Top 8 Gap Year Destinations

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a lecture wondering if you’re actually learning something valuable? The classes, the workload and the dorm life can get dull. If you’re looking for a different experience, one that will keep you learning and growing outside of a classroom, consider a gap year! What better way to learn about culture, history, language and even independence than by traveling for a year? Here is a list of top gap year destinations to consider for your next adventure.

My #happyplace is South Africa

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It started with possessions in a duffle bag in the kick shuffle airport dance and a pocket full of foreign currency. It began in a place where beer is sometimes cheaper than water, and always a smarter decision. Hiking trails begin as hills and mountains, intimidating the cityscape. Local beer makes beer taste better even if you think it isn’t possible. There are vineyards spreading as far as you can see with sunset ripened fields of grapes. Its history grounds you, roots you into the timestamp of yesterday and today. (more…)

The World's Best Waterfront Destinations: #happyplace


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Imagine yourself stretched out on a beautiful beach somewhere, a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The sun is shining, the ocean breeze is blowing, and the people are splashing and laughing. Life is good. If this sounds like your #happyplace, then look no further: lather on that SPF 30 sunscreen and grab your swimsuit and sunglasses, because here are some of the best waterfront destinations around the world.

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