Entries in gap year travel (11)

Wednesday
Oct042017

The Mental Health Benefits of Nature and the Great  Outdoors

The effect nature has on personal well-being is impossible to ignore. Whether it’s a walk around the park, a hike with loved ones or an adventure half way around the world, everyone has experienced the incredible boost received after a one-on-one with the great outdoors. Read on to find out the positive benefits nature has on our mental health.

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Wednesday
Aug022017

QUIZ: Which Shark Species Are  You?

There are around 400 species of shark in the world, all with unique characteristics - not every shark is like the great white in Jaws! Find out which type of shark you are by taking our quiz!

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Monday
Dec152014

10 skills you can learn from a gap year

If you think gap years are all about drinking and killing brain cells you might have to rethink your whole understanding of the concept. The truth is that you can learn loads of new skills by taking some time off studying and exploring the world lurking outside the classrooms, a place most of us, sadly enough, don’t dedicate enough time to. But we should.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

7 Types of Male travelling companions

Last week we examined how your travel experience can change if you are a guy, when your companion is a girl, by looking at the different personalities. Today it’s the gentlemen’s turn to step into the scientific laboratory and be scanned from top to toe – it’s the only way to find out how their personalities will transform as they step onto foreign soil. Which one of these rare species would be the ideal travel buddy for a lady? Well, it all depends on your own personality, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at the categories...

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Tuesday
Nov182014

5 types of female travelling companions

Travelling on your own can be really fun but there’s so much more to enjoy when you feel the warmth and security of a travelling companion, egging you on. Without that friendly face by your side suggesting places to go and things to see, that trek through South East Asia just wouldn’t have been the same. So how does that travelling experience change if you’re a guy, when your companion is a girl?

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Friday
Nov142014

The profile of a cliché backpacker: Are you one of them?

“I just want to find myself and discover new sides to life” says 20-something… We all know the drill, we all know the backpackers. So how do you know if you are a cliché backpacker? Here are 10 warning signs that you are heading towards a cliché!

 

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Friday
Feb152013

How to avoid mosquito & insect bites during your gap year

Relaxing on the beach, exploring ancient ruins and trekking through luscious green rain forests may well sound like a dream come true, however mosquitoes and other insects can quickly turn the dream into a nightmare.

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Wednesday
Feb222012

Give your CV a Boost with a Frontier Project 

There’s no doubt about it, the employment market is a daunting prospect at the moment with competition for jobs at an all-time high. So what better way to stand out from the crowd than with an internationally recognised qualification gained on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime? PADI, BTEC, TEFL, CoPE, FGASA…we’ve got them all!

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Friday
Dec232011

Volunteer Stories - The Pescod Family - Costa Rica/Madagascar

Today we meet the Pescods. In July 2010, Richard Pescod and his son Jonathan went out to our Big Cats, Primates and Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica. With another Frontier project booked for July 2012 in Madagascar, we caught up with this jet-setting family to find out more about their experiences and what they're looking forward to.

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Tuesday
Dec062011

Valuing the Arc – How to Put a Financial Value on an Ecosystem

The research carried out by Frontier is frequently used in scientific studies. Today we speak to Neil Burgess, Programme Coordinator of the ‘Valuing the Arc’ project, which aims to attach a financial value to the ecosystem of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania, relying on data collected by Frontier since we started working there in 1989.

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Friday
Jul222011

Now & Then: Q&A with Marg Baldwin