The best hostel, volunteering organisation and international destination for young travellers have been announced at the British Youth Travel Awards.
This year the InterRail Pass, a ticket to budget travel across Europe, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Nothing quite beats the feeling of driving along the open road, stopping wherever takes your fancy and spending every evening in a different town. If that sounds like your kind of holiday, you should tackle one of these European road trips.
Why not take the perfect opportunity during your gap year to learn a new language? You could combine it with your travelling, volunteering or even working abroad. Here at mapthegap.co.uk we’ve put together some guides for you on language learning during your gap year. We’ve already done one on Spanish, French and Italian and this week we will be focusing on learning German.
If you're looking to travel around Europe on a gap year there are few better ways to see what the region has to offer than by hiring a boat and exploring the continent's beautiful rivers and canals.
As we know each country has its own customs and culture, but sometimes we are not aware that each place we visit has its own body language too. Here at mapthegap.co.uk we’ve compiled a list of a few to watch out for - you never know, this advice may get you out of some sticky situations.
For a budget gap year, Europe is an ideal destination. Have you considered Berlin? With well over 800,000 fans, Berlin is one of the most popular cities on Facebook - and the Mayor is planning to harness that support to find even more fans.
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.
With money getting tighter gap years may revert back to those closer to home, with InterRailing across Europe a popular choice. A stop in the German capital city of Berlin is a must to experience the culture as well as the eclectic nightlife.