Mike Murphy: has travelled the world as a student, a traveller and a working individual. He is young a lad and is still trying to find new places to explore!
I spent six months studying in India. During that time, with my limited budget I managed to take some interesting trips. I did, however, come up with some tips for other people who might also be interested to go. Firstly, the best time of the year to travel in India for me was around January. Although a still chilly time of year, you should be able to manage to avoid the hot and/or wet seasons – unless you are planning on staying longer than a short holiday.

Should you be rushing overseas when so much is available right here in South Africa?
by Neville Beard
School is either over or coming to an end soon – what are you going to do before studying? I mean, you’ve had older friends come back from ‘gap years’, telling you what an awesome experience it was, and how you really need to do the same as them – go overseas, work to earn your keep, save, and then blow it all on a holiday you’ll never forget. Or an older relative or acquaintance is back from working with dolphins in Australia and you think that sounds really cool. You’ve also heard of projects where you can work with children or older folk in communities that have few resources, and who welcome the skills and energy that you could bring as a volunteer, helping to make the world a little better, one day at a time.