For all those embarking on their backpacking adventures next year, we’ve called in the travel experts to answer all of those burning questions. When is the best time to book a gap year? Are there still restrictions post-COVID? And, most importantly…what should you pack?!
Meet the experts
The Leap specialises in team travel volunteering and adventure programs and provides gap year consultations for the independent traveller to make sure they are all prepared.
Oyster Worldwide serves students looking to travel internationally for volunteer, paid work or adventure travel offering paid work abroad including ski seasons, farm work and hospitality, animal welfare, marine and environmental conservation volunteering projects in over 20 countries, as well as sports coaching.
Trailfinders are the UK and Ireland’s leading independent Tour Operator. With 41 travel centres, they’re a one stop shop for all your travel needs, offering a wide range of products as well as including helping with visa applications and obtaining insurance. The Trailfinders Travel Academy is their Student & Gap year programme which offers personalised itineraries.