Travel is the moving movement of individuals between different geographical locations. Travel can be in-flight, by land, sea, or air, and is one way or another traveling by land, sea, or air. The word “travel” literally meant a route taken by an ox cart through the desert, probably around the rim of the Shoshone River. In our modern times, however, travel has become a lot more expansive, including air travel, rail travel, and road travel, as well as cargo and passenger transportation. Of course, the ancient practice of caravanning has not disappeared, but rather has been changed into a more sophisticated form, namely caravanning by road, from place to place on foot.
A gap year travel experience is very similar to the type of travel described above, only much more extreme in terms of both planning and equipment. In a gap year travel experience, you will be living and working in a new location for part or all of the year, sometimes longer. While living and working in a new location, you will generally have very little or no travel experience, so it is important to know where and how to get around before you leave home and what kind of equipment is needed, as there are many specific items that need to be carried. This information is especially important if you are planning to travel to more than one destination.
One of the most common types of travel is “work while you travel” or “working abroad while you travel.” With this kind of travel, you will typically be living and working in a different location for part or all of the year, but may get paid to travel to a particular area or city when other members of your family are in that area or city. For example, a member of your family who is employed by the local police department may think of himself as a travel buff, visiting police stations and learning about local culture and law enforcement. If he were to take a job as a civilian in the city, though, he would expect to be able to travel about town and get paid for his work experience.