Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Guide to Gap Years
1 September 2011
Published This Month: The Big Trip - Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Guide to Gap Years & Overseas Adventures
Packed with inspirational ideas for the ultimate gap year or overseas adventure, The Big Trip is Lonely Planet’s one-stop guide to planning the trip of a lifetime.
Published in its second edition this month, The Big Trip is designed to provide all the information required to turn travel dreams into concrete plans.
Divided into four parts, the book first looks at “Travel Smarts” - everything aspiring travellers need to know to get started, including what to expect when they arrive in their destination and all the paperwork that needs to be arranged in advance.
Next, “Tailoring Your Trip” focuses on organising the journey in a way that best works for each individual and their interests - whether it’s working to earn some travel cash, volunteering in a community, or taking on the festival circuit.
For more specific planning, the book’s “Where to Go” section highlights the world’s various regions, and suggests ideas such as:
with dolphins off the coast of New Zealand
Learning Spanish in Guatemala
Teaching children English in Ghana
Working your way around the UK’s best bars
Tending orphan elephants in Sri Lanka
Getting soaked at Thailand’s Songkran water festival
Finally, a “Directories” chapter lists useful contact information covering paperwork, money & costs, health & safety, packing, customs, staying in touch, transport, jobs & temping, working with kids, teaching English, volunteering, and courses.
The Big Trip
Your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures
Available September 2011
RRP: AU$29.99 / NZ$40