I carried out plenty of research on gap years when I reached the end of my schooling, so even though I never actually had a gap year in the end, it seemed a waste not to share the cool websites I found, and I hope that they help and inspire you. Each day the bus would leave in the morning, usually stop for a side-trip (a hiking trip, a visit to a museum, a place to go bungee jumping, etc) and then finish up in the evening at a hostel. The following morning you had the option of getting back on the bus for the next leg, or staying behind for a few days until another bus came along with a whole new group of travelers. I met more people and saw more of those countries than I ever could have traveling any other way!
Note, on many occasions you will have different baggage limit allowance, especially if you travel outside the US. For example, if you travel to Europe with one connection, but have 2 separate tickets issued, it is very likely that both tickets will have different baggage allowances. This will definitely be the case if you stop … Read more