See what our customers have to say about our course and their travels!
As a 22 year old post university, I initially thought it overcautious when my neurotic mother signed me up for the course ahead of a solo 4 month trip to Central America. I thought I was sensible enough to know what to do while travelling (even though I hadn’t been before) and was worried the course would just scare me – I was already beginning to feel pretty nervous as my departure date approached. Ellie, Jan 2016
I have been meaning to write to the team at Objective Travel ever since I got back from three months travelling in Africa back in 2013. I had attended your brilliant Objective Gap Safety course in December 2012 but, crucially, my travelling partner had not. Ed, June 2013More
Having done a fair amount of travelling before, I was a bit sceptical about coming to the course as I was unsure whether it would provide me with any new useful information, but I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic and proved invaluable.More
I signed Katherine up for one of the Objective Travel courses, despite being hold by her that it was unnecessary. She had already started packing at this stage but on coming home from the course, the rucksack was emptied and she started again.More
Liz Mellor, mother
Currently half way through my 5 month travels, I can only now appreciate how useful the course was, with advice and tips constantly in the back of my mind and Charlie remaining an ever knowledgable and accessible source of information. I would highly recommend this to anyone heading travelling. Thanks so much! Milo, March 2016
Once again, thank you so much for the course we did on Thursday - it blew my expectations out of the water!More
I would firstly say the reason to take the course is because many people start their gap year believing its going to be months of plain sailing which it is not but the course puts you in the right frame of mind going into and knowing what dangers lie ahead. It also increases your confidence massively when you touchdown that you are capable of handling yourself in many situations.Loosing passports, money, cards and ending up in dodgy areas on your first week or month is never nice and you feel even further from home than you already do.
When you start on your trip your believe your have all the gear and all the tricks because you spoke to someone who went travelling before you and you looked at a page on the internet. Charlie has been doing this for many years and he has seen hundreds, thousands of people pass through his door and has seen first hand many countries and heard of lots of stories of people after their trip. So he is hugely experience and heard all sorts of possible problems that can go wrong.
15 Dec, 2017
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09 Dec, 2017
Most travellers have a fun and safe time in SE Asia, the area has huge opportunitites. Parts, especially in Thailand, are overflowing with travellers so one has to make a bit more of and effort to ...
02 Dec, 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...