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WIN: THE ULTIMATE USA EXPERIENCE AND A BAG FULL OF BOOHOO.COM THREADS

We really, really hope you guys and gals have already stumbled across this crazy good competition, but for those of you who haven’t or want to know a little more about it, here’s the full low-down.

In short you’ll be winning an incredible USA experience (we’ll touch more on this in a sec), but to set you up nicely for your travels will be a £750 Boohoo.com voucher (say-whaaat!) – We are even struggling to believe this! All you need to do is head over to the competition page and enter your...

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3 THINGS YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK FOR YOUR WORKING GAP YEAR


How are we Real Gap Experience CrewSo this blog post comes from our good friends at Uni Baggage (experts in shipping all your uni or travel needs around the globe), check it…  

No one likes packing. It’s an unpleasant task at the best of times. Even if you’re just packing for a quick overnight stay, the process of sitting down, organising your things, making a check-list and trying to squish it all into one bag is a headache you’d rather avoid.

So, as you can probably imagine, packing for a

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OUR TOP 7 BACKPACKER MUST DO'S IN ASIA


Did someone say ASIA! Just for you guys, we’ve put together a cheeky list touching on seven of the most impressive, culturally rich and occasionally mischievous Asian destinations to firmly stamp on your ‘bucket list'. Y’all enjoy it.

 

1)      Angkor Wat - Angkor Wat is one of our all-time favourite places, not just because it’s all mysterious/sassy/bea-uuuuut-iful, but because we can legit play ‘Lara Croft’ and not feel like a fool. No seriously - as one of the Seven Wonders of the World,...

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‘HANDS IN THE AIR IF YOU LOVE HALONG BAY’

#MyRealExperience - GoPro WINNER
 

Hey peeps! First off we would like to say a MASSIVE THANKS for all of your amazing entries into our #MyRealExperience Instagram feed so far! With so many awesome pics to choose from we really did struggle to decide on our GoPro prize winner. On the plus side, keep your Grammin’ up as we’ll be announcing some NEW PRIZES for you soon!
 

*Drumroll please*… CONGRATULATIONS LAURA WINTER!!! We LOVE your ‘Hands-Up at Halong Bay’ post.


@laura.winterArrived in Halong...

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Round the World, or Round the Block?

We bet if we were to ask you right here, right now where you wanted to go travelling, you'd be able to tell us. (Go on, give it a go).

From there, how do you feel about travelling around the world? (It's a little bit scary, right?). Wrong, sista.

Once you've put a plan of action in place, done you research and sussed out where you want to go, grab a map and put in all your 'I HAVE TO GO HERE OR ELSE' locations in to the great abyss. This will tell you whether you want to travel round the...

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Keen to Travel Over the Winter Months?

Thinking about travelling abroad over the winter period? If you're not too sure whether to head abroad over the Christmassy period, here's some advice as to how you can facilitate your time away.

Not too sure where to go?

We feel your pain. There's so much choice out there that sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming to find your perfect travel destination. Need a little hand?

We think you should go to Thailand if: you want to party over Christmas. The Thailand Experience covers both Christmas...

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11 reasons why YOU should travel this winter

It's September, and it's already cold, windy and wet.

WE'RE FED UP OF THIS ALREADY, OKAY?!

And as we're basically advocates for the sassy things in life like swanning off on an adventure, how travelling's wicked and being brilliant, these are our top 11 reasons as to why you should venture into the great outdoors this winter.

1) You're footloose and fancy free - and being kept house bound for the whole of winter makes you feel like a fugitive/Baby when she was nearly abandoned in Dirty Dancing.

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Volunteering in Surin: Day In the Life!

Thinking of volunteering in northern Thailand with us? Past volunteers Melissa and Becky took part in our 'Childcare Volunteers' program and after having such an amazing time, decided to talk us through their schedules in the gorgeous Surin. 

8:30 We get picked up by our coordinator (Tuk, she was amazing!) with the other volunteers. It's about an half an hour drive, and if there's a few of you, you get to sit in the back of the truck and enjoy the scenery (and the cool breeze) along the way!

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What's The Best Thing To Wear, and Take Volunteering?

If you’re booked on to one of Real Gap Experience's volunteering trips this year, you’ll probably be thinking about what you should pack away with you on your big adventure. (Clothes/sassy bits and bobs never stray far away from our brain!)

We get asked this question a lot at RG HQ, and we reckon these things will get you by: 

1)  Be culturally sensitive. At some of your projects, you’ll be required to cover your knees and shoulders – and it’s worth checking up where this’ll be applicable...

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Top 9 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer With Wildlife

Looking to do something with a bit of 'roar'? Volunteering with wildlife is as good as it gets... check out our top 6 reasons to head out into the wild and start experiencing life!

1) See a different side to the world: These animals aren't just cuddly and cute – and that’s not what we’re all about! Find out more about them as a species from the experts and take your time out to learn and grow.

2) Get to know them behind the scenes: Who else can say they've walked next to a lion, or tracked...

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