Going on a gap year doesn't have to involve travelling halfway around the world - there are plenty of great destinations much closer to home in Europe. If you're looking for somewhere with a fascinating history and beautiful scenery, you can't beat Turkey.
The world is a big place, but it’s getting a lot smaller due to globalisation. While this brings a mixed blessing, the good news is that the modern travel scene is the best the world has ever seen! If you’re a first time traveller...
For a little bit of a difference on your gap year, or a unique career break opportunity, getting yourself enrolled in a TEFL course and teaching English abroad is a fascinating way to live for a while. This week we focus on Africa and the Middle East
Feeling inspired? Write about your travelling experiences to date and you could win a holiday for two to eastern Turkey, with the added incentive of getting your post-trip write up published in a national newspaper, the Independant on Sunday.
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.
Catch one of Europe's most exclusive music festivals next year with a visit to Turkey. SunSplash Antalya is Turkey's Biggest Little Festival and this year the line-up will include Radio One's newest presenter, DJ Benji B.
Independent-minded travellers who want to explore new routes are being invited to organise their own itinerary with On the Go, the global tour operators. By consulting their On the Go's experts, you can put together a bespoke itinerary, specifically suited to your group.