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WIN a #GapYear

Fancy winning a Gap Year of a lifetime to our top 3 destinations - Thailand, Bali & Australia? ... silly question right!?

Here are the EPIC trips up for grabs for 1 lucky winner...

Thailand Island Hopping - Enjoy 15 days visiting some of Thailand's best beaches, snorkelling in the clear waters off the sandy coastline of Koh Tao, party on Koh Phangan, the home of the Full Moon Party and relax on the stunning Railay Beach (dreamy!)

Bali Beaches - Take a boat around the Gili Islands and enjoy a...

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Ready, Jet, Go!

Save up to £100 on flights! Hellooooo adventure!

Book your trip and we'll give you a discount of up to £100 to use on flights through our flights team! Once you've booked your trip, we'll send you a discount code. All you have to do is let our team know about this code when requesting your flight quote and sit back and enjoy the (discounted) ride!

Terms & Conditions:
1. Programmes must be booked within the pomotional period
2. Discount is only valid on flights purchased through our flight team

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Ella in Namibia: Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

Ella shares her experience with us during her travels, from the process of deciding what destination to visit, when to visit, to booking the trip and flights through our in house flights team...

In 2014 I was 17 years old and didn't know what I wanted to do with my life but ultimately, didn't want an office job. Not having an office job still leaves a LOT of options but I decided conservation sounded pretty rad.

17 years old, I din't know what conservation was.

What does it mean?

What do people...

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South Africa Will Make You A Better Person - Here's Why...

South Africa is a volunteer destination to write home about... so you better get down to good ol' WHSmith because there’s no way you’re not going to want to visit after reading this!

With 18 South African Trips to choose from, it’s safe to say you’re spoilt for choice, so here are 5 super inspirational trips to get your taste buds tingling, including our BRAND NEW trip ... drum roll please ... Cape Town Aquarium Volunteer!!!

1) Childcare Internship

If you love working with kids and want to give...

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BIG Discounts, Even BIGGER Adventures!

SAVE up to 25% off top trips:

Based on our previous travellers’ fave destinations, we have a whole page on our site dedicated to our 10 Top Trips! This is no doubt down to personal preference, however, if you’re thinking there are just too many to choose from, this will give you a head up on what's hot this year!

Travel Makes You More Attractive

It's true, travel makes you more attractive, sexier and leaves you with an everlasting glow...


Travel gives you stories and stories are sexy. There's something of an early-man-around-the-campfire quality to this behaviour, the expression of a basic human impulse to sit down together and share news from elsewhere.Somehow a trip to Tesco’s at the weekend doesn't score as highly as a victorious bungee jump in New Zealand, or an epic scuba dive in the second largest barrier reef in the...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Gap Year

Whether you’re in 6th form and beginning to think about your personal statement or you’re just generally thinking about what the future holds for you, there are a lot of questions you might be asking yourself. Is uni for me? What should I study? Should I travel first? Where should I travel to? The list is endless right? (there's another question!) But don’t worry, we’ve all been there and we’re here to help you! Here are 10 reasons why taking a gap year is a great idea!

1. You’ll perform...

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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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VLOGGED: China Experience

Want to get behind the scenes and see the REAL China? Blogger Georgia (aka Geeography) has just returned from 28 days on our China Experience and vlogged throughout her whole trip.

Check out her videos below as she travels through China, experiencing everything from The Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to karaoke bars and Kung Fu Fighting. Be warned though, China will soon become top of your travel bucket list! 

VIDEO: Visiting Lantau Island in Hong Kong


VIDEO: From Hong Kong to Yangshuo

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Want to visit somewhere new? Want to be blown away by a remarkably traditional, yet dynamic culture but don’t have much time to travel? Nooo problem. Just call us your Fairy Godmother because we’re about to make this possible! Journey through Japan is a 15 day gateway to Japanese heaven; offering an array of activities, culture, food and so much more!

Caution: unable to fit all activities in to this blog to avoid a word overload – (there’s really that much to do! Click here for the full...

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