Zealand

New Zealand has a wealth of beautiful landscapes to see so it can hard knowing where to visit during a gap year here. From glaciers and mountain lakes to bustling cities and wild forests, you'll have a vast choice when deciding what to see.

volunteer project with Madventurer in Ghana

Gap Year Company profiles – Madventurer

We’re continuing our gap year company profile series this week with a focus on Madventurer, a non-profit volunteer organisation. These profiles are designed to help you make that decision of choosing a gap year company just that little bit easier, giving you all the information you need in one place.

Mix vounteering and adventure on a gap year

India vs Sri Lanka: Which is the best destination for mixing voluntary work with adventure?

When planning a gap year abroad, overseas adventure travel can be an incredibly attractive option. After all, it gives you the chance to explore far-flung destinations and do things totally out of the ordinary. But, if you want to integrate volunteering into this kind of trip - or vice versa - where is best to head to?

Combine adventure and volunteering in Africa

Where can I combine voluntary work with adventure travel?

Whether you're planning a gap year or a career break, adventure travel can be a fantastic choice. After all, it allows you to have all kinds of exhilarating experiences in incredible destinations across the world. To make your trip all the more memorable, why not consider combining this kind of getaway with voluntary work?

Gap Adventures take big leap with name change

Gap Adventures announces new name - G Adventures

Gap Adventures, a small group tour operator, is changing its name to G Adventures, the company announced today, with the Canadian company rebranding its worldwide operations under the new name from 1 October.

Enjoy sun, sea and sand on gap year travel

Australia and New Zealand - ideal for adventure travel

If you're looking for an exhilarating gap year that will generate lifelong memories, consider an adventure travel break to Australia or New Zealand.

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Travel Tales: "I walked through a wet forest whilst covered in leeches"

India is full of surprises, as backpacker Sarah discovered

Backpacker Sarah Ward chats leeches, monsoon weather, chilli for breakfast and clubbing in Mumbai - and everything else than happened on her Indian gap year adventure!

Interview with a local: An insider’s guide to London

London guide local interview destination

We chat to Cat Hughes, the mystery traveller behind's Secret London blog, to get the best travel tips direct from a local Londoner. Discover things you never knew about the UK capital...