Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* So, you know you want to experience that ultimate overseas adventure - but where do you start? Right here, with the one-stop guide to planning the trip of a lifetime. The Big Trip is your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures. * Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit costs, tickets, etc * Volunteering and working abroad: from fruit picking to teaching, yacht-crewing and au pairing * Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries * Tips and stories from travellers and experts * Comprehensive directory of essential resources Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, George Dunford, Matthew Firestone, Anthony Ham, Vivek Wagle, Jenny Walker About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.
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