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Vietnam Vlogging - Derpid

Interested in backpacking Vietnam? We're not surprised the place is just incredible (and these Vlogs prove it)! Here's some great content giving you guys so awesome visuals, along with bucket loads of inspiration for what you can get up to whilst out in Vietnam! Introducing David...

 

"Hey! My names David. I'm 24 from London.  I'm a newly found backpacker with a passion for videography. I wanted to start travelling to open my eyes to the many cultures and vibes of the world. After just...

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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 (Year of the Monkey)

新年快乐 - Happy Chinese New Year!!!

This year we celebrate the Year of the Monkey! Beginning on February 8th and finishing on January 27th, 2017. Naturally we feel it's the right time to give you a little bit of a background check on the Chinese New Year, along with some epic content from our travellers out in China.


Before we go into detail, let's start things off with the following video (which came from a Real Gap Experience traveller in 2015) to get you into spirit, clear the mind and...

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Four reasons you need to do the Sydney Intro

Want to explore Australia as part of your gap year or paid work option (er, yes!). Here are three reasons why you NEED to add the Sydney Intro to your travel wish list. At just eight days, you’ll embrace life down under (HELLO BBQs!), make life-long friends and get to grips with arranging paid work abroad. Plus did we mention you can learn to surf?!

Read on for our top four reasons why YOU should join the Sydney Intro trip.
 

1. Watch this video. If this doesn’t make you want to explore Sydney...

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What's Hot? – Most Popular Travel Experiences Booked for 2016

Our MASSIVE January sale is going strong, and with hundreds of you booking your travels for 2016 we thought it’s about time to let you know the top 5 most booked experiences for 2016... If you’re looking to travel the world and not quite sure where to go, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In just a few weeks spaces have been selling out fast, with our infamous Thailand Experience topping the charts and holding a 9/10 rating from past travellers. From travelling on these busier trips you’re...

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Childcare Volunteering in Cambodia

We catch up with the brilliant Gemma White to discuss her experience volunteering in Cambodia. Gemma got involved in the much needed educational projects based in Phnom Penh, providing a brighter and more prosperous future to disadvantaged children. 

Gemma already does a large amount of philanthropy work with charitable organisations back home in Australia and would like to use this experience to help encourage other young people to volunteer both in Australia and abroad. We asked her a few...

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Ebony Day - Thailand Vlog Coverage

So if you hadn’t already heard the BIG news, we sent the lovely and super talented musician / vlogger Ebony Day  to Thailand for her to film a new music video (which is just incredible) and obviously get away from her hectic London lifestyle by travelling this beaut of a country!

Ebony as always delivered awesome content however by infusing dreamy Thai landscapes these videos are beautiful with breath-taking scenery. Travelling on our Bangkok to Beaches trip Ebony and her crew hit up the...

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Top Trips to Volunteer with Wildlife

This blog is for all the animal lovers out there… So you’re thinking of jetting off somewhere on your gap year, you want it to be constructive (to a certain extent) and you’re a massive fan of wildlife… well look no further, these trips are made for you! 

Volunteering with wildlife is a great way to get closer (both physically and emotionally) with animals you simply don’t have at home. Trust us when we say - you will really make a connection with them. Not only do you get to see the animals...

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Top Places to Travel in 2016

So it’s that time again guys, everyone is thinking ‘new year, new me’ – so what’s 2016 got lined up for you?

As much as we completely agree with all these New Year resolutions to better yourself, get healthy and get motivated, we also want to drop this bombshell into the mix - why just stick to home soil?! How about you experience something completely new this year, shake things up a little, NO… a lot!

Grab that passport and get ready as we’ve put together a list of THE best travel...

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Want to see the world but a little short on time?

Wanderlust can lead you to incredible experiences but it can also be extremely frustrating when on home soil! We all have that burning desire to travel and #seetheworld but unfortunately unless you are one of those lucky few who can do it on a full-time basis (nothing is stopping you) it’s always going to be a balance – that doesn’t necessarily have to be 50/50 though, its’s completely up to you!

It’s often thought that once you’ve completed your ‘Gap Year’ or ‘Gap Years’ (wink wink) that...

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Best Places to Eat in Cambodia

This blog post comes from the brilliant Sophie Maddern, a keen traveller with an awesome Instagram profile @justanotherhappytraveller - it's definitely worth checking out!

Sophie is currently travelling with Real Gap Experience (yeah buddy!) hitting up Thailand, Cambodia and Australia on a year's travel plan. Sophie is also giving a lot of her time to community volunteering so we'd like to say a massive well done and a huge thanks for this great blog post (one for all the foodies out there!)....

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