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WIN A TRIP TO BALI!

Yep, you heard us correctly… we are GIVING AWAY A TRIP TO BALI (say whaaat?!).

To be in with a chance of winning head over to the competition page here or click the big 'enter' button below. We'll be picking a winner once the competition has closed on the 20th March, 2016. 
 


We're sure you know exactly what Bali is about already, but just to remind you here's a little teaser on what 8 days in Bali would have lined up for you!

 


Looks amazing right?! This incredible 8 day Bali Beaches trip is the...

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Follow in the footsteps of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

We can’t quite believe it’s been 10 years since the book 'Eat, Pray, Love'  was released. For those who haven’t read the book, or watched the 2010 film adaptation with Julia Roberts, it’s a memoir of a trip around the world after a messy divorce. 
 
Now whilst many of us aren’t quite running away from a divorce, we can’t deny our desire to travel. So, if you want to follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gilbert and quite literally Eat, Pray and Love your way around the world, we’ve got the...
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Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 (Year of the Monkey)

新年快乐 - Happy Chinese New Year!!!

This year we celebrate the Year of the Monkey! Beginning on February 8th and finishing on January 27th, 2017. Naturally we feel it's the right time to give you a little bit of a background check on the Chinese New Year, along with some epic content from our travellers out in China.


Before we go into detail, let's start things off with the following video (which came from a Real Gap Experience traveller in 2015) to get you into spirit, clear the mind and...

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Four reasons you need to do the Sydney Intro

Want to explore Australia as part of your gap year or paid work option (er, yes!). Here are three reasons why you NEED to add the Sydney Intro to your travel wish list. At just eight days, you’ll embrace life down under (HELLO BBQs!), make life-long friends and get to grips with arranging paid work abroad. Plus did we mention you can learn to surf?!

Read on for our top four reasons why YOU should join the Sydney Intro trip.
 

1. Watch this video. If this doesn’t make you want to explore Sydney...

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Ebony Day - Thailand Vlog Coverage

So if you hadn’t already heard the BIG news, we sent the lovely and super talented musician / vlogger Ebony Day  to Thailand for her to film a new music video (which is just incredible) and obviously get away from her hectic London lifestyle by travelling this beaut of a country!

Ebony as always delivered awesome content however by infusing dreamy Thai landscapes these videos are beautiful with breath-taking scenery. Travelling on our Bangkok to Beaches trip Ebony and her crew hit up the...

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What's Hot? – Most Popular Travel Experiences Booked for 2016

Our MASSIVE January sale is going strong, and with hundreds of you booking your travels for 2016 we thought it’s about time to let you know the top 5 most booked experiences for 2016... If you’re looking to travel the world and not quite sure where to go, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In just a few weeks spaces have been selling out fast, with our infamous Thailand Experience topping the charts and holding a 9/10 rating from past travellers. From travelling on these busier trips you’re...

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Top Places to Travel in 2016

So it’s that time again guys, everyone is thinking ‘new year, new me’ – so what’s 2016 got lined up for you?

As much as we completely agree with all these New Year resolutions to better yourself, get healthy and get motivated, we also want to drop this bombshell into the mix - why just stick to home soil?! How about you experience something completely new this year, shake things up a little, NO… a lot!

Grab that passport and get ready as we’ve put together a list of THE best travel...

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Want to see the world but a little short on time?

Wanderlust can lead you to incredible experiences but it can also be extremely frustrating when on home soil! We all have that burning desire to travel and #seetheworld but unfortunately unless you are one of those lucky few who can do it on a full-time basis (nothing is stopping you) it’s always going to be a balance – that doesn’t necessarily have to be 50/50 though, its’s completely up to you!

It’s often thought that once you’ve completed your ‘Gap Year’ or ‘Gap Years’ (wink wink) that...

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FULL MOON, BLACK MOON & HALF MOON PARTIES - What's What?

With the arrival of Black Friday and the recent #manonthemoon John Lewis Christmas advert (love it!),  we’ve been getting all excited for the festive season and wondered how we could add to this excitement but also fill you in with some useful travel information?! Well here you are people… this blog is all about the different Moon parties you can experience whilst out in Thailand! "How does this have anything to do with Christmas and Black Friday?" I hear you ask... Allow us to explain.

For

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5 FILMS YOU NEED TO WATCH BEFORE GOING TO THE USA

Tempted to road trip your way around the USA? Before you grab that passport make sure you’ve swatted up on our top 5 films to watch before heading to the United States! Whether you’re wanting to road trip your way through all 50 states, party it up in Las Vegas or experience the bright lights of New York City - these blockbusters will provide you with some inspiration but also give you a bit of common ground with the locals (we hope). 

Before we start this epic tale of GIFtastic greatness it...

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