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Alternative Accommodation in Melbourne- Tent Style!

Hi guys, it's Soph again! I've just moved 'houses' to save a bit of cash for my up and coming travels outside of Australia, and thought I'd let you all in on where I'm staying!

For those of you who have been following the fantastic @Soph_and_Alice twitter feed, you'll know that my working visa is almost up and that my holiday is about to begin! With that in mind, I am desperate to save every last cent. So apart from the obvious costs (travel, credit, alcohol...) I knew I had to look at my...
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Our Top 5 Picks- New Zealand

Who fancies a good old fashioned countdown? Hi there, it's Sophie again from NZ- and today I'm going to give you guys a top five of the stunning New Zealand!

5. Christchurch

After the destructive force of the Christchurch earthquake back in 2011, the whole city is re-emerging and the sense of community spirit is clear to see. As part of the re-development plans they have built a city mall out of shipping containers, which is completely awesome! The memorial '185 chairs' dedicated to the...

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Diving Down Under!

Hi, it's Sophie here! Today on the RG blog, I'm going to be talking about my diving experiences...

When travelling to Aus, you think of three things:

1. The Sydney Opera House
2. The Sydney Harbour Bridge
3. The Great Barrier Reef!

As we were due to see the Bridge and the Opera House in the upcoming weeks, we decided the only logical thing to do when we were on Magnetic was to go and visit the Reef. With some boat companies you can glide along in a glass bottomed boat to see the reef but we...

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Magnetic Island, Australia

Hi, it's Sophie here! In my first post for Real Gap, I'm going to tell you all about my adventures on Magnetic Island, Australia.

What a place! When we first arrived onto Magnetic Island (via a night in Townsville) we jumped on the bus to the picturesque Horseshoe Bay. Unsure of when we could check in to a hostel (at this point we hadn't even booked one, 'spontaneous' was our middle name!), we decided to have a coffee and a wrap- falafel with salad, if you're asking!

Whilst we...

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Introducing our new RG Bloggers!

Last year, Sophie Parker and Alice Wainwright's worlds were turned upside down when they won a trip RTW with Real Gap. They've been away with us for the past few months combatting the US and Australia, and we thought it was about time we heard the inside scoop on their epic adventures...

The girl's still have a hefty slice of their RTW win to go; they'll be heading off on our Thailand Experience from the middle of March, and then flying onto the stunning South Africa at the end of April. We...

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Sale Sale Sale!!!

As you’re all well aware, our sale has been up and running for the past 10 days and it’s full of bargains galore! We’ve slashed the prices of loads of our trips, and a lot of them have a healthy 25% percent discount, result! To get involved with our amazing deals, hop, skip and jump over to the Real Gap website, here: http://www.realgap.co.uk/

Oh, and if you book by the 12th Jan then you’ll be entered into a competition to WIN a HD Flip digi-cam - yes! Like our FB page and swoop up a sale...

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Sydney - Place Profile

Known as the home of the most iconic opera house in the world, that incredible bridge and the 2000 Olympics- Sydney is one awesome city, and the queen of Aus has a special place in our hearts! To celebrate all that Sydney has to offer, we thought we’d give you the lowdown of the things we love best about Sydney. After all, who’s never dreamt of living with all of this for a year?!

In Sydney, you need to:

S is for seeing the sights- Sydney is full to the brim of iconic landscapes that you need...

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Getting Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Brace yourselves guys; our sale kicks off in a weeks time! From the 27th of December, you’ll be able to pick up some massive bargains on some of our top trips, and to get you all prepared for going away to brighter climes, we thought we’d go through what we do when we plan a trip of a lifetime...

The Steps to Star-Travel-Dom

1.       Know where you want to go. Sounds easy, but considering there is a whole world out there, there’s an awful lot to choose from! (Personally we will always...

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Want to work in Aus?

Silly question, right? As we're staring out the window of our Tunbridge Wells office, it's grey, wet and pretty damn miserable. However, on the other side of the world in our Melbourne office we're hearing all about blue skies, scorching weather, and tan lines galore... (Jealous, us? Never!)

Not only that, but we've heard on the grapevine that the Aussie working visas are going up in price from the 1st January 2013- and not just by a measly smidgen, but by 30%. Crikey! To soften the blow,...

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Drum roll please...

 

We have our Ultimate Year Out Winners...

In true X Factor style-y, we thought we'd make our UYO competition a tad dramatic (just a tad, mind. We're no Dermot O' Leary!).

After being whittled down from 13 to three, we had a fantastic selection of videos to choose from. After all, the winner was guaranteed to win the 'ultimate year out' with us- exploring the highs and lows of Australia, the US, Thailand and Fiji... basically one hell of an adventure! Book us a ticket too, please?

After hours of...

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