The thought of a child departing on a gap year will inevitably cause mix emotions for many parents. So whilst the course will equip the traveler with the necessary tools for a safe and fun time away it can reassure worried parents that their son or daughter has had some help to negotiate some challenges that may lie ahead.
During the day we will cover some important issues such as travelling companions, local laws and customs, environments issues (are they going to an earthquake zone?) and the dangers from drugs aboard. The three main risks to travelers are crime, sickness and road traffic accidents, all of these will be covered in detail in order to minimize the risks. In addition, whilst very unlikely to occur, we will also cover the extremes such as act of terrorism and kidnapping. Of note, after 10 years of running the course we have found that boys generally get into more trouble, particularly from crime, than girls.
27 Feb, 2017
Chile: water restriction in Santiago due to flooding
South Africa: Heavy rains cause flooding in NE
Australia: Bush fire rage in NSW, high tempatures continue
03 Feb, 2017
Most travellers have a fun and safe time in SE Asia, the area has huge opportunitites. Parts, especailly in Thailand, are overflowing with travellers so one has to make a bit more of and effort to ...
01 Feb, 2017
The best bits of Latin America are the rural areas. The topography and environment is diverse, there are many cultural and historical differences and most gappers have a superb time. Our rural...