Want to get a taste of a city before you head there on your gap year? Then why not spend a few minutes speed dating to get to them before you go? This week we’re getting to know Argentina’s capital - bold, brash and yet sophisticated Buenos Aires.
If you are planning a gap year and are keen to incorporate some volunteer work into your travels, you might want to spend some time in Argentina. By visiting the South American country you will have the opportunity to work with underprivileged children and help to build a better life for them.
Argentina has much to offer any traveller taking a South America gap year. It is one of the most diverse countries on the planet in terms of climate, terrain and landscape, while its cities are rich with culture and history, making this a fascinating destination to explore.
South America is a popular destination for gap years, with Brazil and Peru common destinations to head to. However, for a getaway that is filled with amazing activities and stunning scenery that is truly unique, make sure you travel to Patagonia.
Being a vegetarian can be hard when you’re travelling, vegetarian options are not always available, you don’t want to feel like a pain dragging your travelling companions round to ten different restaurants and you might be worried about offending other cultures by not eating the meat they’ve cooked for you. In some countries like India, New Zealand and Greece you can expect to find good vegetarian alternatives, however, there are a few surprisingly good destinations for vegetarians that you wouldn’t have expected.
This week is national game week in the US and the tradition has started to spread to the UK too. In honour of this fun and quirky festival we have been taking a look at some of the best loved games from around the world.
Rising university fees have led to a 30 per cent rise in the number of students heading abroad to work, study and volunteer, according to new figures from STA Travel. The youth travel specialist has seen a climb in bookings after the government introduced its top-up university fees for 2012. Many young people are now looking at alternative ways to bolster their CVs.
When you think of Latin America, what springs to mind straight away? The Amazon Jungle, Andes, and mega-cities like Rio de Janeiro perhaps? This vast and varied continent is home to some of the world’s rarest wildlife, most fascinating indigenous cultures, and vibrant lifestyles. From the vibrant Buenos Aires to the grand Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, you are guaranteed to remember your time here.
Many people would argue that English drives the world today. From businessmen in the Middle East to hoteliers in Asia, (and let’s not forget beach bums from around the world who want to use English to flirt with tourists!) everyone wants to learn this international language of currency. And you know what that means? This desire to learn the lingo has given rise to huge demand for English teachers worldwide!
Start your gap year in an impulsive fashion with a last-minute expedition to Patagonia, and you can get 20 per cent off. Tucan Travel is offering this discount on a range of departure dates in February and March.
Groups as small as just four people can enjoy 19 days exploring Argentina, Brazil and Chile with their very own guide. The itinerary takes in Rio De Janeiro, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the rainforests of Iguazú and Buenos Aires as well as Patagonia.