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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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Trip Inspiration: South Africa Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation

Calling all animal lovers! Looking for the opportunity to work with animals in their own natural environment and be a wildlife and conservation hero? Now's your chance! On our South Africa Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation programme, you'll be doing exactly that. And with conservation efforts being propelled at our game reserve near Port Elizabeth, there's never been a better time to get involved and help ensure the future of some of the world's most endangered species. 

 

What?

A unique...

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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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Paid Work in Australia - Your Questions Answered

When I hit the ripe old age of 25, I had what I like to refer to as my quarter life crisis. I loved my job as a travel coordinator and the travel perks that came with it, but I needed something more – I was craving adventure and excitement on a grander scale. So after much umming, ahhing and back and forthing I booked a one way flight to Australia (via Fiji and New Zealand, but those are stories for another day!), and got my Working Holiday Visa.

I’ve been back a couple of years now (although...

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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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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose the Lares Trek (and 3 tips from a now seasoned pro!)

Thinking of taking on a Machu Picchu trek in Peru? It's one mean feat, but comes with an abundance of rewards and is an exceptional travel experience. RGE Travel Coordinator, Katie, tells us how she got on with her own trekking adventure high up in the clouds... 

I recently got back from our Machu Picchu Trek and Uyuni Salt Flats trip. This trip includes the chance to go on one of the treks to Machu Picchu and when given the chance to pick one, instead of opting for the famous Inca Trail...

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New month, new trips!

It’s been a great start to 2018 so far, and as we edge into to sweet sun-shiny summer months in the UK, a few new destinations have been on our radar, so we thought we’d give you the lowdown on some of our latest new trips… 

 

1. South Africa Horse Riding & Volunteer Experience

If you’re into your horses, there’s now a hot new riding experience on our books in sunny South Africa. Head on over to the heart of the beautiful Mpumalanga province and stay at an equine lover’s dream, surrounded by...

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