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Taking a gap year is a very personal thing and you should make sure you choose an itinerary that fits in with your interests and personality, rather than just following the crowds. With that in mind, we've got a few suggestions for themed gap years.
If you're planning to incorporate a trip to Thailand in your gap year adventure, make sure you take the time to work out your perfect itinerary. Read our guide to find tips on how to organise the ideal route for you.
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.
Northern Thailand: a place where verdant jungle mixes with hillside hippy towns, cultural cities, huge temple complexes and indigenous tribal communities. Be amazed by open aired markets selling multi-coloured fish and acres of tropical woodland.