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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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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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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)

Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.

Your road to happiness starts here...


1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life

2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality

3) You Learn What Really Matters To You

4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


5) You Do Things That...

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#MyRealExperience - Winners Feb 2016

It's time to announce the winners of the first #MyRealExperience competition of 2016. Before we get started we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to everyone who entered!

We asked you guys to post your travel photography, videos and even blogs using the hashtag #MyRealExperience and (as we expected) you smashed it!!! The entries were top-notch and came in from all corners of the globe. With such brilliant content, you gave us a serious headache trying to pick our winners (in a good way).

Don't be...

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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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How are we Real Gap Experience CrewSo this blog post comes from our good friends at Uni Baggage (experts in shipping all your uni or travel needs around the globe), check it…  

No one likes packing. It’s an unpleasant task at the best of times. Even if you’re just packing for a quick overnight stay, the process of sitting down, organising your things, making a check-list and trying to squish it all into one bag is a headache you’d rather avoid.

So, as you can probably imagine, packing for a

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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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Not Going to Uni? How to Improve Your Employability (and Travel) In 1 Year

You've spent the last 13 years of your life in school, now it's time to ditch off the textbooks. If you've decided not to go to uni, you literally have the whole world at your feet and that is BLOODY EXCITING.

Not sure whether to stick it out at home or go travelling? Check out our amazing one year plan and you'll soon know where you want to be...

September: Thailand

The first month in the gap year calendar, and you're about to start your incredible first year in the 'Real' world! We recommend...

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Aussie Au Pairing

Looking for a bit of a shake up on the Aussie job scene? Once you've tried your hand at some casual work during your year abroad (theme parks, offices, outdoorsy jobs - it's all up for grabs!) it can be cool to try something a little different out, like au pairing. Check out Becky's guide to au pairing below...

For my last six weeks in Sydney I worked as an au pair and loved every second of it! If you like kids and have some experience working with them then this might be the job for you...

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