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Any wannabe adventures out there? Fancy spending your gap year climbing up mountains, hiking across continents and swimming across Oceans? The check out what these guys did, and prepare to be amazed...
If you're seeking lots of exciting outdoor adventures while on a gap year, there is perhaps nowhere quite like Canada.
If you've got a passion for all times adventure, a meeting with a real life explorer may just inspire you to push the boundaries on your active gap year. Adventure travel specialist, Explore, is offering free tickets for the Explore Live event.
A vet and animal lover is getting on his bike to raise money for the Born Free Foundation. Ian Wright, from Kington, Herefordshire, starts his epic sponsored cycle from the UK to South Africa, flying via Egypt, next month on October 15.
New Zealand remains one of the top gap year destinations and now a number of adventure cycling breaks are available to book via Active New Zealand. The company is the brainchild of entrepreneur Andrew Fairfax, a keen cyclist himself.
An adventurous expedition have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever taxi ride after rolling into Tibet, as it attempts to drive from London to Sydney. Car hire comparison site, carrentals.co.uk sponsored the ‘it’s on the meter’ expedition as it attempts to drive a black cab from London to Sydney.
Two adventurers are set to become the only people in living memory to complete an supported crossing of the Danakil Desert, all 500 miles of it from North to South Ethiopia.
Many people choose to spend some time travelling at various points in their lives, whether they've just finished university or have booked a sabbatical from work. Seeing the world on gap year trips is a great way to have fun, experience new cultures or give something back to the countries you visit in the form of volunteering.
If you're considering embarking on adventure travel in South America, you might be caught up with planning all the exciting things you're going to see and do. To really make the most of your time out there, consider learning Spanish at the same time - after all, being familiar with the native language can only improve your trip.
When it comes to planning an adventure-packed gap year, you'll find you can take part in exciting activities and pursuits in countries across the globe, but there are perhaps few better places to do so than the United States.
Africa is a great place for travellers to visit, whether you're looking for palm-fringed beaches, want to go on a safari or embark on adventure expeditions. Indeed, climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular things to do on a trip to the continent.
Ski Utah is searching for the newest addition to their Ski Utah Blog Team – the Park Rat. As part of the blog team, the Park Rat will be awarded a Ski Utah Silver Pass, worth $2,500, enabling them to jib, jump and ride 30 days at all 14 Utah ski and snowboard resorts.
Did you know that there are fewer people with internet access in the entire continent of Africa than in New York City alone? Real Gap Experience is offering gap year packages to this fascinating place, whether you want to work, volunteer or simply travel.
The second half of the year might bring autumn to us Brits, but it's spring in Tasmania - and that means a whole new season of adventure activities for thrill seekers. The Antipodean island's outdoor calendar is packed with ideas.
A new visa can help you secure gap year jobs in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup. Immigration New Zealand’s Working Holiday Visa allows UK citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 to work and travel in New Zealand and is ideal for a gap year.
If you’ve got a trip to New Zealand planned then you could zip through the forest in a Twilight Tour with Ziptrek Ecotours, back by popular demand. The zipline runs between eco-built tree huts in the forest above Queenstown offering amazing views.
When gap year travellers consider Australia as a destination many thoughts will turn to the plethora of world-class surf spots which the land down under is famous for. Now in an historic first, South Australia will play host to some of the world’s top surfers this November after gaining the right to host an event on the surfing World Tour.
Want an unforgettable adventure to kick off your gap year? The new ASEAN Rickshaw Run takes in several thousand miles of Indonesian archipelago and South East Asian terrain and will feature 30 international teams travelling from Jakarta to Bangkok.
Take your gap year to the waters of the Antarctic for a truly unique experience. Gap Adventures have several cruise-only trips in boats such as the M/S Expedition, small enough to navigate the new ban on heavy fuel oil, which becomes law on August 1.
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!
Make your gap year an adventure to remember by picking up a new skill. A number of 'how-to' sports and wellbeing packages are available with Gap Adventures. In Costa Rica, for example, you can learn to surf on an eight-day watersports trip.
If New Zealand is on your list of places to go and you’re a rugby fan then you could win the ultimate trip by proving just how far you’d go for your team. The Great Crusade, with Quantas, will see 25 luxury campervans travel round the country in convoy.
Australia and New Zealand have long been top backpacker destinations, thanks to the fantastic weather, excellent nights out, friendly locals and work opportunities. Add some adventure to your Down Under visit and it will be the trip of a lifetime.
The death of a 17-year-old, who was electrocuted while on holiday on one of the Fijian islands, has prompted several calls for improvements to the safety standards currently used by companies who organise adventure trips and gap years abroad.