Advice needed on where to travel for Gap year!

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11. Posted by Maisymosetrap (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi,
Thankyou for that advice.
I said Thailand but I meant many places in South East Asia, I was just trying to make it quick. We were planning the usual route of Thailand islands, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, etc.
Of course I could take a gap year after university, however this would make this entire year until next September completely redundant. I took a year off at 18 so I didn’t have to go to university straight away, and would feel like my months at home now would be such an unbelievable waste if I just didn’t do anything at all.
It’s a very unfortunate situation for me I understand. But at this point I’ll take anything!

12. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3332 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

>It’s a very unfortunate situation for me

Whilst I sympathise with your frustration it's worth remembering that this is a very 'unfortunate' situation for millions and millions of other people...and not just in travel terms. It's far, far more 'unfortunate' for the millions who are likely to lose their jobs, their homes, their livelihoods, perhaps their lives or and the lives of those they love.

>would feel like my months at home now would be such an unbelievable waste if I just didn’t do anything at all.

>this would make this entire year until next September completely redundant.

Even if you can't travel/do exactly what you'd planned/want to do I don't understand why you should consider this year 'redundant' and/or an 'unbelievable waste'? Why should you 'not do anything at all'?

The situation is as it is, there is nothing any of us can do to change it and so we must all make the best of it. Your situation...like mine... is no worse than anyone else and is very considerably better than millions of others.

Off the top of my head:

  • Find some local volunteering activities and make a real difference to your local community.
  • Investigate online volunteering options (there are lots).
  • Enhance your knowledge, skills and C.V by taking online courses on e.g. Futurelearn.
  • Thoroughly explore your local area on foot, using OS maps and public footpaths. If you fancy it, learn some survival skills and/or try some winter camping. Or just litter-pick as you go.
  • Take up a new hobby and become really good at it: photography, embroidery, dressmaking, woodworking, DIY skills, gardening, birdwatching, papercraft.....the list is endless.
  • Get a part-time job and save more money for that trip when it finally arrives (and it will!).
  • Until we have a better idea about what travel might be feasible in 2021, why not explore travel options within the UK and nearby? Why not think about exploring the surrounding islands: Isle of Man, Outer Hebrides, the Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland Isles, Fair Isle, Channel Islands....Northern Ireland and the Republic?

Develop a positive, can-do attitude and you'll be surprised at how much enjoyment you'll get from your no-travel time. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Oct-2020, 17:47 GMT by leics2 ]

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