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Place Profile- The Crackin' Cape Town

Sitting at the base of the gorgeous Table Mountain, Cape Town couldn’t possibly fail to shape up to its mountainously impressive nature. With penguin colonies, gorgeous beaches, a harbour and fantastic shopping under its African belt, Cape Town is one almighty destination- and the first in our ‘Place Profile’ series!

The top five things we LOVE about Cape Town are:

1.       You’ve guessed it, Table Mountain! The top dog of Western Cape, Table Mountain sits pretty at 3500ft above sea level,...

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Want to work in Aus?

Silly question, right? As we're staring out the window of our Tunbridge Wells office, it's grey, wet and pretty damn miserable. However, on the other side of the world in our Melbourne office we're hearing all about blue skies, scorching weather, and tan lines galore... (Jealous, us? Never!)

Not only that, but we've heard on the grapevine that the Aussie working visas are going up in price from the 1st January 2013- and not just by a measly smidgen, but by 30%. Crikey! To soften the blow,...

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Christmas Is Coming...

Unbelievably, it's come around to 'that' time of year again. The packed out Oxford Streets, the manic mums and the incessant Christmas music- it's 'Mariah' this and 'I'm Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' that, and we're thinking this year, us Real Gappers are going to get Real-ly prepared! Hoorah! 

To kick off the Christmas season with a smash in the baubly Tree, we wanted to put together a Christmas list full of all things Real Gap so if any of you lovely lot want to buy us a gift or two,...

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Real Gap's Black Friday!

Black Friday is the biggest sale shopping day in the US, and to round off our week of US lovin', we thought we'd give all of our American customers some lovin' too! Fancy a discount guys? (Yeah yeah, we here you cry!)

To swipe yourself a discount to our Black Friday discount bonanza, aka- 10% off our Thai and Costa Rican trips, then please insert or quote 'RGBLACKFRIDAY'* at the check out process. 

*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, and the discount is only available to...

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Happy 'Thanksgifting'!

As a celebration of all things Thanksgiving, we're knocking 10% off of our USA Experience for today only... (and because we think we're clever, we've renamed the day Thanksgifting too! Go us!)

Want to get these codes for yourself? We've plastered them all over our Facebook wall and Twitter feed, so head your way over to our accounts to snap up the prize for yourselves!

We've also taken 5% off all our other US tours, just incase one of our other trips takes your fancy. Nice!

(The boring bits,...

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Why We LOVE America: Top 5

Seeing as though Americans across the board will be getting their Thanksgiving on tomorrow, we thought we'd tell all of you Real Gappers why we're thankful for the USA!

Fast Food, Drive Thrus and Starbucks: Here at Real Gap, our lives seem to constantly revolve around searching for our next meal. The thought of not having McDonalds, KFC and Burger King on the menu sends us into a cold state of shock (although admittedly, we don't have them too often as they're pretty unhealthy, and a balanced...

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LA, the place to be!

We love the USA. End of. To celebrate our love for the nation of our dreams, we've put together a crafty little list of our favourite hotspots in Los Angeles:

Santa Monica Pier: Full to the brim with fun and games, arcade attractions and amazing views of the beach and beyond, Santa Monica’s pier is definitely worth a visit whilst you’re in LA. If you're lookign to pick up a cheeky tan too, then this is definitely the place to be!

Getty Museum: The word ‘museum’ would usually bore us all to...

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Thanksgiving Week- Part 1!

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest celebrations in the US, and most people in the UK know diddly squat about the occasion. Apart from the fact that we should be ‘thankful’ our knowledge didn’t stretch much further... until today that is! To celebrate in style we’ve decided to declare this week as ‘Thanksgiving Week’ on the Real Gap blog- expect place profiles, US facts and tonnes of good ole US goodness, Real Gappers!

To kick off Thanksgiving week, we’re going to be filling you in on the ins...

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It's time for Africa!

If you're a regular reader of the Real Gap blog (and if you're not, you're positively crazy...) we've been dishing out discounts galore over the last few weeks. Not only have we slashed the prices on trips to Asia and the Americas, but it's now time to add the third A to the crazy sale team- Africa!

One of our star Real Gappers, Danielle (as pictured in the photos) is an African obsessive, and for good reason too. She toured all over the continent for three months in July, and she's come back...

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Drum roll please...

 

We have our Ultimate Year Out Winners...

In true X Factor style-y, we thought we'd make our UYO competition a tad dramatic (just a tad, mind. We're no Dermot O' Leary!).

After being whittled down from 13 to three, we had a fantastic selection of videos to choose from. After all, the winner was guaranteed to win the 'ultimate year out' with us- exploring the highs and lows of Australia, the US, Thailand and Fiji... basically one hell of an adventure! Book us a ticket too, please?

After hours of...

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