WATCH: How to plan your gap year abroad
Gap years are for finding your place in the world, and forging a path for the future - but how can you best optimise your break away from home?
Why not look at the data? There are a few trends from a UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) report - The power of youth travel - that could help you plan your gap year by seeing how other youngsters are travelling around the world and how their habits are shaping the tourism industry.
But don't know where to go? You could budget your way through Europe's cities, try out weird jobs like being a reindeer guide or head to the most popular destinations on Instagram - the world is waiting.