We’d put any money on this: if the whole world could, they’d take a year out to head to Australia. Go on, disagree with us! (We know you won’t). Here in the UK, Australia as seen as ‘the’ place to go to take time out and if we could we’d go for months, if not years. Unfortunately for some of us this can’t be done (we have to keep the website going for you lot!) but when I got the chance to take three weeks off to go explore, I couldn’t resist hitting up Aus and packing in as much as possible...Read More
You've spent the last 13 years of your life in school, now it's time to ditch off the textbooks. If you've decided not to go to uni, you literally have the whole world at your feet and that is BLOODY EXCITING.
Not sure whether to stick it out at home or go travelling? Check out our amazing one year plan and you'll soon know where you want to be...
The first month in the gap year calendar, and you're about to start your incredible first year in the 'Real' world! We recommend...Read More
Looking to hit the East Coast of Australia this year? Sam has just come back from her year abroad in Aus... so here are her top tips for the EC!
1) Sailing on Whitsundays – This was by far the highlight of my whole trip! After boarding our groups own private yacht and sailing into the stunning clear blue sea, we got to spend the afternoon swimming and snorkelling. We saw hundreds of different fish and sea life and the views were breath-taking. We slept on board overnight and spent the...Read More
Entered our MASSIVE competition on facebook? If not, what are you waiting for - head over there stat. (And if you have, here's more about the nine types of traveller we've met on the road...)
The Travelling Friiiiiiiiend - The legend who keeps the operation together. They're good mates, but basically ET (they phone home all the time).
The Know It All - We all KNOW them (probably because they've told us) - they think they know where to go, eat, explore, wee... and usually it's easier to agree...Read More
Brits have a nasty habit of upping the anti and going all ‘God Save The Queen’ on the world when they’re abroad – we’ve all seen it (and shuddered at it). Some of us do it by accident (‘erm excuse me, where’s the nearest rubbish pub?’) and some of us are just darn right obnoxious (‘BUT WHY don’t they speak any English? Gahhhh’).
Things get even worse when a backpack gets thrown into the mix… so avoid being a typical British backpack wanker by following these simple instructions:
‘Fish and...Read More
Hot on the tail of Facebook and Twitter as social media’s next BIGBIGBIG thing, Instagram has now hit the 200 million users mark. Not surprising really, seeing as though it’s the best thing since sliced bread!
If you get a bit snap happy when you’re away and you want to document your adventures – get Instagram. Simple. Reasons why?
You can easily update friends and family with what you’re doing, when you're doing it. Hearing about it over email or text is one thing, but actually seeing it is a...Read More
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