Getting Prepared For Your Gap Year

Still Paying Rent?

Backpacking on a gap yearWhen you hear travelling stories they are not “I went tubing in Laos, we were all sober because we couldn’t afford any beers.” or “I fainted at the Taj Mahal because I hadn’t eaten in 2 days.”

You want every penny you can spare to see the world your way right? That’s easier said than done when you are paying out for vaccinations, visas and an awesome backpack as well as rent.

Living in a shared house you can accumulate lots of stuff, with a great sentimental attachment you don’t have to sell it, why not put in storage that coffee table that reminds you of late nights and early mornings with friends and the wardrobe you adore and that has grown with you, and pay less than a third of the price of your rent.

Travelling with mates? You could even share the space in a self-store halve the price and save even more money, and when you get back you have a roommate ready to go.

Spending Solution

  • Contact one of our self-store sites for a stress free quotation
  • Get help and assistance moving your items
  • Site security gives you peace of mind
  • Access to your items when you need them
  • Save all that extra money and do a sky dive in New Zealand

The Travel Bug

Now that’s all dealt with you can spend your time looking for the perfect campervan to cruise down the coast of Australia, a wonderful hostel with a breath-taking view to enjoy in Japan, or just coordinate your trip to ensure you do not miss out on a full moon party in Thailand.

Need Inspiration?

When making your travel plans it can be hard to find somewhere to start, some people make a travel Bucket List and others use a map and pot of pins. However you decide make sure to do a lot of research on the local customs and especially the weather, it can be quite hard to take pictures during a tropical storm.

Desperate for a selfie at The Seven Wonders of the World

  • Great Wall of China: China
  • Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Machu Picchu: Peru
  • Petra: Jordan
  • Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy
  • Taj Mahal: Agra, India

Ride the River to The Mekong Six

  • Laos
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • China (We Love You China)
  • Myanmar

A nice touch is to keep a diary during your travel time so when you are home you can have a read and be taken back to a certain memory of a beautiful view, an amazing smell or your new favourite taste.

Safe Travels.