Travel Store

Looking for some essential kit to take with you on your BIGadventure? 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. 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 based on price or availability.

Book a Hotel

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

Staying Safe

Safety first! Make sure you have got adequte 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.


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.

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.

Water To Go

Two of the biggest concerns for gap year travellers are staying healthy and saving money... Water-to-Go's personal water purification system ticks both boxes.


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 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.

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!

Urban Adventures

Looking for a day tour with a difference? Want to see a city through the eyes of a local? Then try an Urban Adventure - day trips that will show you the real highlights of some of the world's most exciting cities


Urban Adventures

Ditch the guide book and let a local take you through the best bits that these cities have to offer.


There's some stuff that you just don't leave home without! Guide books, cameras, make up and washbags - you'll find it all here.


Lonely Planet Guide Books

Browse 500+ travel guides covering 195 countries, digital PDF chapters and products for your iPhone, iPad, Kindle and more...

Electronics & Gadgets

Visit for digital cameras, camera lenses, memory cards, camcorders, telephony, MP3 players, GPS, laptops and more...

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.

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.

Clothing & Kit

Chances are you're going to be doing some exploring on your travels. Sort yourself out with some new kit here. Boots, backpacks, thermals or fleeces - you name it, they've got it.


Sunglasses Shop

The ultimate traveler accessory – chances are your sunglasses won’t leave your head for the whole time you’re away. With that in mind you better get a pair you like so browse the collection here and get yourself some sunnies to love.

Ipanema Flip Flops

This year's collaboration with Gisele Bündchen supports a Climate Change project. It is this strong sense of social responsibility coupled with cutting-edge technologies that create the unique style of iPANEMA.

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