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.
24 May, 2017
Venezuela: Further anti govenrment protests planned.
Brazil. On 11 May 2017 government announces that the Zika virus emergency has ended.
Kenya: severe drought affecting much of the ...
24 May, 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...
15 May, 2017
Travelling in Iran
I visited Iran for the first time in May 2017. What an amazing experience and the country lived up to all the hype I had heard, I can honestly say its ...