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Ultimate Guides

Written by our expert travellers, our Ultimate Guides are articles and features on perenially popular gap year and backpacker topics. Browse the list below to find something that catches your eye, or use the search facility to the right of your screen to find a guide which is particularly relevant for you and your gap year planning. Remember that you can find gap year jobs, voluntary placements, and year out ideas by exploring our sections on jobs, volunteering and ideas.


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Volunteering in Kenya - Travel Writing Winner!

Congratulations to Tasha McDonnell, the winner of our travel writing competition! Tasha is 17, from Chester, and she went to Kenya to volunteer in July 2011:

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Organised Programmes in Australia and New Zealand

Gap year travellers can get help and support with finding temporary jobs

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Fruit Picking Jobs & Harvest Work In Australia & New Zealand

Farm work, fruit picking and harvest jobs for gap year travellers FAQs

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Working Holiday Jobs in Australia or New Zealand

Find a backpacker job for your gap year in Australia or New Zealand

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Bolivia Quick Introduction

Bolivia is known as the South American ‘Tibet’ because of its landlocked nature and mountainous terrain.

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Thailand Quick Introduction

Thailand is a traveller’s paradise with amazing beaches and islands, Buddhist temples and the metropolis of Bangkok.

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Teaching English in Bangkok - My Story

Working as a TEFL teacher in Thailand

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Kenya Quick Introduction

Kenya has been called the ‘cradle of humanity’, a description based on its closeness to the rift valley.

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