laurar's blog | Real Gap Blog

laurar's blog

Charlie's back!

Over the last two weeks, RG's Charlie's been touring around South Africa- popping his head around the door of a number of our trips!

Now he's back in the office we thought we'd show you all a few of his photos! He had a fantastic time (...and he's got a tan, lucky thing!).

Keep your eyes peeled, we're going to be updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds over the next few weeks with all of his adventures. He's also going to be writing a blog post or two of his own relaying back all of his South...

Read More

Prince Wills, The Anti Poacher!

Something that makes our blood boil here at RG Towers is animal poaching. Luckily there are high profile individuals, such as Prince William, who are prepared to jump on board and stick up for what's right.

We're real animal lovers over at RG, so once we saw Prince Wills had made this campaign video to support CITES- which is the annual meeting of the 'Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species'- we thought we'd spread the word to help raise awareness.

A number of our volunteering...

Read More

RG's Charlie in South Africa!

Real Gap's Charlie's been touring around South Africa visiting a load of our projects and experience trips over the last week, and we've received some awesome snaps from him!

The photos below are all from Charlie's time on our 'Lion Cub Experience' trip, where volunteers get to experience life as a South African ranger by working on a reserve for two weeks. Not only that, but you'll get to go on game walks (where you'll get the chance to check out the big 5!), feed and care for the lions- and...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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!

 

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - laurar's blog