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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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10 MUST DO’S IN THE USA

With all this USA and Boohoo competition hype we thought it would be wise to give you all a little bit of a background check on this amazing country. Here’s a list of 10 must do’s during your time in the US of A – this really was a tough one as there are literally SO many great things to see and do.
 

Before we start let’s get those perceptions right! Some of you guys might have the US down as being  recognised for some hectic concrete jungles, cali surf dudes and the odd hillbilly, (Ok so you...

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Ebony Day does Thailand

At HQ we’ve been working hard to organise an exciting new project. Finally, just a few days before she departs we are BEYOND excited to announce that we are sending EBONY DAY to Thailand with the very talented camera team Reload Sessions. 
 
Once you’ve stopped any fan girls screaming at your screen, let us tell you more… At the beginning of the year Ebony liked us on twitter (as everyone should… @RealGapExp please!) and it got us thinking. We wanted an insider view of Thailand, and who better...
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How to take EPIC instagram pics when travelling

Planning your travels and after some top tips for capturing the best photos? You’re in the right place! 

Your Instagram account has never been more thankful for planning a trip around the world. The stunning beaches, ridiculous views and classic food snaps are all begging to be uploaded! However want to make sure you’ve got the best shot for the optimum number of likes? George is our marketing guru here at Real Gap Experience, and as a lover of all things Instagram she has decided to share...

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WIN: THE ULTIMATE USA EXPERIENCE AND A BAG FULL OF BOOHOO.COM THREADS

We really, really hope you guys and gals have already stumbled across this crazy good competition, but for those of you who haven’t or want to know a little more about it, here’s the full low-down.

In short you’ll be winning an incredible USA experience (we’ll touch more on this in a sec), but to set you up nicely for your travels will be a £750 Boohoo.com voucher (say-whaaat!) – We are even struggling to believe this! All you need to do is head over to the competition page and enter your...

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3 THINGS YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK FOR YOUR WORKING GAP YEAR


How are we Real Gap Experience CrewSo this blog post comes from our good friends at Uni Baggage (experts in shipping all your uni or travel needs around the globe), check it…  

No one likes packing. It’s an unpleasant task at the best of times. Even if you’re just packing for a quick overnight stay, the process of sitting down, organising your things, making a check-list and trying to squish it all into one bag is a headache you’d rather avoid.

So, as you can probably imagine, packing for a

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OUR TOP 7 BACKPACKER MUST DO'S IN ASIA


Did someone say ASIA! Just for you guys, we’ve put together a cheeky list touching on seven of the most impressive, culturally rich and occasionally mischievous Asian destinations to firmly stamp on your ‘bucket list'. Y’all enjoy it.

 

1)      Angkor Wat - Angkor Wat is one of our all-time favourite places, not just because it’s all mysterious/sassy/bea-uuuuut-iful, but because we can legit play ‘Lara Croft’ and not feel like a fool. No seriously - as one of the Seven Wonders of the World,...

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