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Top 10 Fundraising Tips

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...

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Top 10 Travel Must-Haves

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!

1)      Money

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...

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Making Money “Down Under”

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...

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Working with Rhinos and Elephants in Zimbabwe

We hear from our partners in Zimbabwe at the Rhino and Elephant conservation project…

The Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation project is all about deep connections: between animals, people and communities. It’s about living close to our conscience; sharing, caring and breathing the same breath as nature.

At the project’s base in eastern Zimbabwe, the animals live in harmony with each other, cared for by the local family team and volunteers who travel with Real Gap every year.

The...

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Building a Positive Future

This morning, travel advisor Tom came bounding into the office, full of excitement. “It’s done, it’s done!” he called to us all as he ran around the office showing off a photo of a library.

But this wasn’t just any library. In fact, this was the library for which Tom had laid the foundations only a few months before as part of a volunteering trip he went on with Real Gap. And now the library is finished and he takes great pride in the fact that he helped to make that...

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