The follow up didn’t inspire much confidence either…
‘That’s a Tiger shark for sure…and a big one!’
I was on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef finishing off my PADI Rescue Diver course. We’d all been having a great time swimming with the fishies, trying to find Nemo and his aquatic chums and...
Ten nights on a train with no shower, dwindling cheese supplies and a hole in the ground for a toilet, it was, a totally Trans-Siberian experience.
Me and a couple of mates boarded at Waterloo and with one final beer we waved goodbye to London as our lovely, modern train took us through Brussels and onwards to Moscow and the start of one of the world’s fiercest train routes, the Trans-Siberian.
Quick flight from Heathrow, catch a few zeds on route and before you know it, boom, you’re in Bangkok!
Talk about a culture shock! One moment you’re scavenging around Boots for Malaria tablets and the next your standing on the Khaosan Road looking for a place to live. But this is what you signed up for, right? And bravely you find your way past the hawkers, gawkers and squawkers as your adventure begins and your Thailand experience begins to take root.
Of course, getting into...Read More
Travel advisor Tom describes his time on the South Africa Experience…
The worst part of any trip is the end. The waiting-for-the-plane (2 hours delayed); the murky cold weather on return home; ‘real life’. But it’s not really because of our loathing of day-to-day life that we want more time (come on, life isn’t all that bad!) – it’s because we always want one more day on our adventure. Be it beaches, bars and cocktails; bushland, wildlife and locals; friends, laughter and memories – we...Read More
So, you’ve decided to take a gap year or a summer break and now you need to think about how you’re going to pay for it. You’ll need enough money for the trip, for flights, insurance, visas, equipment and spending money… so where’s it all going to come from?
Whether you want to earn enough money to fully fund your trip, or if you’re just looking to top up what you’re already saved, here are a few fundraising tips to help you get on your way:
1) Make money from your chores
Start your own...Read More
So, you’re going away on your travels… but what are you going to take with you? Panic not; here at Real Gap we’ve used our many years of experience and our well travelled team to put together this list of our top ten things to take on your travels. You’re welcome!
Apparently it makes the world go round, but more important money helps you go round the world! You’ll want spending money for anything from paying for the meals not included in your trip price to buying souvenirs or...Read More
Travel advisor Harriet tells all about her year long trip to Canada…
After an 8.5 hour flight from London Heathrow to Vancouver, I landed feeling very excited and nervous! Walking through the airport, I walked past a life-size model of a grizzly bear and I knew I had arrived Canada!
A fifteen minute taxi ride took me to the Samesun Hostel for my first night in Vancouver. Still a little nervous about what was to come, I was really happy to find the staff were awesome and that the hostel had a...Read More
Working holidays in Australia are all the rage. Jet over to the other side of the world, see the incredible sights of the country and fund your travels as you go. What could be more perfect for the traveller on a budget?
If you’re looking to see the world but you don’t have a lot of money to do it, working holidays are the ideal option and Australia is one of the most exciting places to do it. With language barriers non-existent and plenty of jobs available, you’ll be sure of a brilliant...Read More