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Travelling: Are You Ever Actually On Your Own?

We feel your pain, solo traveller. It's pretty nerve racking travelling on your own for the first time, but rest assured there IS light on the other side - a very bright one! There's so many amazing things you can learn about yourself and others when you travel solo, and the best part is that Real Gap Experience is made up of approx 84% of go-it-alone travellers which means you'll always make other mates abroad!

Need some convincing? Here's why we think you should travel solo:

You make new...

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RG's Sophie's Guide to Thailand and Cambodia

Sophie has just come back from a trip of a lifetime. Not only did she get to explore Thailand from top to bottom (in a whirlwind two weeks!) but she also got to sneak in a bit of time in the legendary Cambodia too. In typical RG fashion we quizzed her about everything she got up to, so if you're looking to explore Asia yourself this is a must read!

Sum your trip up in 10 words: Absolutely amazing! Exhausting, exciting, rewarding, beautiful – best trip ever!

Tell us where you went! – Where...

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Our Top Six Two Weekers

It's HOLIDAY TIME! We're so done with January, and to get our bit of escapism we're all booking our next adventures left, right and centre.

Not got a lot of time off you can take this year? Luckily for all of you lovely lot we've got our fair share of adventures which you can take in two weeks - result!

So, what our our trop six two weekers? (Bye bye 'Biza, HELLO Thailand!)

Big 5 Wildlife and Community: Want to head out on an awesome safari this year? Hit up our incredible private Big 5 game...

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Our top 3 incredibly affordable trips to hit up this year

It's the JANUARY SALE PEOPLE! If this time of year doesn't scream amazing value, we don't know when does! To celebrate, we've compiled a list of our top three most affordable adventures so you can get on the road, and stat. Remember, our sale ends on 31st January (which is THIS Saturday) so make sure you don't miss out!

Vietnam Experience - I'm not sure anybody could argue with the figures on this one - £22 A DAY. To explore Asia, in a group, with everything done for you. It's amazing value...

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8 reasons why your home life is just plain harsh

Travelling ruins your life. Why? Because it just makes everything at home seem too damn boring.

Travelling, we love to hate you. Why?!

1) Porridge vs pad thai. With lumps and bumps in all the wrong places, we know what we'd rather be eating; spices n' all.

2) Even when the sun shines in the UK (which let's face it, isn't now) it's never as bright as it is in Thailand. F***.

3) We love feeling sand inbetween our toes, not murky puddles that have leaked into our favourite boots. Soggy feet ain't...

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Chris on Cambodia

Here in the office, we're all obsessed with travel and Chris is no exception. After living in Cambodia for seven months we can well and truly say that he is the Real Gap Experience Cambodia expert - he never stops talking about his favourite country!

To celebrate the launch of the all new Cambodia Experience, we thought we'd ask Chris about all of his favourite Cambodian things. Be prepared for inspiration central! (Can we all go now please...) 

What's the main thing you love about...

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Champs in China: The Lowdown on the China Experience

Earlier this month, Hannah (aka, Champs) went off on our China Experience to see what all the fuss was about on one of our biggest adventure trips!

Hi Champs! What was your favourite part of your time in China?

I was really surprised about how awesome Yangshuo was. I didn't know anything about it beforehand, but it was absolutely incredible! We spent four days cycling, hiking, trekking and rafting... and we all had the best time. I also took part in a cookery course (which is one of the cool...

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A Gap Year: To ‘Year it’ or…?

Officially, a gap year is:

gap year 
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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