What you didn't know about gap year travel...

Whether you've looked at taking a gap year before, you're planning a gap year now or are thinking about taking one soon, you'll know that there's lots of information out there and research to be done!

Gap year myths...There is also a little confusion as to what exactly a gap year is. So to help you out, we've listed the top facts about a gap year you may not know. From what you can do on your gap year to how long you can stay away, check out these top tips before you hit the web or pick up a mountain of guidebooks...

Gap year myths, uncovered:

  • Gap year travel is open to everyone: you don't need to be on a gap year to take a gap break!
  • A gap break doesn't have to be a whole year: Projects start from 1 week so you can go during your summer, Easter or Christmas holidays
  • It doesn't have to cost the earth: So it's possible to get away even if you're on a tight budget
  • Going it alone is ok: You don't have to travel with a friend. In fact 70% of our travellers book alone but make new best friends easily!
  • Safety is guaranteed: You'll always be looked after with our 24/7 backup and support
  • You won't be alone for long: No matter where you go and what you do... you'll meet like minded people and friends for life!
  • Employers rate gap years highly: the times have changed and now top businesses consider taking time out to be an advantage as opposed to being for slackers!

The Real Gap travel advisors are seasoned travellers who have been there and done it. They have a wealth of experience and love taking about it. So why not challenge them...give us a call to talk about travel options or check out below our recommendations to combat those gap year myths.

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