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Laura: What To Expect From Life in Fiji

Want to live on a desert island? Wake up to the sound of sassy waves, kick back in a bure for a week and sample the South Pacific life? (Nope, this is not a trick question. I REPEAT, THIS ACTUALLY EXISTS).
 
Somehow I jammily managed to take eight weeks off to travel solo around the world (hey what can I say, it's one of the perks of working for a gap year company!) and after making my way around Asia for two weeks - which truthfully, mainly involved stroking elephants, wolfing down pad thai...
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Introducing: Arron and THE CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE

Hey everyone I’m Arron!

I’m here to tell you all about the brand new Cambodia Experience that is happening right now! But before I do, let me tell you a little bit about myself...

I have lived in the sunny city of Leicester for most of my life. It’s a great place with a lot going on, but it’s very rarely going to suppress the adventurer in you, if you know what I mean?

I stumbled across Real Gap in 2010 whilst browsing for trips to USA online, like so many of us, I needed something to get...

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13 things you may not know about marine turtles

Here at Real Gap Experience, we’re all so interested in learning more about wildlife. To mark ‘World Turtle Day’ we thought we’d share with you our favourite thirteen facts about turtles – check out fact 2!

1• Sea turtles have roamed the planet for around 100 million years surviving the Ice Age

2• Turtles migrate 100s of miles (if not thousands) from their feeding ground to nest – with modest vision, strong currents and no visible landmarks. These turtles manage to swim from areas like...

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Laura takes a Gap Year! (Bye Laura!)

For the last two and a half years, I’ve been the sarcy so n’ so who’s been sitting behind Facebook, telling you all to go travelling - chucking out inspirational quote after inspirational quote. ‘Go solo!’, I say. ‘Head here!’ I say. Except, I haven’t actually *done it* on my own. Yet.

I've always loved travelling, and since I rocked up at Real Gap Experience back in 2012 I’ve travelled to (deep breath): Australia, Borneo, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Morocco, Greece, Dubai, the US and...

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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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Dan's guide to Melbourne

Last August Dan was given the amazing opportunity to head Down Under and work in our Australian office in Melbourne. Was he going to turn that opportunity down? Course not! As Dan's now lived in Australia for six months, we thought we'd ask him about his time in Australia and what it's really like to live in one of the world's most liveable cities...

"Best mood: One of the best things about Melbourne is it's Suburbs. Whatever mood you're in, they're great to explore! St Kilda, Richmond,...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 3

Since the last update, Olly, Tom, Declan and Helen have been making their way around Queensland, taking in the Whitsundays and Cairns. We're SO jealous, we're not sure we like them anymore... ;)

Day 9: After Valentines day we left Emu Park on our way to the boat, the first time for many. We all had images of The Wolf of Wall Street scene has the rain started to fall and the winds howled. Luckily it was only a brief spell, as we got to spend the day on a real sailing boat that Prince Charles...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 2

After we caught up with Olly, Declan, Helen and Tom last week, our four backpack wankers have been touring around Queensland, taking in Fraser Island and the Outback!

Day 5:

Waking up feeling a bit worse for wear, the team had organised a river cruise in the Queensland capital of Brisbane, where we wandered around in the searing heat for a few hours. Afterwards we headed for the Bruce Highway in time for the ferry to Fraser Island. Awaiting us on the island was an all you can eat buffet at the...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 1

Last summer we declared Olly Bentley as our ultimate backpack wanker. His prize? A trip to Australia (on our two week East Coast Tour, HELLO!) with three of his best mates. (Yep, we absolutely hate him - the little squirt).

Now they're halfway through their tour, Olly's managed to make us all incredibly jealous by letting us in on what Helen, Tom and Declan have been up to...

Olly: After a long flight we arrived 'Down Under', wahay! Once we'd dropped off our bags we began exploring the city,...

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