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17 Magical Places to Work into the Gap Year Plans

Written by Jenny McWhirter on 11 / 05 / 2017

Gap Year Advice

Keep going – the end of exam-period is in sight, and all this fun awaits…

May is often the worst month of the year for students. Exam season is finally here and it's either a case of praying those months of hard work pay off, or praying for that golden question having just whipped out the revision guides last week!

Either way, it will all be over soon and I've compiled a few pictures to help get you through the hard times and entering the good life. I decided more information isn't really what's wanted right now!

From stunning scenery and island getaways, to grandiose architecture and enchanting movie sets. There’s something out there for everyone. Freedom, bliss and relaxation are just around the corner.

Good luck and keep dreaming of those travelling days. In just 43 days time it will all become reality...

1. Wash away the stress of impeding results in the Kuang Si Falls, Laos

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Cleanse the soul and embrace your newfound freedom.

2. Step back in time to experience the glories of ancient Rome

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I hear the pizza isn't bad in this city too...

3. Visit the enchanting Hobbiton set from Lord of the Rings to begin an adventure as daring as Frodo's

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Well who knew Middle Earth was in New Zealand?

4. Discover your spiritual side at the stunning temple of Angkor Wat

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Perhaps the ultimate place to pray for those grades!

5. Marvel at the world's most beautiful natural artwork: the Zhangye Danxia Landform in China

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Mother Nature sure knows how to paint.

6. Escape to paradise on the San Blas Islands off Panama's coast

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To really get away from it all, set sail from Panama to Colombia with this idyllic stop off.

7. Become Westeros royalty with a stroll around the walls of King's Landing in the Croatian sun

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Your not a true Game of Thrones fan until you've ticked off the Dubrovnik set.

8. Witness the architectural genius that is the city of Cusco, Peru

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9. Rent a bike and explore the caves and sensational National Park in Phong Nha, Vietnam

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Home to one of the largest caves in the world, Paradise Cave

10. Become captivated by New Zealand's charms on a cruise around the serene Milford Sound fiord

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Could there be a more perfect place to your find peace with the world!?

11. Hop over to Hollywood to walk amongst the stars

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Get that marker pen and selfie stick ready. You never know who you might come across in star-studded L.A.

12. Fly through the wind as you zipline over the world's 2nd biggest canyon in magnificent Montenegro

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The Tara canyon also lies just north of the breathtaking Durmitor NP if you're up for a hike.

13. See wild penguins whilst visiting the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina

14. Embrace The Lion King lifestyle in the Serengeti

The adrenaline coursing through you as a lion stalks past is far more thrilling than that of the silent exam hall...

15. Spend your weekend exploring Downton 'behind the scenes' at Highclere castle

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Not quite the gap year backpacking adventure, but we all have to return home at some point!

16. Bask in the sun and let the worries float away in the paradise of Madagascar's islandsImage result for madagascar islands

You'll soon have forgotten what month you're in, what day it is and maybe even who you are...

17. And last of all, forget Ibiza and head to Stockholm to grab a few beers and dance the night away

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It wouldn't be a gap year without a little celebration.

Freedom is just a month away!

I hope this has proved to be a good source of inspiration to get you through the next few weeks. Everyone needs a fun bit of procrastination as the working day slogs on.

Where will your first stop be once the last paper closes and the door to the rest of your life is opened wide? The world really is your oyster!

If you're still in need of a little distraction, fill out our Type of Traveller quiz to start narrowing down the destination options!

Yes, don't make me return to the revision guides!

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