Entries in gap year (213)

Monday
Dec042017

Top 5 Places for your Bucket  List

An American writer once said, “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” You definitely don’t want the regret of not visiting the world’s most amazing places. Although there are so many incredible sights across the globe, here are the top 5 worth adding to your Bucket List. Don’t dream of going, make it a reality!

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Thursday
Nov232017

The Importance of Keystone  Species

Keystone species are integral to their specific ecosystem and habitat, as they play a role deemed vital to the existence of the species which share their home. They define an entire ecosystem. Without its keystone species, ecosystems would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether. Here we explore the importance of Keystone Species.

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Tuesday
Nov212017

5 Reasons You Should Learn To  Dive

Scuba Diving is one of life’s great pleasures. Immersing yourself deep beneath the waves allows you to discover a whole new world, and reach new depths. It is a challenge that offers unlimited rewards, and is a sport that brings people together and creates lifelong relationships! Here we explore 5 reasons you should learn to dive, if you even need any persuading…

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Thursday
Nov162017

The Best Locations For Seeing The Northern  Lights

If the Northern Lights are not on your bucket list, then they should be! They are probably on every travellers list. The aurora spectral colours glowing in the night sky is magical. Finding words to describe this phenomenon is proven difficult as it is a vision like no other, filled with hidden myths, making it so much more mysterious.  Find out where you can see the Northern Lights here.

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Monday
Nov062017

Top 5 Ancient Ruins 

Ancient civilisations have created some incredibly impressive structures considering how basic their tools and technologies were. Nowadays it is possible to visit and explore many of these ancient ruins all around the world and experience the remains of grand settlements or monuments from hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Exploring the Amazon  River

The Amazon River and the surrounding habitat that it supports is known to be some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world. This river is also famous for its vast size; it is one of the longest rivers in the world and during the rainy season can reach widths of 24 miles. Here we talk you through some of the jaw-dropping facts that make the Amazon so astounding.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

The reintroduction  debate

In the past, if a species became locally extinct in a country, it stayed that way. Now, with new technologies and a deeper understanding of animals’ ecological needs, reintroductions of certain species are becoming more and more common.

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Tuesday
Oct312017

5 Halloween Festivals around the World 

Happy Halloween! Halloween has quickly grown to become one of the most internationally celebrated festivities around. Whilst most of us simply love to dress up and go trick or treating, there are some places in the world where the holiday has deep traditional roots. Read on to learn about some of the world’s most ghoulish Halloween festivals.  

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Monday
Oct302017

5 Matriarchal  Species

Whilst it is assumed that the males hold the power in the animal kingdom, there are some species where the female animals are looked up to and respected much more than their partners. Check out these ladies, with a whole lot of grrrrrrl power…

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Tuesday
Oct242017

The Strangest Looking  Species

In this article we explore the natural world’s most unusual looking creatures. We take a look at strange marine fish that walk instead of swim, prehistoric-looking antelope and more and explore the reasons why these animals have evolved their odd looks.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

The Unethical Trade of Exotic  Pets

The exotic pet trade is a multi-million dollar industry second only to drugs and weapons on the black market, and it’s growing. Whilst there are some laws in place prohibiting the trade or ownership of exotic pets, in some countries they are not enforced, and there is little fear of prosecution.

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Monday
Oct162017

5 Amazing Movie Locations 

Films can be the ultimate form of escapism; you can immerse yourself in the drama of someone else’s life and experiences and visit exotic locations and sometimes even other worlds all without leaving your sofa. In this article we tell you how you can visit these locations for real!

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Monday
Oct092017

Top 5 Jaw Dropping  Beaches

The vastness of our planet is reflected in its beaches, and there is a setting for all. From the tranquil stillness of remote Island tides, to roaring waves of Northern lands, here we explore the top 5 breath-taking beaches across the globe in, all their different forms:

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Top 5 Nocturnal  Species

There are many animals that stalk and scamper through the darkness of night and sleep during daylight, their behaviour is often a mystery, as the lack of light makes them hard to observe. In this article we talk you through 5 of the most interesting nocturnal species!

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Monday
Oct022017

5 Benefits of Teaching  Abroad

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller, have spent some time studying abroad, or are yet to leave your hometown, teaching abroad is an unmissable experience. It gives you the chance to make a real impact to local communities, all whilst making lifelong friends and either valuable teaching experience or a TEFL Qualification – you get to travel the world and come back with more than you left with, what more can you want? Here are 5 reasons you should teach abroad:

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