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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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8 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer, And Just Visit Nepal

Looking to explore somewhere a bit different? Head to Nepal. From the incredible Himilayas to the fascinating culture, there's always something amazing to discover.

Alicia has been visiting Nepal for 11 years, and keeps getting drawn back for more. Check out her top eight reasons why you should visit too!

1. Tick one off the bucket list and see Mount Everest - Trek to Everest Base Camp or take a scenic flight. Or you can change this to the Himalayas

2. You can’t visit Nepal without a trip to...

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Hannah in Zimbabwe: Rhino and Elephant Conservation

 

Why did you pick the project?

The variety of this trip really interested me and the fact that the project was so hands on was great! You truly got to experience “reserve life” and got to know the animals, staff and children well.

Highlight?

How could I choose?! Seeing Tafika the black rhino on her 4 month birthday, dancing with the locals during a traditional Shona culture evening, meeting amazing people, having Tatenda the rhino living right next door... the list goes on!

Typical day?

You have...

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Introducing: Arron and THE CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE

Hey everyone I’m Arron!

I’m here to tell you all about the brand new Cambodia Experience that is happening right now! But before I do, let me tell you a little bit about myself...

I have lived in the sunny city of Leicester for most of my life. It’s a great place with a lot going on, but it’s very rarely going to suppress the adventurer in you, if you know what I mean?

I stumbled across Real Gap in 2010 whilst browsing for trips to USA online, like so many of us, I needed something to get...

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Solo Travelling? Meet your new travelling companion……

Solo Travelling?

Meet your new travelling companion…… your Bag!

This month we’ve partnered up with our mates at Nomad to give away a massive prize. Haven’t entered yet? Head here!

In the meantime, our pals at Nomad have written a blog post for us outlining their experiences. Thanks guys!

I have travelled and explored in many ways. With my partner, as part of an expedition, with friends. The list goes on but nothing compares to solo travel! It throws you head first into the culture of the host...

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13 things you may not know about marine turtles

Here at Real Gap Experience, we’re all so interested in learning more about wildlife. To mark ‘World Turtle Day’ we thought we’d share with you our favourite thirteen facts about turtles – check out fact 2!

1• Sea turtles have roamed the planet for around 100 million years surviving the Ice Age

2• Turtles migrate 100s of miles (if not thousands) from their feeding ground to nest – with modest vision, strong currents and no visible landmarks. These turtles manage to swim from areas like...

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Getting Ready for your Big Trip!

Packing

Preparing for your summer adventure can be a task and a half, so- because all of us Real Gappers are ridiculously nice- we’ve put together a top class guide to help you get into order. Today we’re going to be talking about all things ‘packing’- so get your backpack/suitcase in gear and let’s get ready to roll (...those suitcases through departures)!

‘Case, or backpack? We’d usually always go with the latter, but it really does depend on what adventure you’ve booked yourself on. If...

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