Working with




I have been using for a while now. My first encounter with this fantastic website was back in 2007, when I was working on my Master’s dissertation on “The Anglo Saxon Gap Year Phenomenon”. I used the website to help with my research, chat with message board members and so on.

Fast forward to 2011 and here I am again, working out my own big trip that finally is about to come into life. Once again I get myself interacting and blogging as PocketRocket82 which eventually led to me joining The Gap Year Writers Academy and being featured on their Wall of Fame.

I am also actively participating in the now monthly (previously weekly) #gapyearchat on Twitter, last Tuesday every month 6-7pm UK time. If you’re not part of the gang, come and join the fun! Your monthly travel chat fix sorted!

Below you can find my work published on

It looks like I’ve become the person to go for ‘couple travel’ on and here is my 5 top tips on how to make it a near flawless gap year together.

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Who does not like reminiscing? Join the fun in this feature where I talk about the most amazing Christmas 2011 together with other fellow backpackers.

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I bared my soul and heart sharing my best kept travelling secret with all. It takes me to the Cook Islands in 2013! Amazing feeling!

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A lot of you are probably struggling with the dilemma of what it’s like to travel with  a partner. Here you go, my slightly soppy take on going away with the loved ones.

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