Sun worshippers on a European tour can track down their nearest beach in seconds, thanks to the new iPhone app from online travel agent On the Beach. The Beach Locator can point you in the direction of the nearest sandy haven, with more than 1,000 Continental spots listed.
If your gap year takes you through South America, then you should definitely consider taking in the world's biggest party - the annual Rio De Janeiro carnival is a multi-million pound four-day extravaganza and you can see it in style with Goway tours.
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.