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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 hand luggage only for a one-week trip: the carry-on challenge

Here I help you avoid expensive baggage fees by sharing some tips and a hand luggage only packing list for a one-week trip in varying climates. Hand luggage only packing tips Find clothes and accessories that mix and match. If a T-shirt only goes with one pair of trousers, it’s a no-no Multipurpose “dress up, […]

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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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The A to Z of gap year planning, Part 1: A to H

“How do I even start to plan my gap year?” “What about a gap year budget?” You aren’t alone in asking these questions – there can seem like zillions of things to think about when planning a gap year. Do I want to travel, volunteer, learning a new language? How can I save up? What about my […]

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Setting aims and objectives for your career break

When I was planning my career break, a friend of mine suggested I write down everything I wanted to achieve during my time away from the 9-5 (or 6, 9, 11) routine. Brilliant idea and one I’d really recommend – it really helped me capture everything that was swirling around in my head. So, here’s […]

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How to flight hack five international flights for less than £500 ($850)

Flight hacking for amateurs alert! Read on to find out how I used assorted loyalty programmes to flight hack: A flight from the UK to Budapest for £50 ($85) A flight from Athens to the UK for £70 ($120) A return flight from the UK to Miami for £250 ($425) A flight from Fort Lauderdale […]

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