Backpacker & Gap Year Directory


This Directory was created to be an invaluable one-stop resource for people who love to backpack (or take extended trips overseas) as well as those who are planning a gap year away.  However you plan to travel, and for what reasons, there’s bound to be something of interest and relevance for you in our handpicked Directory.  Check back again, as there will be regular updates to keep it fresh and up-to-date.

  • The Backpacker – hostel and hotel listings, backpacker guides, destination guides, travel wiki, bars and clubs, drinks, restaurants, attractions, food, travel stories, hotels, tours
  • The Backpacking Site – travel advice, transport, packing list, gap year info, transport, hostel finder, airport guide, adventure travel, backpacking jobs, volunteering opportunities, country guides




  • Plan, Pack, Explore –  The FCO guide to planning a trip abroad and avoiding problems.  Includes travel health advice, how the FCO can/can’t help you if you get in trouble, getting the right visa, keeping your money safe, case studies, handy maps
  • Gap Year  – Research, plan, discuss and book your life-changing adventure
  • Gap Year Foreign Travel Advice – Information from the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) on staying safe and healthy during your gap year travels. 
  • Gap Work – Gap year jobs, destinations, ideas, volunteering, planning your gap year 
  • TEFL Jobs World  – Lots of help and advice related to find a TEFL (Teaching English abroad) job overseas – includes jobs, advice, courses, CV’s and schools 
  • TNT Magazine  Travel news, destination write ups, travel advice and itineraries 
  • ABTA Consumer Zone – Go Travel – A look at the different kinds of gap year, tips  for being safe and healthy and volunteering tips
  • FCO travel advice -travel advice by country, find embassies, frequently asked questions, travel news, passports, staying safe and healthy, when things go wrong, your trip, be a responsible tourist, living abroad, know before you go


  • Fit for travel – vaccinations, disease and malaria advice for your chosen destination, interactive map, advice, news
  • 2 Camels -Guide to festivals around the world – search festivals by city, country, type, month, look at photos and videos, festival destinations, festival sites and tweets
  • Travel Independent – what to pack, where to go, before you go, country summaries, on the road, resources, links




  • Get Jealous – set up your own free personalised travel website including a photo gallery, travel diary, a message board and a map of your travels
  • My Travel Backpack – blogs by country, submit a photo of you and your backpack whilst travelling
  • Travel Voyeur – blogs related to gap years, gallery of photos from around the world
  • Footstops – a non-profit charity website that provides travellers with a free platform for blogging, photo sharing, google mapping and interacting
  • TNT Magazine -travel advice, blogs, hostel search, rent a holiday apartment, destination guides, late deals, tours, travel news, gallery, competitions


  • Start Backpacking– backpacking packing list, destination advice, backpacking stories, travel working, backpacking medicine, travel gear, backpacking articles, backpacking advice, backpacking guide, backpacker forums


Travel Blogs – See below for a selection of travel blogs for backpackers, travellers who are away for an extended time, and those taking a Gap Year … 
  • Beyond Blighty – Travel destinations, features, gear, tips, networking, one for the road, photos by country
  • Backpacker Banter -reviews, advice and banter for round the world travel by a travelling surfer
  • Bridges and Balloons – arty, humorous backpacker blog from a writer and a film-maker from London



  • 48 Hour Adventure – an Oz expat living in London and blogging about weekends spent in Europe and further afield
  • Furtherbound A wandering wordsmith, designer and truth-seeker in her mid-thirties. She paid off her debt, sold everything she owns and is now travelling the world indefinitely as she pursues a life less ordinary.
  • Bemused Bakpacker  Travel the world cheaply, easily and independently. Expert advice, information and inspiration for backpacking around the world


If you would like to suggest a link for inclusion in our ‘Backpacker and Gap Year’ traveller directory then please >contact us< with the information.