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Top 6 Reasons Why Results Day SHOULDN'T Scare You

Results day, 2014. It’s nearly here (gulp). That little cretin crept up on us BIG time, and now your time to shine has arrived!

We know that during this time of year, it’s very easy to feel a bit alone. And scared. Except for the fact that you shouldn’t do.

Here are our top 6 reasons WHY we reckon you should take on Results Day and give it the what for!

1) We’ve all been there. If anything Results Day 2014 should be the one thing which binds us human beings together. We all know that, in...

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The Top 6 Things to See on the East Coast...

Looking to hit the East Coast of Australia this year? RG's Sam has just come back from her year abroad in Aus... so here are her top tips for the EC!

1)      Sailing on Whitsundays – This was by far the highlight of my whole trip! After boarding our groups own private yacht and sailing into the stunning clear blue sea, we got to spend the afternoon swimming and snorkelling. We saw hundreds of different fish and sea life and the views were breath-taking. We slept on board overnight and spent...

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The 9 Different Types of Traveller...

Entered our MASSIVE competition on facebook?  If not, what are you waiting for - head over there stat. (And if you have, here's more about the nine types of traveller we've met on the road...)

The Travelling Friiiiiiiiend - The legend who keeps the operation together. They're good mates, but basically ET (they phone home all the time).

The Know It All - We all KNOW them (probably because they've told us) - they think they know where to go, eat, explore, wee... and usually it's easier to agree...

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How To Spot a British Backpack Wanker Abroad, and Avoid Turning Into One

Brits have a nasty habit of upping the anti and going all ‘God Save The Queen’ on the world when they’re abroad – we’ve all seen it (and shuddered at it). Some of us do it by accident (‘erm excuse me, where’s the nearest rubbish pub?’) and some of us are just darn right obnoxious (‘BUT WHY don’t they speak any English? Gahhhh’).

Things get even worse when a backpack gets thrown into the mix… so avoid being a typical British backpack wanker by following these simple instructions:

‘Fish and...

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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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