The late Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers Copyright: (c) Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films Photography Credit: Alex Bailey, Jaap BuitendijkThe late Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers Copyright: (c) Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films Photography Credit: Alex Bailey, Jaap Buitendijk

The late Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers Copyright: (c) Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films Photography Credit: Alex Bailey, Jaap BuitendijkThe late Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers Copyright: (c) Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films Photography Credit: Alex Bailey, Jaap Buitendijk

It is common knowledge that a traditional gap year, sabbatical or whatever you prefer to call it, generally involves some form of travel to a far off location. A get away from the hustle and bustle of a supposedly highly demanding academic or working world. We at OriginalSteps.com in typical extraordinary superhero-like fashion, have gone a little out there to add time travel to the mix. The reason being that the typical Gap Year has changed and many individuals seem to be on a trend of using a break or gap at various stages of their life and not just after high school or university but literally slap in the middle of working life! Making the gap year to be somewhat a kind of escape from reality or a refreshing “power nap” from a stressful career. Here are our choices of films and television series which could inspire a Gap Year!

The latest instalment of The Fun Side of Being Serious.

Based on a true story and written by three first time fathers. From the producers of FirstStep.me (now OriginalSteps.com) and Breaking Stereotypes comes an adventure set in the land of baby making…Bavaria!

The Mad Adventures of a First-Time Dad

The Mad Adventures of a First-Time DadThe Mad Adventures of a First-Time Dad

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Books of 2014 that should be picked up in 2015 *image source Penguin Random House South Africa

Books of 2014 that should be picked up in 2015 *image source Penguin Random House South Africa

Inspired by travel, the awesomeness of youth and an icon.

With the help of Penguin Random House South Africa’s Jean Fryer have selected three reads that not only stir an interest but can inspire an individual!

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.”

Marvel's Ant-Man..L to R: Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) & Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Film Frame..© Marvel 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man..L to R: Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) & Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Film Frame..© Marvel 2015

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

The 2014 movie review: Saying farewell to a legend and welcoming a big 2015*Image credit Guardians of the Galaxy © Marvel 2015

The 2014 movie review: Saying farewell to a legend and welcoming a big 2015*Image credit Guardians of the Galaxy © Marvel 2015

It seems as though the movie franchise approach is as healthy as ever. When they sell tickets at the door and full seats in the cinema, the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes into play.