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8 Apps You Can't Travel Without!

Our expert travel team have put together an App Bible for you, which is going to save you a s*** load of money, a ridiculous amount of time and tonnes of space in your backpack... You are welcome! 

Collectively, having travelled to over 180 countries, we’re pretty savvy when it comes to booking hostels last minute, re-arranging flights, transferring that extra bit of money (sorry Mum) and it’s all thanks to these easy-to-use apps. So, we’ve rounded up our favourite apps that will help you...

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E4's Gap Year series brings back memories for the RGE team!

We've all been looking forward to E4's new comedy Gap Year here in the Real Gap Experience office and it did not disappoint! For our travel co-ordinator Hannah, last night's programme was particularly relevant and brought back some great memories of her trip to China on our fantastic China Experience a couple of years back! Here’s what she had to say:

I was a little worried that Gap Year was going to paint backpackers and gap years in a bad light but luckily the show got it just right! I mean...

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WIN a #GapYear

Fancy winning a Gap Year of a lifetime to our top 3 destinations - Thailand, Bali & Australia? ... silly question right!?

Here are the EPIC trips up for grabs for 1 lucky winner...

Thailand Island Hopping - Enjoy 15 days visiting some of Thailand's best beaches, snorkelling in the clear waters off the sandy coastline of Koh Tao, party on Koh Phangan, the home of the Full Moon Party and relax on the stunning Railay Beach (dreamy!)

Bali Beaches - Take a boat around the Gili Islands and enjoy a...

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Ready, Jet, Go!

Save up to £100 on flights! Hellooooo adventure!

Book your trip and we'll give you a discount of up to £100 to use on flights through our flights team! Once you've booked your trip, we'll send you a discount code. All you have to do is let our team know about this code when requesting your flight quote and sit back and enjoy the (discounted) ride!

Terms & Conditions:
1. Programmes must be booked within the pomotional period
2. Discount is only valid on flights purchased through our flight team

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BIG Discounts, Even BIGGER Adventures!

SAVE up to 25% off top trips:

Based on our previous travellers’ fave destinations, we have a whole page on our site dedicated to our 10 Top Trips! This is no doubt down to personal preference, however, if you’re thinking there are just too many to choose from, this will give you a head up on what's hot this year!

Travel Makes You More Attractive

It's true, travel makes you more attractive, sexier and leaves you with an everlasting glow...


Travel gives you stories and stories are sexy. There's something of an early-man-around-the-campfire quality to this behaviour, the expression of a basic human impulse to sit down together and share news from elsewhere.Somehow a trip to Tesco’s at the weekend doesn't score as highly as a victorious bungee jump in New Zealand, or an epic scuba dive in the second largest barrier reef in the...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Gap Year

Whether you’re in 6th form and beginning to think about your personal statement or you’re just generally thinking about what the future holds for you, there are a lot of questions you might be asking yourself. Is uni for me? What should I study? Should I travel first? Where should I travel to? The list is endless right? (there's another question!) But don’t worry, we’ve all been there and we’re here to help you! Here are 10 reasons why taking a gap year is a great idea!

1. You’ll perform...

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VLOGGED: China Experience

Want to get behind the scenes and see the REAL China? Blogger Georgia (aka Geeography) has just returned from 28 days on our China Experience and vlogged throughout her whole trip.

Check out her videos below as she travels through China, experiencing everything from The Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to karaoke bars and Kung Fu Fighting. Be warned though, China will soon become top of your travel bucket list! 

VIDEO: Visiting Lantau Island in Hong Kong


VIDEO: From Hong Kong to Yangshuo

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Want to visit somewhere new? Want to be blown away by a remarkably traditional, yet dynamic culture but don’t have much time to travel? Nooo problem. Just call us your Fairy Godmother because we’re about to make this possible! Journey through Japan is a 15 day gateway to Japanese heaven; offering an array of activities, culture, food and so much more!

Caution: unable to fit all activities in to this blog to avoid a word overload – (there’s really that much to do! Click here for the full...

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*NEW* Thailand Itinerary!

Proof that Thailand is a place that allows you to have your cake and eat it! Definition of saying ‘Have your cake and eat it’: to have or do two good things at the same time that are impossible to have or do at the same time.

A new and improved Thailand Experience itinerary awaits you!  Think bigger, think butter …and a bit busier!

‘How is it possible to get any better?!’ I hear you say … well, we’ve created an experience that fits heaps of activities into this awesome 29 day trip so that you...

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