Gap Year Books, Movies, Blogs etc Image courtesy of bilbyandbear

Gap Year Books, Movies, Blogs etc Image courtesy of bilbyandbear
 
Our choices of some of the best Gap Year resources that are out there...   

Books and Guides:
The Gap-Year Guide Book by John Catt Educational Limited  - An annual resource guide for the Gap Year adventurer on the move!
 
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – An adventure into India like no other. A mix of underworld themes and life-changing moments, this is an epic read!  
 
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – The well-documented story of American hiker Christopher McCandless. The ending is heavy, but the adventure is poignant and one worth reading.

Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty Days) by Jules Verne – The wager that became a journey of epic proportions for one Phileas Fogg, though fictional it is probably the first Gap Year travel adventure ever told!
 
The Gap Year publishing battle of the century!
They have been covering travel and destination content for years - it is a tough call to say which is number one...
 
Rough Guides vs. Lonely Planet - You choose!
 
The Films:
There are a bunch films that can inspire a Gap Year - however these are our top three choices!
 
A Good Year – Taking a break from the corporate world, with a dashing twist of romance, reminds us of the beauty in time away from the concrete jungle.
 
Indiana Jones – With that hat and whip, it doesn’t matter which ‘Indy’ film you choose, just watch.
 
Lara Croft – Awesome adventure babe. What’s not to like?
 
Must See:
Breaking Stereotypes – The European adventure is a travelogue produced by the OriginalSteps.com team.
 
Culture Shock – A trip into India and Thailand with Shenaz Treasuryvala.
 
The Business Traveller and CNN Go visit CNN.com for more.
 
Channels:
Non stop travel information at the click of a remote!
 
Travel Channel 
Discovery Channel
 
Blogs and websites:
Filled with amazing pictures and well written travel adventures, the bilbyandbear travelogue is pleasantly awesome!

GloboTreks showcasing the travel adventures of Norbert Figueroa an architect from Puerto Rico.

burger abroad - the global vegan travel journey of Amanda Burger.  

Also check out:

Jetsetter Jobs - an employment portal that bridges the gap between work and travel.