Reducing Gap Year Costs: On the Road Strategies

If you’re wondering how you’ll possibly find the money you need to fund your Gap Year, this post is the place to start. It’s an excerpt from the fantastic and FREE GapYear30 planning resource, provided by BootsnAll. There’s a parent’s version too! Travel is expensive, right? If there’s anything you’ve learned the hard way this[…]

Announcing Guest Evaluator for the 2019 Grants for Gap Year Travel

We are very excited to announce a previous TAP Grant recipient, Haby Sondo, as this year’s guest evaluator for the current round of grant applications. Every year, Sean and I invite someone from outside the organization to help us evaluate the finalists of the TAP Grants. Who better than a previous grant recipient? Meet Haby[…]

5 Ways to Travel Deeper on Your Gap Year

This post originally appeared on Rustic Pathways. If you check out #traveldeeper on Instagram, you’ll find a slew of beautiful, vibrant travel photos. But what does it mean to “travel deep”? What’s the difference between capturing a well “liked” photo and having an authentic, culturally immersive experience? We can tell you it has nothing to[…]

Gap Year Safety: How to Stay Alive on Your Trip

I attended the near drowning of a Gap Year traveler one week ago today. It was, by far, the most terrifying experience of my life to date and I’m extraordinarily glad to have been present, and that he is alive. While travel is, statistically speaking, a safe endeavor, deaths do occur abroad; just like they[…]