Bali is a hugely popular destination among holidaymakers taking a year out, and with its gorgeous scenery, good climate and idyllic location, it's not hard to see why. If you're planning to spend some time on beaches during your gap year, coming here could be the answer.
Going on a gap year or career break is a great opportunity to learn something new, or to try out a new activity that you’ve always dreamt of doing. Surfing is one of those activities that most people want to try and some point in their lives and makes an excellent backpacking activity. So, here are our picks for the best places in the world to learn to surf.
Whether you want to spend time visiting historic sites or are keen to see exotic flora and fauna, Bali is an amazing gap year destination. There's a wide range of things to see and do on the Indonesian island, so you can be sure of having a wonderful trip.
When you start planning your gap year, you may want to spend a part of it volunteering, to allow you to give something back to some of the places you visit. If you plan to spend some time in Asia, you may want to consider becoming a volunteer in Indonesia.
There are many places in the world where you can volunteer during your gap year, but picking where to go might be difficult. However, if you've always fancied hitting the waves, you might find the opportunity to learn and teach surfing too tempting to resist.
Backpacking is one of the most exciting travelling experiences you will ever encounter. Wandering the dirty or sandy roads, living your life out of a bag, meeting countless people from all over the world, and falling in love with each destination: the experience will stay with you for a long time.
Whether it's a spot of skinny dipping or a day on a nudist beach, naturism has been an exciting part of gap years since the 1960s, so this year hotelscombined.com is suggesting some more novel ways to get your nudist thrills on your year off.
Add an exciting day trip in Indonesia to your South East Asian tour, with Exotissimo Travel. Options include trekking through rice paddys, authentic local cooking classes and sunset island cruises.
If you're planning a round the world trip, but want to squeeze in a spot of comfort along the way, then now is your time to book a hotel stop-off. Hotels.com is offering great value worldwide stays for as little as £34 per night, with gap year hotspots such as Indonesia, Thailand and China available.