Happy October, and welcome to Gap Year Exploration Month! Julia and Margo are excited to chat with the listeners this episode about the many opportunities coming up this month to #explorethegapyear. October is an exciting time for high school juniors and seniors as they begin to look ahead to what the next steps after high school might look like. All doors are open, and there are so may options to choose from! If a gap year is on your radar, or even if it is something you are just becoming familiar with, October is an amazing time to learn more about the many options available during a gap year. You can learn more about Gap Year Exploration Month, or GYEM, online at https://www.gapyearassociation.org/gap-year-exploration-month/. Follow along on social media by searching the gap #explorethegapyear!


As we all know, Julia and Margo get very excited about discussing travel. Whether that be fun destinations we’ve been to, ones we want to go to, and everything in between! We take some time in this episode to discuss trends we are seeing in gap year planning and where it seems people want to go these days, as well as what we think are going to continue to be hot spots for 2024.

If you are interested in a low-cost gap year, stick around for our section about working holiday visas and how you can get paid while living abroad with these unique opportunities.

Heading to Europe in 2024? Make sure you understand the requirements of the new ETIAS travel authorization to visit Europe. You can learn more at https://travel-europe.europa.eu/etias_en.

Interested in other helpful travel apps? Check out those mentioned on the show such as Skyscanner, Google Translate, WhatsApp, and Rome2Rio.

We also discuss important topics such as sustainability, slow travel, and other ways to really get the most out of your gap year travels and beyond.