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Why You Should Be Using Instagram on Your Next BIG Trip

Hot on the tail of Facebook and Twitter as social media’s next BIGBIGBIG thing, Instagram has now hit the 200 million users mark. Not surprising really, seeing as though it’s the best thing since sliced bread!

If you get a bit snap happy when you’re away and you want to document your adventures – get Instagram. Simple. Reasons why?

You can easily update friends and family with what you’re doing, when you're doing it. Hearing about it over email or text is one thing, but actually seeing it is a...

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How To Travel AND Boost Your CV at the Same Time

Want to give your CV a massive boost, but not sure how? Travelling can prove to be a game changer on your resume, especially if you make an extra special effort to do something which will make you stand out from the crowd. Talking points in interviews – check, once in a lifetime experiences – check… 'check' out how you can become of those lucky travelers below:
 
Volunteering is a fantastic way to get experience – not only as you'll be showing your dedication to helping a less fortunate...
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Ultimate Year Out - Highlights

So, we made it back safe and sound, had the best time and have had a couple of weeks to recover... here's a run down of our highlights from the last 9 months.

1. Elephants in Thailand!

We spent a whole day hanging out with a pack of elephants, firstly going into the jungle and cutting down some bamboo for then, then heading to the elephant show and watching some awesome tricks, nearly getting stood on by one! Then we went to the elephant sanctuary and went for a walk with them getting to ride...

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New Orleans, New York and New Adventures

Hi everyone, we've made it home back to not so sunny England and we're missing travelling already! Can't believe it went so quickly! Here's the last leg of our America journey and what's next for us :)

New Orleans couldn't come quick enough. It was great to be able to sleep in a bed, rather then in a campsite! New Orleans is like something out of a film, its amazing. The architecture is beautiful, the food is incredible, even the street signs are cool! We got to the hotel and then made our...

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My Experience: Volunteering in Rio

Over the past eight months, Real Gapper Fran has been travelling around the world with us - taking in sights from Machu Picchu in Peru to the marvel that is a Full Moon Party in Thailand. Now she's settled in Rio, and with all of the buzz of the World Cup we were really intrigued to see how she's getting on volunteering on our community project in Rocinha...

The past week in Rio has been noisy, busy, fun.... everything you would expect Rio to be basically! The volunteers all love in the...

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Get 'in'! International Internships - The Way Forward

Let's face it, the job market today is a little bit tricky. With competition getting fiercier and fiercier, it's imperative that you make yourself stand out. With an internship you can do just that, but with an international internship you can REALLY put yourself on to map. 

Luckily for you lot, help is at hand in the shape of Real Gap's Claire. Imagine Claire as your career fairy godmother - she's our Business Development Manager and she spends her time at schools, colleges and universities...

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HELP! You Want to Travel, But You Don’t Know Where – Our Guide to Travel Stardom

We’ve all been there, done that and got the t-shirt - you want to go away, but you have absolutely no idea where you actually want to go. The worst bit is most of us want to tick off the whole world, which then causes the dilemma of where you start it all off. Don’t worry Real Gappers, we’re here to help! Follow our guide below and you’ll be bracing yourself for your first big adventure in no time:
 
1) Grab a Map, now: The best place to start is by printing off a world map and highlighting...
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USA Experience - Part 3

Hi there! Here's the latest from the USA experience. You certainly pack a lot into 3 weeks so be prepared to go on a rollercoaster of sites and experiences on your trek :)

Day 9

Today we headed to Carlsbad Caverns, a national park which consists of cool caves and lots of natural wonders. If you're into geography, then this will be right up your street. As much as I appreciated the amazing nature of it, I was a bit worried about the bats, but then did spend a lot of time wondering if this is...

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Inside the Thailand Experience: What To Expect

It's official: The Thailand Experience is legendary within the Real Gap camp. It's received 9/10 stars from over 230 past Real Gappers, the dates for the summer are already packed out and frankly - we don't think it's hard to see why. It's BIG news and to show the rest of you what it's all about we thought we'd run through our biggest finds, surprises and share our secret tips with you about one of our favourite trips. Watch out gang, give it five minutes and we're sure you'll be wanting to...

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Inside the Thailand Experience: What to Take with you

Let's not beat around the bush here - we all like to look good on holiday. If anything we have the hundreds of holiday snaps to take into consideration – they’re going to be splashed all over Facebook! To save your dignity (and your back, as let’s face it- that backpack is going to be HEAVY) we thought we’d dish out our top tips on what to take, and what to ditch off on the Thailand Experience.

The BIG one- what do we pack our stuff in? The backpack vs suitcase debate is something we get...

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