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New Orleans, New York and New Adventures

Hi everyone, we've made it home back to not so sunny England and we're missing travelling already! Can't believe it went so quickly! Here's the last leg of our America journey and what's next for us :)

New Orleans couldn't come quick enough. It was great to be able to sleep in a bed, rather then in a campsite! New Orleans is like something out of a film, its amazing. The architecture is beautiful, the food is incredible, even the street signs are cool! We got to the hotel and then made our...

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USA Experience - Part 3

Hi there! Here's the latest from the USA experience. You certainly pack a lot into 3 weeks so be prepared to go on a rollercoaster of sites and experiences on your trek :)

Day 9

Today we headed to Carlsbad Caverns, a national park which consists of cool caves and lots of natural wonders. If you're into geography, then this will be right up your street. As much as I appreciated the amazing nature of it, I was a bit worried about the bats, but then did spend a lot of time wondering if this is...

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USA Experience - part 2

Here's the next installment of the antics that go on when you take part in the USA Experience :-)

Day 5

We're off to the wonder that is the Grand Canyon! After a short-ish drive we all put pillowcases on our heads or other forms of blindfolds on and got walked to the edge so we could have an uninterrupted first look at the canyon, and it was fantastic!! One of the best things I've ever seen!

We got to camp and set up the tents then got ready for a walk round the canyon. Be warned, it gets very...

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A USA Experience - Part 1

Hi everyone! Following our Fiji adventure we were off across the pacific to the hustle and bustle of America! Booked on the 21 day USA experience we had a few days to chill in San Fran before we started in LA.
 
Day 1
Met the group around 7:30am in downtown LA for a quick get to know each other sesh and it was time to hit Hollywood boulevard :-)
We saw the walk of fame, the oscars theatre and the famous hollywood sign.
After it was the start of a long 5 hour drive to VEGAS!
 
To really get to know...
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Real Gap's Black Friday!

Black Friday is the biggest sale shopping day in the US, and to round off our week of US lovin', we thought we'd give all of our American customers some lovin' too! Fancy a discount guys? (Yeah yeah, we here you cry!)

To swipe yourself a discount to our Black Friday discount bonanza, aka- 10% off our Thai and Costa Rican trips, then please insert or quote 'RGBLACKFRIDAY'* at the check out process. 

*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, and the discount is only available to...

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Happy 'Thanksgifting'!

As a celebration of all things Thanksgiving, we're knocking 10% off of our USA Experience for today only... (and because we think we're clever, we've renamed the day Thanksgifting too! Go us!)

Want to get these codes for yourself? We've plastered them all over our Facebook wall and Twitter feed, so head your way over to our accounts to snap up the prize for yourselves!

We've also taken 5% off all our other US tours, just incase one of our other trips takes your fancy. Nice!

(The boring bits,...

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Why We LOVE America: Top 5

Seeing as though Americans across the board will be getting their Thanksgiving on tomorrow, we thought we'd tell all of you Real Gappers why we're thankful for the USA!

Fast Food, Drive Thrus and Starbucks: Here at Real Gap, our lives seem to constantly revolve around searching for our next meal. The thought of not having McDonalds, KFC and Burger King on the menu sends us into a cold state of shock (although admittedly, we don't have them too often as they're pretty unhealthy, and a balanced...

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LA, the place to be!

We love the USA. End of. To celebrate our love for the nation of our dreams, we've put together a crafty little list of our favourite hotspots in Los Angeles:

Santa Monica Pier: Full to the brim with fun and games, arcade attractions and amazing views of the beach and beyond, Santa Monica’s pier is definitely worth a visit whilst you’re in LA. If you're lookign to pick up a cheeky tan too, then this is definitely the place to be!

Getty Museum: The word ‘museum’ would usually bore us all to...

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Thanksgiving Week- Part 1!

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest celebrations in the US, and most people in the UK know diddly squat about the occasion. Apart from the fact that we should be ‘thankful’ our knowledge didn’t stretch much further... until today that is! To celebrate in style we’ve decided to declare this week as ‘Thanksgiving Week’ on the Real Gap blog- expect place profiles, US facts and tonnes of good ole US goodness, Real Gappers!

To kick off Thanksgiving week, we’re going to be filling you in on the ins...

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My Working Holiday in Canada

Travel advisor Harriet tells all about her year long trip to Canada

After an 8.5 hour flight from London Heathrow to Vancouver, I landed feeling very excited and nervous! Walking through the airport, I walked past a life-size model of a grizzly bear and I knew I had arrived Canada!

A fifteen minute taxi ride took me to the Samesun Hostel for my first night in Vancouver.  Still a little nervous about what was to come, I was really happy to find the staff were awesome and that the hostel had a...

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