About Six Year Gap Year

Six Year Gap Year is a travel blog that focuses on long-term budget travel from a backpacker with eleven years of experience. Here you’ll find travel guides for some of the world’s most popular destinations and a few spots that are off the beaten path, with some (hopefully) entertaining stories and colourful photography to help share the beauty of this world.

I’m Josie, a bartender and photographer from Cornwall, UK. I first left home in 2009 and I’ve been travelling ever since, trying to see as much as I can while avoiding adulthood. Now I’m back in Cornwall to study Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University! One step closer to saving the planet. I love hiking, camping, snowboarding, scuba diving, surfing, basically anything that will get me out into nature, but I also love being at home with my cat, a cup of tea, and a good book.

My first year abroad was a pre-booked “gap year”, I was young and wild and didn’t have a clue about how the world worked. I learnt quickly enough, and over the last 11 years I’ve visited 48 countries, lived in another 6, and I’m not done yet. While I’m in the UK for university I hope I can see more of Europe, and once I finish I’ll finally be making my way through South America and the rest of Asia.


I want to hear from you!

  • If you have any questions regarding a country or visa application
  • If you’re interested in collaboration and have some great ideas
  • If you want to work with me to advertise on social media
  • Or if you just want to say hello and send me photos of cats

You can get in touch at sixyeargapyear@gmail.com.

You can also follow the adventures via Facebook and Instagram.


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