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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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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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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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6 Tips for Travelling with Dietary Requirements

If you have a food intolerance or other dietary requirement, then eating out can be a nightmare at the best of times. How many times have you been sat at a restaurant table with only one thing to choose from on a menu (if that!)?

Travelling abroad then, where you’ll be even more reliant on restaurants than normal, and dietary requirements may be less understood, can be a daunting prospect.

But fear not! Check out our 6 handy tips for travelling with dietary requirements, and take the stress...

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Last Minute Summer Holiday Trips

Looking for a last-minute summer adventure? Check out these fantastic trips around the world!

These adventures are all short enough to fit into your summer holiday but still pack a punch that’ll leave you with millions of amazing summer memories.

Don’t waste your days off lazing around the house watching repeats of Love Island. Book one of these trips and make this an incredible summer to remember!

 

Thai Experience (18-29 days) 21st July, 24th July or 27th July 2018

Discover beautiful Thailand...

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5 Things We Love About The Philippines

We recently sent RGE Marketing Assistant, Hannah, out to the Philippines (alright for some), to put our 12-day Philippines Island Hop trip through its paces. Here's how she got on...

The Philippines has been on my bucket list since I originally travelled through Asia four years ago but I just haven't had the time (or money!) to go, until now – but it was well worth the wait. It has to be one of the most beautiful and friendly countries I’ve visited (and the constant sunshine was a real bonus...

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Top 7 Coolest Things to do on an Airport Layover

Airport layovers, much like flip-flop blisters and backpack strain, are one of the small inconveniences travellers have to endure as part of the whole world-exploration package, but they needn't be a chore – especially if you're fortunate enough to be stopping at one of the airports below. Not sold on the idea yet? Check out our top seven and find out how an airport layover can be just as much a part of your travel adventure as the rest of your trip.     

 

1. Vancouver Airport International,...

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