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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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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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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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Top 5: South Africa Garden Route Highlights

Ever wondered how we manage to put together such awesome group trips? It’s because the team at RGE are travellers, just like you, and to make sure you have the best time on your trip we regularly go and check out the programmes ourselves (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!). RGE Travel Advisor, Emma, has just got back from South Africa – check out what she got up to below.

If you want to experience a bit of everything on your travels, then I would definitely recommend travelling...

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The USA’s Best National Parks

Going on a USA adventure, or in the middle of planning one? Don’t forget to put plenty of time aside to visit at least one national park on your travels. With 58 to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one close by, but we’ve selected seven of our faves to give you an idea of what’s on offer around the States.

 

1 Yosemite National Park, California

If you have an appreciation for trees, Yosemite is a great place to visit. With magnificent Giant Sequoias reaching up to an...

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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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Trip Inspiration: South Africa Horse Riding Experience

We often come across unique travel experiences that offer something a bit different or special – that’s why you’ll find plenty of choice on our website, because we want you to have an exceptional experience, not just a bog-standard holiday. So, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favourites over the next year, and this month we’re shining the spotlight on our South Africa Horse Riding Experience, the ultimate horse enthusiast’s trip.

What?

A fantastic two to three week package where...

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Top Trips to Volunteer with Wildlife

This blog is for all the animal lovers out there… So you’re thinking of jetting off somewhere on your gap year, you want it to be constructive (to a certain extent) and you’re a massive fan of wildlife… well look no further, these trips are made for you! 

Volunteering with wildlife is a great way to get closer (both physically and emotionally) with animals you simply don’t have at home. Trust us when we say - you will really make a connection with them. Not only do you get to see the animals...

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Unforgettable Elephants in Thailand

Tucked away in the tranquil Surin, our Elephant and Community project in Thailand is the perfect way to get up close to the gentle giants and really make a difference in a community. Customer Kayleigh has just got back from volunteering at the project, so we decided to quiz her on everything from why she picked the trip to must eat dishes.

Over to Kayleigh to tell us all about her travels…

Why did you pick the Thailand elephant trip?
Honestly, the reason I picked the elephant and community...

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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)


Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.


Your road to happiness starts here...

 

1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life



2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality



3) You Learn What Really Matters To You


4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


 

5) You Do Things That...

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