Yesterday, I asked the question whether spending a year traveling
before going to college was a good idea — and so far, the answer has been an overwhelming "yes." So if
you’re planning such a journey (or know someone who is), be sure to check out GapYear.com — a website with ideas to suit every traveller, "from gappers to
graduates to globe-trotting grannies."
The site is chock-full of ideas to help sustain extended life on
the road, including teaching English in Thailand, to learning Swahili, to attending a floating university, while
studying on a cruise ship while visiting destination after destination. If you (or your high school graduate) are
planning any sort of extended holiday, I wouldn’t leave home without it.