It's official: The Thailand Experience is legendary within the Real Gap Experience camp. It's received 9/10 stars from over 260 past travellers, the dates for the summer are already packed out and frankly - we don't think it's hard to see why. It's BIG news and to show the rest of you what it's all about we thought we'd run through our biggest finds, surprises and share our secret tips with you about one of our favourite trips. Watch out gang, give it five minutes and we're sure you'll be...Read More
Hey everyone! We are nearing the end of our amazing trip now, finishing off in the Big Apple. Looking back over our travels we have met hundreds of people and made some awesomee freinds. During the trip we have travelled as a pair, as a large group and also individually. If you are planning your own RTW trip and are wondering which is the best option then heres a blog that might help you out.
We predominatenly travelled as a pair for the 9 months so we decided which cities, hostels,...Read More
Here at Real Gap Experience we love seeing your travel dreams come true, and last year Joel won a competition on Facebook that'd send him to South Africa to our Big 5 project! Check out how he got on with this daily diary...
For the last ten weeks, wildlife enthuasiast Nicky Lawrence has spent time at our Big 5 reserve in South Africa, participating on our Game Ranger Internship (with a splash of volunteering thrown in for good measure). Check out her blog post on her experience below!
Warning, the old cliché of "the best experience of my life" applies here! I spent 10 weeks at the game reserve in South Africa and it didn't disappoint.
The internship itself is hard work, I cannot lie about that, its a lot of...
Hi everyone! Now we're all settled in Sydney (we've bagged ourselves a job and a flat!) - we thought we'd offer some hints and tips that we picked up whilst on the job hunt Down Under.
If you decide to go for the Paid work and Sydney Intro - which is the Real Gap trip that we are both on, then you'll get membership with the Work and Travel Company, who are there to help you find work in Australia- even if you decide not to stay in Sydney (score!). Your working holiday visa allows you to...Read More
Here at Real Gap Experience, we know big RTW trips aren't for everyone. To set out on a 6 month+ adventure, you need to be reasonably prepared, travel savvy and have exploration running through your veins. Others understandably, prefer to stick to one continent or even more specifically- one country. So how do you know what option's best for you? We've come up with a little criteria which can help you decide whether you're a RTW or a RTB (round-the-block, to you and me) type...
You know Round...Read More
Australia is ONE popular country to visit... we send hundreds of you off RTW each year, and as we’re approaching prime Aussie departure time, we thought we’d fill you in with everything you'll need to know if you’re one of the lucky ones swanning off (and if you are, can you make room for us in your suitcase- pretty please?).
Budget: If you’re heading out to Australia to work Down Under for a year, you’ll need to have a fair amount of saving’s- $5000 AD to be exact. You’ll need to have at...Read More
Charlie has literally been EVERYWHERE (well, almost!) and so he's always there to dish out great travel advice. One of the questions he always gets asked is about fundraising, so he's decided to put together some of his top ideas to help some of you guys out! (He says: You're welcome!).
Ultimately, fundraising is down to the individual. What they're like, how serious they are and what they feel comfortable doing- and so as with a lot of things to do with travelling, there's always loads to...Read More