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Packing for A Big Trip

I'm visiting a load of Real Gap's South Africa trips next week, so I'm just organising some last bits before my adventure starts. Want some good tips? Carry on reading!

I’ve done all my laundry, and I've finally started to organise my packing. With packing it generally all depends on the individual, but hopefully the list below will be helpful to those of you who are about to embark on your own adventure!

A question we get asked a lot on the sales team is 'backpack, or suitcase?'. I’m a...

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We LOVE Rio!

Last Friday, the Rio Carnival kicked off in serious style. As travel geeks we’d absolutely love to be there: the partying, the weather, the food and drink, the music- what’s not to like? Luckily for you lot a load of our projects are in Rio, so if you time it just right you could book onto one of our trips in time to catch all of the action for yourself! So, what’s up for grabs? Here’s a selection of some of our sizzling Rio trips:

Brazil Rio Footie Coach- Fancying showing off your skills...

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Leaving for South Africa!

Hi, it's Charlie here! I'm one of Real Gap's Travel Advisors, and I'm going on a trip to South Africa next week to drop in on some of our trips...

I’m off to S Africa on Saturday, today is Wednesday and in typical fashion I spent my weekend having fun, and now need to get everything done in my lunch breaks!!

My list? I’ve just been to bank, sorted my phone and ended up calling both to make sure they know I’m in South Africa, so I can use my phone and my bank card abroad (...organised just...

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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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