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Top 10 Must-Sees in New Zealand

New Zealand frequently tops polls as one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide. Is it the scenery? A hike on the coast track through Abel Tasman National Park might make you think so. Is it the food? Dine in Wellington and you’d be tempted to say yes. Is it the outdoor activity? Well, this is the home of extreme sports (the world's first commercial bungee jump opened here in 1988)… Whatever it is, this amazing country will certainly give you a trip to remember!

 

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6 reasons why working in Australia will be your biggest regret ever!

1. It’s so much fun living and working in the same country day in-day out!

Faced by the same mundane tasks that you pretend excite you or spending what feels like every minute of your day in the library and thinking to yourself; “why would I want to leave all this?” right? We get it... moving to beach paradise for a year, sipping on cocktails overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the biggest decision to make being what you’re going to wear that night - is daunting and probably not worth...

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GAP YEAR GURU’S

As the UK’s leading gap year and student travel adventure specialists; offering over 200 trips and sending over 50,000 people on adventures abroad, I think it’s safe to say that we can find the perfect trip for you. 

Ever heard of the saying ‘two hands make lighter work’? Well we definitely agree with this, which is why we offer you expert advice in order to create an experience jam-packed with adventure, unforgettable scenery and invaluable opportunities.

G is for GENUINE. Our team at Real...

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Working in Australia for a Year

Looking to head out on a working holiday in Aus? Our very own Sam is a pro when it comes to all things Australia, and having completed a year working 'Down Under' she is full of useful hints and tips! Check out how she got on below...


So why did you decide to head out to Australia in the first place?

I’d always wanted to experience living in a different country, but work (and life) always got in the way. One day, after a particularly hard day in the office, I picked up the phone and booked a...

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Australia Paid Work: S.Y.D.N.E.Y

Known as one of the most iconic cities in the world - The Queen of Aus has a special place in our hearts! What do you think about when you hear 'Sydney'... The Opera House, that incredible Harbour Bridge or the surfing paradise that is Bondi Beach?!

To celebrate all that Sydney has to offer, we thought we’d give you the low-down on the things we love most about this beaut... After all, is there anyone out there who hasn't dreamt of travelling Down Under?! We've got all sorts of options when...

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New Zealand Conservation Volunteering

New Zealand is home to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrops in the world! What we often don’t realise is the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in conserving these amazing landscapes.

We all love to gaze upon gorgeous scenery, directing our camera lens to capture the stunning surroundings and it’s great we are so appreciative! With this blog we can all learn a little more about what goes on behind the scenes to upkeep these spectacular places of natural wonder.


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Four reasons you need to do the Sydney Intro

Want to explore Australia as part of your gap year or paid work option (er, yes!). Here are three reasons why you NEED to add the Sydney Intro to your travel wish list. At just eight days, you’ll embrace life down under (HELLO BBQs!), make life-long friends and get to grips with arranging paid work abroad. Plus did we mention you can learn to surf?!

Read on for our top four reasons why YOU should join the Sydney Intro trip.
 

1. Watch this video. If this doesn’t make you want to explore Sydney...

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Round the World, or Round the Block?

We bet if we were to ask you right here, right now where you wanted to go travelling, you'd be able to tell us. (Go on, give it a go).

From there, how do you feel about travelling around the world? (It's a little bit scary, right?). Wrong, sista.

Once you've put a plan of action in place, done you research and sussed out where you want to go, grab a map and put in all your 'I HAVE TO GO HERE OR ELSE' locations in to the great abyss. This will tell you whether you want to travel round the...

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Keen to Travel Over the Winter Months?

Thinking about travelling abroad over the winter period? If you're not too sure whether to head abroad over the Christmassy period, here's some advice as to how you can facilitate your time away.

Not too sure where to go?

We feel your pain. There's so much choice out there that sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming to find your perfect travel destination. Need a little hand?

We think you should go to Thailand if: you want to party over Christmas. The Thailand Experience covers both Christmas...

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11 reasons why YOU should travel this winter

It's September, and it's already cold, windy and wet.

WE'RE FED UP OF THIS ALREADY, OKAY?!

And as we're basically advocates for the sassy things in life like swanning off on an adventure, how travelling's wicked and being brilliant, these are our top 11 reasons as to why you should venture into the great outdoors this winter.

1) You're footloose and fancy free - and being kept house bound for the whole of winter makes you feel like a fugitive/Baby when she was nearly abandoned in Dirty Dancing.

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