Sofia's Photo Diary: True Adventures in Peru

Sofia is travelling the world and has taken us along with her on her incredible trip. So far she’s showed us Rajasthan, South India, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, Japan and Cuba. Now it’s over to Sofia to share her photos a...

Sofia's Career Break Photo Diary: Nepal

Sofia is taking a break from London and from working life, and has been sharing her incredible journey around India and Southeast Asia with us here on the Patchwork blog. So far she’s showed us the hustle and bustle of Rajasthan, the m...

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Sofia's Career Break: South India Photo Diary

Patchwork pal Sofia is taking a career break. She’s taking 6 months out to travel the world and she’s sharing her incredible journey with us here on our blog. Last time, we shared her top tips for Northern India. This time, she’s t...

Sofia's Career Break in India: A Photo Diary

We’ve written about the fear, joy and many rewards that come with taking a career break. And although we hope everyone at Patchwork will sit still for the next few years we’re very happy that the lovely Sofia has packed her bags and ...

6 Work Experience Gap Year Ideas

Gap years aren’t always all about teaching children, feeding rescued animals or working in an orphanage. You can get the same immersive experience in a new country and a new culture whilst learning about a job that you want to do when ...

Honeymoon Ideas: Japan

If, when you close your eyes and picture your dream honeymoon, there isn’t a white sandy beach in sight, maybe something a little more adventurous is your cup of tea? And what’s more adventurous than sampling the cultural extremes of Ja...

Gap Year Ideas: Working with Animals

Whether you want to wash elephants, count coral-dwelling crustaceans or bottle-feed orphaned donkeys, here are our top five gap year experiences for animal lovers: Image source Head to Udaipur in Northern India with Pod Volunteer and spe...

Gap Year Competition: Win A Camera

We’re seeing more and more gap year travel patchworks on the site, so we’ve decided to run a competition to celebrate. We’re giving away a Panasonic Lumix Superzoom Compact Camera worth £169, so you can document your travels in style...

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Five Amazing Gap Projects in Asia

Islands in Thailand, mountains in Nepal and high-rise cities in China. Asia is a huge continent (like ridiculously huge) with endless possibilities for gap year adventures – which is good to know but not massively helpful! So in an attem...

Funding Gap Year Travel

More and more people are using Patchwork to fund their gap year. Whether it’s volunteering, backpacking, or going on search of the world’s best beaches, exciting plans are being made. Holly Chaplain from Bristol has just started fund...

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