Great escape: 20 top gap-year trips | Travel


From teaching in a school in Kenya to working on an Australian farm, Richard Mellor has the best getaways to suit all budgets

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EARN AS YOU TRAVEL

1 Crew on a yacht
If you’re into boats, consider spending a year sailing around the world. The onboard jobs available through Crewseekers International cover crew positions from first mates and stewards to deck-scrubbers and kitchen roles. Vessels range from small day-sailing boats to large ocean cruisers. The most exciting opportunities are crew slots on racing boats, such as the ones that compete in the Oyster World Rally. Registration costs from £75 (0238 2182604, crewseekers.net).

2 Work on an Aussie sheep farm
Brisbane-based company Work and Travel Australia (work-n-travel-australia.com) guarantees to find you work on a farm, in hospitality or in childcare with its A$2,499 (£1,437) programme that includes help with visas, nine nights’ accommodation and an agriculture course. Farm work pays…

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