Gap Year Travel Doesn’t Have to Be Boring or Even Traditional

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by Dave in categoty Gap Year Travel

More young people these days are opting for gap years and traveling the world. This helps in personality development which cannot always be provided by a typical college curriculum. As gap year travel is gaining more and more prominence, more options are coming up for the travelers too. Here are some good ideas that you could explore with fellow leavers this year.

UK exploration

Trek the Scottish Highlands and move along the beautiful treks of Ireland, enjoying their unique culinary experiences while you explore the UK. You could go on several excursions here, but most leavers love to go on castle explorations or culinary tours. They are quite unique and the confluence of these tours is always in London, which brings in the most diversity in food in the island nation. While you do so, don’t forget to add recipes used by people traditionally and cook them when you are back home.

Europe Escapade

Escape into the sheer natural beauty, cultural diversity and heritage of Europe. Start your journey from London and move to Paris, Swiss Alps, Zurich, Barcelona, French Riviera, Rome, Greece, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam. The entire travel experience captures the best of European food, culture, the monuments and the nightlife. You can travel solo or with a group of friends. The experiences will be different in each case but you can bet it will be the most amazing time of your life.

India

It is not a country, it’s an experience. From the mighty snow-clad Himalayas to its lush foothills and from breathtaking beaches to deserts, you get everything here. It will be difficult to capture the essence of this country in a single travel but for a gappie, spending a few months exploring the beauty of the vibrant nation may not be a bad idea at all.

To get a primer on what the four corners of the country look and feel like, plan your travel along the four top metropolitans- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. While Delhi brings the heart of a multicultural ancient capital city, Mumbai is the home to the famed film industry as well as splendid beaches on the west coast.

Kolkata brings to you the most authentic flavors of the colonial times with a culture thriving on literature, tea shops, fish and savory treats. Chennai is one of India’s southern cities that brings scorching heat with beautiful beaches, fishing and completely different cuisine than the Butter Masala Chicken we are used to.

USA

America is the ultimate destination for people who are interested in the arts. From Broadway to Jazz and Hip Hop, it is the sprawling ground for A-grade performance arts. It is also the place where trends are born and grow. The USA is more culturally diverse, with people coming from various eclectic backgrounds, bringing their food, culture, music and values along. The natural diversity of the place is also amazing. You can find many internships here which could fund your travels or give you the opportunity to cross the Atlantic.

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