Are you over 30 and wishing you could put life on hold to take a year out? Are you burnt-out, stuck on the wheel and wondering what life is all about? In this travel series we explore what motivates our writers to take a mid-life gap year and how they survive, ditching everything they know for the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced.
Find out how one person changed their life by quiting their perfect job to work in the travel industry, for an adult gap year that has become a career.
Pushing the “pause” button on real life to adventure around the world full-time is something many people would only dream of. And I was one of them, until I asked myself, “why only dream it?”
Why not actually DO it?
It was time for a change. Deciding to take a grown up gap year and head overseas was the culmination of a few things. Although I’d done a reasonable amount of traveling, I’d never lived overseas, and now seemed like the perfect time to hit the road and try out the digital nomad lifestyle.
Portugal is a small country with a lot to offer. From the historic towns of the north, to the glowing Algarve, via iconic cities, granite hard mountains and rolling vineyards, these historic and coastal road trips in Portugal will bring the country alive.
Ahhh, France. A country so eclectic and beguiling, it is the most visited nation on the planet. A French road trip is the best way to explore the wonderful diversity and beautiful landscapes of this country. Use our detailed guide and travel tips to find French road trip ideas in every region, and to plan your ultimate France road trip.
Are you desperate for some Italian culture but don’t want to fly? With great routes across Europe, a road trip from UK to Italy is easy, leaving you arriving refreshed and unstressed, ready to enjoy la dolce vita from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Are you planning a motorhome holiday in Europe? With so many countries, cultures and even climates to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which destination in Europe is right for you. Check out our destination ideas and plan your European road trip with our helpful guides and motorhome travel tips.
Portugal is a perfect motorhome and campervan destination. This tiny country packs one hell of a punch; wild coastlines, lively buzzing cities, exquisite wines and one of the hardest languages in Europe to learn! If you’re planning on going to Portugal as you tour Europe in a motorhome, our Portugal tips on driving, camping and destinations are a must-read before your trip.
Trolltunga (literally Troll’s Tongue) is one of Norway’s iconic hikes. In an area of wild and dramatic outstanding natural beauty, hiking Trolltunga has to be on your Norway bucket list. Our Trolltunga hike guide has all the information and tips you need to tackle this epic hike.