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Hints and tips to help you plan your career break or grown up gap year – from The Gap Year Edit

copper canyon railway tickets - boarding the train at El Fuerte

How to buy Copper Canyon train tickets

Since March 2016, you can no longer buy Primera (first) class tickets on Mexico’s Copper Canyon train – boo! This post gives details on how to buy your Copper Canyon railway tickets before you travel, without having to pay a USD $100 tour operator premium. Andrew and I travelled on the Copper Canyon railway in October 2016, […]

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eyewear for travel

Should I pack regular or prescription sunglasses for travel?

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, should you pack regular or prescription sunglasses for travel? Andrew and I compare. This post includes a 50% discount on your next glasses/sunglasses frames. Andrew is an avid glasses wearer. I’m a contact lens aficionado. We have quite different approaches to our eyewear when we’re travelling. Here we […]

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Travel by Instagram: The 12 days of pictures - The Gap Year Edit

Travel by Instagram: The twelve days of pictures

Yes, it’s a really bad Christmas pun … the twelve days of pictures is here! We “Travel by Instagram” to get the story behind your favourite twelve photos from my Instagram account in 2015, including the truth of whether I liked the places in the pictures … Huuuge thanks to my fellow Instagrammers for the […]

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travel at home: vegetable photographs!

How to (re)create the feeling of travel at home

How much time do you spend travelling every year? Two weeks? Three? Four if you’re lucky? What about the other 48+ weeks? How can you experience what you love about your holidays and travel in everyday life? Here are some top tips for creating – or recreating – the feeling of travel at home. Be a tourist […]

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how to save for travel - The Gap Year Edit

Tips on how to save for travel (or anything else!)

Whether you’ve decided to spend three months in South-East Asia, or head off on a language-learning venture in Latin America for half the year, taking time out to travel is going to cost some cash. Saving money for travel comes down to two things – spending less, and earning more. Whether you want to focus […]

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How to pack for backpacking Central America

How to pack for backpacking Central America

From T-shirts to travel towels, torches to trousers, read on to find out how to pack for backpacking Central America and other tropical destinations.  We’ve got it covered … Tips on how to pack for backpacking Save space – and the hassle of trying to find an iron – by rolling your clothes instead of folding […]

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