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the gap year edit anniversary

Gap year reflections – a year of discovery

The Gap Year Edit is one year old! The significance for me is not in the anniversary of a website, but the celebration of a year of change. Time for some gap year reflections on this period of discovery – things I’ve given myself a pat on the back for, stuff I’d do differently, where it’s taken me, and – excitingly – what’s […]

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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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The A to Z of gap year planning. Part 4: U to Z

“I’ve got zillions of gap year ideas – how do I narrow them down?” Visas, work, and what to do with all those gap year ideas – we’ve got it covered in this, the fourth post on gap year planning. If you missed the earlier posts in the series, you can find them right here – […]

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The A to Z of gap year planning, Part 3: R to T

“Agh! Planning my gap year is so overwhelming!” “I don’t know where to start!” Help is at hand. In this third of four posts on gap year planning, I share hints and tips on gap year research, saving up, and perfect timing. For more on gap year planning, check out the rest of the series: Part […]

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The A to Z of gap year planning, Part 2: I to Q

“How do I plan my gap year?” “Do I even want to have all those stereotypical gap year experiences? I’m 35, for heavens sake!” How do you decide what to focus on in your gap year? In the second of four posts on gap year planning, I share tips and advice on your job, your loved ones(s), your mortgage […]

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