Barcelona has long been a popular destination among gap year travellers keen to explore. Not only does it have pleasant year-round weather and reasonably priced accommodation, but it's also at the epicentre of both Spanish and Catalan culture.
One of the great things about going on a gap year is that you typically have more time than most holidaymakers to get to know a destination and travel around. Spain is a fantastic choice if you're after some outstanding cultural attractions.
If you're in the process of planning your gap year, bear in mind it's worth beginning it with a bang. There is now a well-worn path for travellers to follow, so why not buck that trend by doing something different? Read on for ideas of how to get off to the right start.
A gap year in Europe is a brilliant way to explore the sights and sounds of France, Spain and the Netherlands - and if you are looking for some travel inspiration, you have certainly found the right place. Read on to find out more.
Wicked Campers are a staple of many a ‘Down Under’ gap-year experience and now the campervan hire service is bringing its unique and budget-friendly deals to Europe. For those gap-year travellers looking for a self-drive budget experience this winter, Wicked Campers have a deal for seven days’ campervan hire in Spain for just £199, saving up to £353.
Nothing in the world is more exciting than some of the independent backpacking circuits of the world. These well-trodden trails are perfect retreats for alternative lifestyle living, short escapades into the unknown, and manic adventures in foreign lands.
Get the ultimate guide to your gap year destination on your Google Android phone this December for just $0.99 (£0.64) with the Compass City Guide app sale from Lonely Planet. Hi-tech travellers can pick up augmented reality guides to 25 worldwide cities for this low price until Christmas Day.
If you want to avoid being pick pocketed on your gap year (and chances are you do), then leaving Europe is probably your best bet. Despite the reputation for theft and crime that some parts of Asia can have, the top ten cities in the world for pick pocketing are all European, according to this year's TripAdvisor Pickpocket Index.