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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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An unBALIevable trip

Cheeky monkeys, tranquil temples, unforgettable sunsets…Bali really is a dreamy travel destination. Our Bali Beach Blogger, Cai Paige, gives us the low down on his unforgettable week in Indonesia.

Fancy following in Cai’s footsteps? Check out our Bali Beaches trip!


Day 1: Arrival in Bali!

I got into Denpasar airport almost 20 hours after leaving London, raring to see the best that Bali had to offer. Arriving the night prior to the tour was stress free, as Real Gap had arranged for me to be...

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7 things NOT to pack when backpacking abroad

It’s time. You know that trip you booked ages ago, the one you’ve been counting the months, days, and hours down to? Well, it’s happening. Like. Really. SOON. So, in the hope you’ve sorted flights, travel insurance, up to date passport, money, visas, vaccinations and the like, you should probably now focus on what you’re going to be lugging around with you while you’re off on your adventures.


Firstly, make sure you’re kitted out with a decent backpack. The trick is to go for something that’s...

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10 Signs you’re a Proper Traveller...

The seasoned traveller. Most people like to think that’s exactly what they are, regardless of whether they’ve travelled the globe for the last two years or have only ever spent a few weeks over the last decade at an all-inclusive, courtesy of mum and dad. But actually, travelling’s in the experience rather than the distance or time spent in other countries. Think you've been there, done that, got the t-shirt etc.? Not until you've ticked a few key things off the list...

You know you’re a...

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Top New Trips Added this Quarter

On the build up to 2018, we've been busy putting together a whole range of exciting new trips, just for you! So, by way of celebrating the brand-spanking new year, we thought we'd unveil our top new trips here. Happy new travel year!


1. Canada Paid Work

Looking at starting over with a new home, new job, new country?! Well, now's as good a time as any, and with our awesome new Canada Paid Work programme, you'll get all the support and advice you'll need to make your (up to) two-year adventure...

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9 World Film Locations You Should Visit Now

If you're already thinking about your next getaway, but aren't sure where to go, why not turn to your favourite films for a bit of destination inspiration? There's never been a better reason for a day wrapped up in front of the telly...


1. Breakfast at Tiffany's – New York, USA

All-time classic boy-meets-girl movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a firm favourite here at RGE. The glamour, the drama, the will-they-won't-they's – we love it! Want to walk in Holly Golightly's footsteps? Take a trip...

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Trip Inspiration: Himalayan Volunteer & Yoga Experience

When the weather’s gloomy at home, it’s only natural to start dreaming up all the adventures you could be having in a nice warm, sunny climate instead, which is exactly what we’ve been thinking recently, and this month we’re thinking India is looking like a rather appealing destination for our next travel adventure. So, let us tell you about our awesome Himalayan Volunteer & Yoga Experience – it’s ticking all our daydream boxes at the moment. 


An excellent two-week India trip to the...

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One unmissable activity at each stop on the Vietnam Travel Pass

When we asked Hannah, our lovely Marketing Assistant, to go and try out our brand spanking new Vietnam Travel Pass programme, she leapt at the chance (unsurprisingly) – here's what she had to say about it...


I’ve recently returned from trying out the Vietnam Travel Pass and had a fantastic time! The pass includes a hop-on hop-off bus that starts in Ho Chi Minh City in the south and ends in the capital, Hanoi, in the north, with loads of stops at some really interesting places along the way...

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Unique Travel Experiences

It could be argued that every travel experience is unique to the person experiencing it at that moment, as no two people will feel, see or do exactly the same thing on their travels. But, there is a distinct difference in the experiences on offer to travellers in the first place; and some stand out as being one-of-a-kind experiences that aren't readily available elsewhere (our favourite kind), so we're taking a look at some of the most unique aspects of some of our top trips. 


1. Nepal...

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Freaky Foods from Around the World

A huge part of travelling is trying out new and exciting things that aren't widely available anywhere other than in that one specific country and, as most activities and variations of the same pastimes are fairly widespread nowadays, we can only be talking about one thing: food. Mankind's real best friend and one of our favourite pastimes, food is responsible for helping to sustain life, forging friendships (and helping people fall in love), and so we generally associate it with good things...

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