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A Gap Year: To ‘Year it’ or…?

Officially, a gap year is:

gap year 
noun 
British 
noun: gap year; plural noun: gap years 
 
a period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between school and university or college education. 
 
…  but nowadays, a gap year isn’t really something which has an expiry date. In all seriousness, how many travellers do you know who’ve been away for 365 days, seen the whole world and come back bright eyed and busy tailed? Nah, we didn’t think so. 
 
In all honesty, we reckon that we’ve...
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Why You Should Be Using Instagram on Your Next BIG Trip

Hot on the tail of Facebook and Twitter as social media’s next BIGBIGBIG thing, Instagram has now hit the 200 million users mark. Not surprising really, seeing as though it’s the best thing since sliced bread!

If you get a bit snap happy when you’re away and you want to document your adventures – get Instagram. Simple. Reasons why?

You can easily update friends and family with what you’re doing, when you're doing it. Hearing about it over email or text is one thing, but actually seeing it is a...

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Get 'in'! International Internships - The Way Forward

Let's face it, the job market today is a little bit tricky. With competition getting fiercier and fiercier, it's imperative that you make yourself stand out. With an internship you can do just that, but with an international internship you can REALLY put yourself on to map. 

Luckily for you lot, help is at hand in the shape of Real Gap's Claire. Imagine Claire as your career fairy godmother - she's our Business Development Manager and she spends her time at schools, colleges and universities...

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HELP! You Want to Travel, But You Don’t Know Where – Our Guide to Travel Stardom

We’ve all been there, done that and got the t-shirt - you want to go away, but you have absolutely no idea where you actually want to go. The worst bit is most of us want to tick off the whole world, which then causes the dilemma of where you start it all off. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Follow our guide below and you’ll be bracing yourself for your first big adventure in no time:
 
1) Grab a Map, now: The best place to start is by printing off a world map and highlighting each country...
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Inside the Thailand Experience: What To Expect

It's official: The Thailand Experience is legendary within the Real Gap Experience camp. It's received 9/10 stars from over 260 past travellers, the dates for the summer are already packed out and frankly - we don't think it's hard to see why. It's BIG news and to show the rest of you what it's all about we thought we'd run through our biggest finds, surprises and share our secret tips with you about one of our favourite trips. Watch out gang, give it five minutes and we're sure you'll be...

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Inside the Thailand Experience: What to Take with you

Let's not beat around the bush here - we all like to look good on holiday. If anything we have the hundreds of holiday snaps to take into consideration – they’re going to be splashed all over Facebook! To save your dignity (and your back, as let’s face it- that backpack is going to be HEAVY) we thought we’d dish out our top tips on what to take, and what to ditch off on the Thailand Experience.

The BIG one- what do we pack our stuff in? The backpack vs suitcase debate is something we get...

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#experienceit - Be the Foodie!

We're all massive fans of our food here at Real Gap, and one of the best things about going away is undeniably the chance to try a host of exotic foods. Check out Real Gap’s Chris, who ended up getting more than he bargained for during his travels throughout Asia...
 
‘I was wandering around a small town in Thailand and I was hungry, looking for some food, specifically chicken, as you can get a stick of chicken and chili sauce for 10baht (20p). Well, I found this street vendor who was selling...
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What Makes Team RG Happy?

Here at Team RG we're one happy bunch, and to celebrate International Happiness Day we thought we'd dig deep and see what's made some of our fabulous team happy, travel highlight styley!

 

Lisa, Sales and Customer Operations Manager: Stumbling across a wedding in Cambodia where the whole street had been blocked off for the celebrations. We stuck are heads in and next minute we were being twirled round the dance floor and plied with beer by the friendly wedding guests. At the end of the evening...

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Meeting in the Middle

What do you do when your travelling half way around the world and miss your family and friends like crazy? Choose a country in the middle and explore it together! 
 
I have been away for 5 months now and loved every second of it. I keep in touch with family and friends regularly using email, Facebook, whatsapp, snapchat and... (the best invention ever) ...Skype! It's great to be able to speak and see people you know no matter where in the world you are and all you need is wifi. However,  if...
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Our £9000 travel wish list

When this time rocks up each January, we don't half feel sorry for you lot doing your A-Levels. We know how you feel; your life as you know it is in serious limbo and frankly, deciding whether you want to go to uni or not can kindly shove off.

We know a load of you won't be sure as truthfully, most of us weren't 100% sold whether we wanted to go to uni either. Between the RG team we're split 50/50 with uni goers, so it's easy for us to argue the pros and cons; there are loads for both! As the...

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