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Magnetic Island, Australia

Hi, it's Sophie here! In my first post for Real Gap, I'm going to tell you all about my adventures on Magnetic Island, Australia.

What a place! When we first arrived onto Magnetic Island (via a night in Townsville) we jumped on the bus to the picturesque Horseshoe Bay. Unsure of when we could check in to a hostel (at this point we hadn't even booked one, 'spontaneous' was our middle name!), we decided to have a coffee and a wrap- falafel with salad, if you're asking!

Whilst we...

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Introducing our new RG Bloggers!

Last year, Sophie Parker and Alice Wainwright's worlds were turned upside down when they won a trip RTW with Real Gap. They've been away with us for the past few months combatting the US and Australia, and we thought it was about time we heard the inside scoop on their epic adventures...

The girl's still have a hefty slice of their RTW win to go; they'll be heading off on our Thailand Experience from the middle of March, and then flying onto the stunning South Africa at the end of April. We...

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Travel On Your Doorstep!

Sometimes us Brits take for granted the fact that we are part of such a diverse continent, when really, Europe has so much to offer! Maybe you don’t have the money, time or even the urge to travel to far flung places, but do not fear, Real Gap also offers great trips in and around Europe ranging from volunteering to activity adventures.

A great way to see the “best bits” of Europe is with our European Highlights Tour http://www.realgap.co.uk/european-highlights If you are short on time and...

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VACANCY: Paid Student Placement here at RG!

A student? Love travel, and want to get bucket loads of experience in the industry with the country's leading gap year specialist? If you've answered yes to the above, then you could be what we're looking for!

Here at Real Gap (and our sister brand i-to-i) we're looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated, ambitious student to join us on our placement program. You'll be working in Real Gap Towers for 40 weeks from August 2013, and you'll be helping the sales, marketing and product teams over...

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Real Gap Rocks!

Prepare to be amazed!

We've decided to go all Hollywood on you all by producing a trailer advertising our greatest trips- expect Thailand, South Africa, Peru, Australia and more. 

Go Real Gap!

 

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Packing Up!

At Real Gap HQ, we're always getting asked about packing, the bain of a travellers life. It's SO easy to forget something, and seriously- we feel all of your pain! So, want some packing tips? Step this way travelling fiend...

1. Research the climate from top to bottom! Sometimes assumptions can overcome logic. 'It's going to be BOILING in Thailand, I'll take shorts!' (thought Bob). Well, Bob thought wrong! Yes, it may be absolutely scorching hot in the tropical Thailand, but there's also a...

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Tuesday Bluesday... It's Time For a Flash Sale!

It's January. We're all a bit down; it's wet and it's grey and we want to get away. So, what should you do next? Book a big trip and escape the doom and gloom, that's what!

We've scoured through our best trips for this time of year to show you where you could be! Ditch the UK and say 'HELLO' to the world!

1) Thailand- I don't think we even need to explain why Thailand is completely awesome. It's scorching hot, exotic, there's cheap everything (cough- drinks, cough) and the Thailand Experience...

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Coming Back From A Big Trip

As you may have seen on Twitter, Real Gap travelled around Asia just after Christmas. We had a FANTASTIC time! But what's it like coming back from adventures galore to the daily 9/5 afterwards? Hard!

Stewing on a sunbed on the last day of your summer holiday is the worst thing ever. 'I have to go back to normal life now' we all think as we relax in the last of our 30 degree spree and sup on our tropical cocktail. Times that by ten and that's what it's like coming home from a trip which has...

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Where will you be visiting this year?

We reckon booking a trip of a lifetime at the start of the year is the best time to do so. Why, we hear you cry? Well…

  1. You can get really, really excited for months- and then be fit to burst before you go!
  2. There’s something to look forward to early on; we like having a drive to power us through
  3. The Real Gap sale is on, so things are as cheap as chips!

So, what do you reckon Real Gappers? Do you like booking your trips at the start of the year too?

Go to http://www.realgap.co.uk/ NOW to grab...

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Sale Sale Sale!!!

As you’re all well aware, our sale has been up and running for the past 10 days and it’s full of bargains galore! We’ve slashed the prices of loads of our trips, and a lot of them have a healthy 25% percent discount, result! To get involved with our amazing deals, hop, skip and jump over to the Real Gap website, here: http://www.realgap.co.uk/

Oh, and if you book by the 12th Jan then you’ll be entered into a competition to WIN a HD Flip digi-cam - yes! Like our FB page and swoop up a sale...

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