The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Year Adventures 4e

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Whether you're a gap year student or young traveller, taking a sabbatical or career break, a parent or guardian wanting to travel with your children, or in retirement and looking for your next adventure - The Big Trip is for you. This new comprehensive 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include expert tips and recommendations that will help you create and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dream adventure abroad.
Experiences include:
• Blackwater rafting through eerie glow-worm-lit Waitomo Caves in New Zealand
• Attempting a Tibetan pilgrimage around Mt Kailash, Asia's most sacred mountain
• Surfing your way along Hawaii's best beach breaks
• Getting down and dirty at the Boryeong Mud Festival in Korea
• Discovering your top temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia
• Volunteering on a marine conservation project off the coast of Madagascar
• Learning to speak Italian at an institute in the heart of Rome
• Stirring your soul along the sacred, ghat-lined Ganges in Varanasi, India
• Learning to make Balinese dishes worthy of paradise
• Climbing to Bhutan's iconic cliff-clinging monastery, Taktshang Goemba
• Taking a tandem hang-gliding flight from Pedra Bonita over Rio de Janeiro
• Qualifying to teach everything from English to skiing, diving and mountaineering
The Big Trip is your ticket to all this and more:
• Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit, costs, tickets (new tips such as five apps to keep 
you safe, nine best ways to save on air tickets online)
• Volunteering and working abroad: from freelancing and fruit picking to yacht-crewing and teaching
• Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries
• Tips and stories from experts and travellers, who range from teenagers to seniors and those travelling with their kids
• Comprehensive directory of essential resources.

Updated edition Apr 2019