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Eight Brand New Trips!

As always, we’ve been busy adding a host of new and exciting trips to our website, just in case over 150 trips in 50+ countries wasn't enough to satisfy your wanderlust. From Aussie work packages to volunteer programmes in Asia, and even a few unforgettable trekking experiences, we can’t get enough of these new travel adventures!

Here’s a quick introduction to some of the brand-new trips we've added over the past few months:

 

1. Melbourne Work & Fun

Sure, everyone knows Sydney is a hotspot for...

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How to Earn Money Teaching English Abroad

Securing a paid teaching job abroad is one of the most rewarding ways to travel. Not only do you make money to fund your adventures, but you also make a difference in the lives of school children around the world and get great international work experience to put on your CV.

You’ll become a real part of the local community, as you live and work alongside local people, and you’ll gain a unique insight into local culture – a far greater insight than the regular traveller will ever know. You’ll...

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The Best Ways to Earn Money During your Travels

What’s your ultimate dream job? Pro chocolate taster? Lie-in specialist? How about getting paid to travel? Imagine spending your days in an exotic location, swimming in sparkling seas and soaking up the glorious sunshine – and all the while the money just keeps on rolling in. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it?

In fact, this paradise scenario is a very achievable dream. Travelling and earning money is a real possibility, and much easier than you think!

Here is our guide to the best jobs that...

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Travelling as a Couple: Top Tips

RGE's copywriter George recently returned from travelling with his girlfriend through New Zealand, Vietnam and Cambodia – and they survived! 

Travelling as a couple is a bit like marmite – some people can’t think of anything dreamier, others can’t think of anything worse. It certainly is an intense experience – you spend every moment together through highs and lows, jetlag and hangovers, paradise beaches and sweaty dorm rooms. At the end of it all, you have some truly incredible and unique...

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Trip Inspiration: Komodo Island Hopping

We’re dreaming of white-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters, and there’s one place that truly delivers on all that paradise: Indonesia. Say Indonesia to a traveller and they’ll most likely think of Bali, which has become one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. But Indonesia as a whole is made up of around 17, 500 islands, all of which deserve exploration! Our Komodo Island Hopping tour takes you to some of Indonesia’s lesser known islands, and shows you a slice of an...

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How to Pack Green and Reduce your Environmental Impact when Travelling

The one downside to travelling is that it isn’t exactly the  most eco-friendly activity. You’ll be racking up the air miles, chugging through the petrol and generally adding to your carbon footprint. That’s why it is so important to be as green as possible as you travel to reduce the environmental impact of your adventures. This eco-minded travelling begins at home, and as soon as you start packing your bag you should be thinking green.

Here are our top tips for packing green:

 

1. Pack...

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Insta Perfect Photo Destinations (and how to get that killer shot)

Travel is all about seeing the world, finding yourself, discovering new ideas…and…well…getting incredible photos to make your friends jealous on Instagram!

Here’s our guide to some of the greatest Insta-opportunities in the world, and how to snap that perfect shot.

 

Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano

The mighty Arenal Volcano dominates much of the Costa Rican landscape. For a long time, Arenal was Costa Rica’s most active volcano, and it was not uncommon to see scorching red lava flows or belching...

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Trip Inspiration: South Africa Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation

Calling all animal lovers! Looking for the opportunity to work with animals in their own natural environment and be a wildlife and conservation hero? Now's your chance! On our South Africa Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation programme, you'll be doing exactly that. And with conservation efforts being propelled at our game reserve near Port Elizabeth, there's never been a better time to get involved and help ensure the future of some of the world's most endangered species. 

 

What?

A unique...

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Common Misconceptions about Group Tours

We absolutely LOVE group tours. After all, we’ve got over 90 of them on our website…

For us, group tours offer the perfect combination of fun, adventure, socialising and unique experiences, all in one convenient travel package – plus accommodation, transport and activities are all sorted! However, some people hold some strange misconceptions that put them off group tours. We’re here to set the record straight:

 

Common Misconception 1: I’ll only see the tourist traps

Some people can be worried...

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Paid Work in Australia - Your Questions Answered

When I hit the ripe old age of 25, I had what I like to refer to as my quarter life crisis. I loved my job as a travel coordinator and the travel perks that came with it, but I needed something more – I was craving adventure and excitement on a grander scale. So after much umming, ahhing and back and forthing I booked a one way flight to Australia (via Fiji and New Zealand, but those are stories for another day!), and got my Working Holiday Visa.

I’ve been back a couple of years now (although...

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