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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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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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Christmas... On the Beach?

Not sure whether you want to spend Christmas in the UK this year? Let us introduce you to Sam, our Product Exec, who spent last Christmas in the scorchin' Australia! (We're not sure our turkey leftovers will ever look the same again...)

I' d planned to spend the whole year working and living in Australia, so I always knew that I would have to spend a Christmas away from home. After 25 years of tradition (all of the extended family packed into my parent’s house for a day of eating, drinking,...

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#DanUnder - Dan Goes Down Under

Last month Real Gap Experience's Dan said 'bye' to Brighton, and 'HELLO' to Melbourne as he made the move over to join our Australian team. Thing is, Dan hadn't actually been to Australia before.... (eeek)

We all knew that Dan would LOVE Melbourne. Surprise surprise, he's in love with the joint. (Check him out with one of our resident Aussies, Real Gap's Alicia!). We thought we'd check in with Dan to see how he's been getting on #DanUnder (we're PROUD of that one, we must admit!).

Hiya Dan!...

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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 
British 
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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Taking on Australia Within Your Holiday Allowance

We’d put any money on this: if the whole world could, they’d take a year out to head to Australia. Go on, disagree with us! (We know you won’t). Here in the UK, Australia as seen as ‘the’ place to go to take time out and if we could we’d go for months, if not years. Unfortunately for some of us this can’t be done (we have to keep the website going for you lot!) but when I got the chance to take three weeks off to go explore, I couldn’t resist hitting up Aus and packing in as much as possible...

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