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The most important movie event of the year is almost here, the Oscars. This year’s Oscar nominated movies are set in variety of destinations across the world and many may even inspire your choice of gap year destinations, from a road trip in the USA, to language learning in France, exploring the landscapes of India or ‘finding yourself’ in Thailand.
There are so many places in the USA to visit, but if you want to see another side of the country on your gap year, go to New Orleans. Here, you can experience a culture, traditions and lifestyle that remind you of an America of long ago. Read on for just a few reasons why you should step back in time on a holiday to New Orleans.
The beauty of choosing to travel around America is that there are so many places to go. Thanks to the country's vast size, you are spoilt for choice with amazing destinations from New York to Los Angeles - but the southern states are really worth seeing.
On Bram Stokers 100th Birthday, we forget about Twilight, True Blood and Transylvanian tourism – and track down the top five places to spot a real (or the closest thing to a real) vampire instead.
What country offers the broadest range of landscapes in the entire world? Yep, you guessed it - the USA. Although this vast and fascinating country does not have the well-known backpacker network and traveller’s infrastructure of destinations like Australia, there are numerous tours designed for gap year adventurers. Even better news - we’ve found the best ones for you!
A Mardi Gras international guide has been put together by a top travel firm. HotelsCombined.com have named their best places to let your hair down during the 2011 Mardi Gras season. New Orleans, Louisiana, tops the online list.
The popular gap-year destinations of Vietnam and Thailand are experiencing a drop in accommodation prices as the dry-season comes to an end. The latest Price Index from HotelCombined.com shows accommodation prices in Hanoi, Vietnam have fallen 12.91 per cent as the city approaches the end of the dry season.
When you're cruising around American from city to city, doesn't it seem a shame to miss all the countryside in between? If so, then Amtrak can offer an alternative, as rail travel can be just as cheap a way to link up your US tour.
If you're heading across the pond for an American adventure in the New Year, then the experts at Lonely Planet are on hand to help. To welcome gap year travellers, Lonely Planet's US-based staff have been asked to pick out their top tips for 2011.
Cap off your American tour with a 12-day trip round the heartland of American music, taking in Nashville country & western and Memphis blues, before arriving in jazzy New Orleans just in time for Mardi Gras.
When touring America, the quickest way to get around is by plane, but it can often be the most expensive. However, as with everything else, if you book at the right time, you can make significant savings.