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 traveller 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 travellers are crime, sickness and road traffic accidents, all of these will be covered in detail in order to minimise 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 15 years of running the course we have found that boys generally get into more trouble, particularly from crime, than girls.
11 Dec, 2018
Colombia: Countrywide protests planned for 13 Dec
Thailand: Elections on 24 Feb 19
India: Increase of Dengue Fever in Delhi
Australia: Drought continues, including NSW
11 Dec, 2018
Travelling to South East Asia
Most travellers and backpackers have a fun and safe time in SE Asia. The area has huge opportunitites. Parts, especially in Thailand, are overflowing with tr...
10 Dec, 2018
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...