What's New

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements
**We always love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at [email protected]**

App Description

The Gap Year Travel Guide is packed with everything you need for your gap year, weekend break or just some time abroad. If you are wondering where to go, what to do and where to stay, we have all the answers!

Destination directories — We advise which destinations are the best to visit on your gap year. Read about the best tours, volunteering, teaching, and learning options available to make your adventure unforgettable.

Regions covered — South America, North & Central America, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia.

Interviews — An insight into the lives and travels of renowned adventurers who have shared their stories with us.

Essentials — Plenty of information to help you prepare for your trip, with articles ranging from finance tips to health advice.


This is a paid app with one free issue upon purchase. Back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app. .

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

12 months: £7.99/ US$9.99 (1 issue)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please click the settings cog, then click Settings then Refresh app data. If this also fails to work please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 19, 2014 Initial release
  • August 02, 2014 New version 4.9.58
  • November 05, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • November 20, 2014 New version 4.9.68
  • December 03, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $8.99
  • February 11, 2015 Price decrease: $8.99 -> $7.99
  • April 27, 2015 Price decrease: $7.99 -> FREE!
  • July 05, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $12.99
  • November 15, 2015 Price decrease: $12.99 -> $6.99
  • January 17, 2016 New version 4.9.90
  • June 14, 2019 New version 6.0.0