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Where will Harry and Meghan go on their Honeymoon?

Let’s face it, there’s nothing more British than a good old Royal wedding and if you’re not feeling patriotic then at the very least it’s an excuse for a few drinks in a beer garden! Well, we couldn’t help but notice that Harry and Meghan are yet to announce their honeymoon destination and although we’re pretty sure that the newlyweds won’t fancy a gap year, we couldn’t help but speculate which of our trips would be perfect for the Royal pair...

 

Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Namibia is...

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7 things NOT to pack when backpacking abroad

It’s time. You know that trip you booked ages ago, the one you’ve been counting the months, days, and hours down to? Well, it’s happening. Like. Really. SOON. So, in the hope you’ve sorted flights, travel insurance, up to date passport, money, visas, vaccinations and the like, you should probably now focus on what you’re going to be lugging around with you while you’re off on your adventures.

 

Firstly, make sure you’re kitted out with a decent backpack. The trick is to go for something that’s...

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Top 5: South Africa Garden Route Highlights

Ever wondered how we manage to put together such awesome group trips? It’s because the team at RGE are travellers, just like you, and to make sure you have the best time on your trip we regularly go and check out the programmes ourselves (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!). RGE Travel Advisor, Emma, has just got back from South Africa – check out what she got up to below.

If you want to experience a bit of everything on your travels, then I would definitely recommend travelling...

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28 Days, 12 Countries: My Grand European Adventure

Our European trips come in all shapes and sizes, and we think they're some of the best travel experiences around, but you don't need to take our word for it. Real Gap Experience customer, Kristina, told us what she got up to on her recent Grand European trip - keep reading to find out all about her awesome 28-day adventure...

 

Setting off

We set off at 6am this morning. I had set my alarm for 5:15 so naturally I'm awake at 3am! Last night was a great chance to meet a few of the group and it...

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10 Signs you’re a Proper Traveller...

The seasoned traveller. Most people like to think that’s exactly what they are, regardless of whether they’ve travelled the globe for the last two years or have only ever spent a few weeks over the last decade at an all-inclusive, courtesy of mum and dad. But actually, travelling’s in the experience rather than the distance or time spent in other countries. Think you've been there, done that, got the t-shirt etc.? Not until you've ticked a few key things off the list...

You know you’re a...

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Top New Trips Added this Quarter

On the build up to 2018, we've been busy putting together a whole range of exciting new trips, just for you! So, by way of celebrating the brand-spanking new year, we thought we'd unveil our top new trips here. Happy new travel year!

 

1. Canada Paid Work

Looking at starting over with a new home, new job, new country?! Well, now's as good a time as any, and with our awesome new Canada Paid Work programme, you'll get all the support and advice you'll need to make your (up to) two-year adventure...

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9 World Film Locations You Should Visit Now

If you're already thinking about your next getaway, but aren't sure where to go, why not turn to your favourite films for a bit of destination inspiration? There's never been a better reason for a day wrapped up in front of the telly...

 

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's – New York, USA

All-time classic boy-meets-girl movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a firm favourite here at RGE. The glamour, the drama, the will-they-won't-they's – we love it! Want to walk in Holly Golightly's footsteps? Take a trip...

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Trip Inspiration: Himalayan Volunteer & Yoga Experience

When the weather’s gloomy at home, it’s only natural to start dreaming up all the adventures you could be having in a nice warm, sunny climate instead, which is exactly what we’ve been thinking recently, and this month we’re thinking India is looking like a rather appealing destination for our next travel adventure. So, let us tell you about our awesome Himalayan Volunteer & Yoga Experience – it’s ticking all our daydream boxes at the moment. 

What?

An excellent two-week India trip to the...

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One unmissable activity at each stop on the Vietnam Travel Pass

When we asked Hannah, our lovely Marketing Assistant, to go and try out our brand spanking new Vietnam Travel Pass programme, she leapt at the chance (unsurprisingly) – here's what she had to say about it...

 

I’ve recently returned from trying out the Vietnam Travel Pass and had a fantastic time! The pass includes a hop-on hop-off bus that starts in Ho Chi Minh City in the south and ends in the capital, Hanoi, in the north, with loads of stops at some really interesting places along the way...

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The USA’s Best National Parks

Going on a USA adventure, or in the middle of planning one? Don’t forget to put plenty of time aside to visit at least one national park on your travels. With 58 to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one close by, but we’ve selected seven of our faves to give you an idea of what’s on offer around the States.

 

1 Yosemite National Park, California

If you have an appreciation for trees, Yosemite is a great place to visit. With magnificent Giant Sequoias reaching up to an...

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