Travel Store

Looking for some essential kit to take with you on your travels? Then look no further! Here at the Real Gap Experience Travel Store we've made your planning and preparation really easy by putting all your travel essentials in one place.

We've partnered up with several companies to offer you a large variety of great products and discounts. From hiking boots to backpacks, travel insurance to foreign currency, you'll find what you are looking for here!


Need somewhere to stay on your travels? Take a look here to find a hostel or hotel for some rest and relaxation...


Book a Hostel

Plan your accommodation and book it securely online, through Real Gap Experience. Search hostels around the world based on price or availability.

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Book a Hotel

Plan your accommodation and book it securely online, through Real Gap Experience. Search a range of hotels based on price or availability.

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Staying Safe

Safety first! Make sure you have got adequate travel insurance for your trip and all the exciting activities you're going to try. We also offer a Travel Safety Course run by ex British Special Forces which offers great tips for Real Gap Experience travellers.

Safety Course

Travel Safety Course

Our one day course is specifically designed to make sure you are prepared for your travels and that you know as much as possible about travelling safely on your trip.

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Travel Insurance

Of course you are free to buy insurance from any provider, however at Real Gap Experience, we have travel insurance that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of global gap travel.

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Using a debit or credit card overseas could cost you more than you think. Take advantage of free overseas ATM withdrawals and competitive exchange rates with a Caxton FX prepaid currency card.

Caxton FX Card

Caxton FX Money Card

The Prepaid Mastercard that works just like a debit card and is designed for spending while you're abroad. Load it online, over the phone or by SMS.

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Teach English as a Foreign Language Certificate

Get TEFL qualified and the world is your oyster! Travel, teach and get paid!

Online TEFL

Online TEFL Courses

Searching for a way to extend your travel plans? With an online TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course you can teach English all over the world, immerse yourself in another culture, boost your CV and get paid along the way! With courses available from as little as £129, this is one long-term adventure you CAN afford! Get TEFL qualified... and the world is your oyster!


There's some stuff that you just don't leave home without! 

SIM Cards

ekit provides a suite of travel communication services including mobile phones, SIM cards, global calling cards, VOIP calling, voicemail, text messaging and online location mapping. These services are accessible worldwide from more than 180 countries.

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Our Deals

Exclusive deals only for Real Gap Experience Customers!

Nomad Travel

Nomad Travel

Nomad Travel offers Real Gap Experience customers a 20% discount in store as well as 10% off vaccinations in the travel clinics. Staffed with travel experts, Nomad has been pioneering the art of travel preparation since 1990, combining a kitting out and clinic service that is unique in the UK.

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Total Backpacking

Total Backpacking are offering all of our Real Gap Experience customers 10% off their online store! Founded by two passionate travellers, they offer everything for your trip from backpacks to travel essentials. Simply use promo code RealTravel2016 to claim your discount online now!

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