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So you've booked your trip, now what?

So you've finally done it, after what seems like a lifetime of looking, deliberating, and planning, you've booked your trip – and aren't you chuffed with yourself? Too right! So now you're definitely going you can relax, right? Hmm, wait a minute, when was the last time you actually saw your passport? Do you know if you need any vaccinations before you go? Do you even own a backpack? Doing your pre-holiday prep will ensure everything is in order before you fly, and will leave you free to...

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Party like a local: Festivals & events not to miss!

Ever wanted to combine your travels with an epic national festival? Well you can! We've mapped out some of our favourite events going on throughout the year in some top travel destinations for you to plan your travels around to make that trip of a lifetime extra awesome...

 

31st December 2017/1st January 2018 - New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia

 

Want to make sure your New Year's Eve this year goes with a bang? There's really only one place in the world you should be then. Sydney's NYE...

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'Because I said so!' - Three case studies of young travellers with advice from their parents...

So you've had a think about what you're doing with life, studies, your career, the future, and you're still none the wiser, but one thing's for sure – you want to travel. Whether you want to spend a week basking in the Balinese sunshine, or go on a round-the-world year-long trip, there's just one thing standing in your way: your parents...

Perhaps your mum is a perpetual worrier, or your dad thinks you could do with a few more street smarts before heading out into the big, wide world. It's...

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Top Travel Safety Tips

So you’re about to jet off on an amazing trip to the other side of the world and you can barely contain your excitement – excellent, that’s exactly how you should be feeling! But now that your family knows you’re going for definite and the fear of waving off their little pumpkin (all 6’2” of you) to mysterious and unknown lands has set in, they’ll need some reassurance you’ll be able to look after yourself while you’re away. So read our top tips for staying safe on your travels, remember and...

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Top Grade Escapes

If the last few months of your life have been dominated by post-it notes, text books, and highlighters, chances are you’re now breathing a sigh of relief as you wave goodbye to revision notes and draughty gym halls for another year. So, exams done and dusted, you can look forward to a bit of chill out in the sunshine – hurrah! But wait, where is the sunshine? Oh well, you might get a few good days over the next couple of weeks – better make some indoor plans just in case though.

OR…

You could...

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Backpacking v Glampacking

While we’re all unique in our own way, whether you’re a surfer that craves a bit of culture in your downtime or a bookworm with a penchant for paragliding, when it comes to travel there really are only two camps that any of us fall into: backpacker or glampacker. You’d be forgiven for thinking the only distinguishable difference between these two breeds boils down to the practicality of the luggage they bring with them on their holidays, but you’d be wrong. Although with common interests:...

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Top twelve in two!

Fancy a holiday? Us too! But we know what you’re thinking – you’ve only got a couple of weeks’ annual leave left at work, your bank balance has seen better days, and your mates have all made other plans – looks like another trip to Benidorm then...

Stop! You deserve better than that. Just because you can’t put your life on hold for six months, or don’t have the budget to jet off around the world for a year, it doesn’t mean to say you can’t travel further than the ‘Costa del all inclusive’ –...

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Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!

We chat to a lot of people about their plans and ideas for travel to all sorts of exotic and exciting locations, and, shamelessly blowing our own trumpet (but only a little bit), we’ve helped thousands of people realise and go on their dream travels all over the world. The initial planning phase is a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions (which you should do by the way), but there are some that crop up more often than others, in particular: “Will I be safe as a lone female...

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8 Apps You Can't Travel Without!

Our expert travel team have put together an App Bible for you, which is going to save you a s*** load of money, a ridiculous amount of time and tonnes of space in your backpack... You are welcome! 

Collectively, having travelled to over 180 countries, we’re pretty savvy when it comes to booking hostels last minute, re-arranging flights, transferring that extra bit of money (sorry Mum) and it’s all thanks to these easy-to-use apps. So, we’ve rounded up our favourite apps that will help you...

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E4's Gap Year series brings back memories for the RGE team!

We've all been looking forward to E4's new comedy Gap Year here in the Real Gap Experience office and it did not disappoint! For our travel co-ordinator Hannah, last night's programme was particularly relevant and brought back some great memories of her trip to China on our fantastic China Experience a couple of years back! Here’s what she had to say:

I was a little worried that Gap Year was going to paint backpackers and gap years in a bad light but luckily the show got it just right! I mean...

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