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Where To Travel, Summer 16.

Spring is officially here! Time to dust off that outrageously big backpack, clean out the trusty water bottle and frantically attempt to secure your visa or expiring passport before you head out!

To kick start your summer in the right direction, we wanted to give you guys a little treat with spring rolling in (probably these early summer vibes making us a little crazy)…

Introducing the Real Gap Experience SPRING SALE!!! You can bag yourself up to 25% OFF our most popular travelling...

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Thailand Footage - Derpid

THAILAND!!! The place where backpacking dreams are made into reality (just check this footage). Who doesn't want to set foot on Thailand's beautiful island beaches, walk with elephants through lush jungles or taste the distinct flavours served up in Bangkok's floating markets?!


Found below is some great footage taking you on a backpacking journey through Thailand. In these short videos you'll start off in Bangkok, exploring the sites of the city, trek jungles in Sangkhlaburi, swim in the...

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New Zealand Conservation Volunteering

New Zealand is home to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrops in the world! What we often don’t realise is the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in conserving these amazing landscapes.

We all love to gaze upon gorgeous scenery, directing our camera lens to capture the stunning surroundings and it’s great we are so appreciative! With this blog we can all learn a little more about what goes on behind the scenes to upkeep these spectacular places of natural wonder.


We caught...

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Volunteering in a Nepalese Monastery

We catch up with Zhenya who travelled to Nepal spending her time volunteering abroad as a teacher. What made this experience even more special was the fact she was teaching monks in a Buddhist monastery, located at the base of the Himalayas!
 

Zhenya just so happens to be an incredible photographer - although very modest about it! When the photography from her trip came to us we couldn't believe just how well she had captured the beauty and spirit of Nepal, so naturally we had to share with...

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No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted

 “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”- A saying everyone should go by. After all, it’s these small acts that make the world go round.

We think it’s important that you guys know how valuable your impact is on our volunteering projects because without you, our special communities all around the world would not be able to achieve what they do today.We asked our in-country teams, how previous volunteers have helped these incredible projects, and here’s what they had to...

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#MyRealExperience - Winners Feb 2016

It's time to announce the winners of the first #MyRealExperience competition of 2016. Before we get started we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to everyone who entered!


We asked you guys to post your travel photography, videos and even blogs using the hashtag #MyRealExperience and (as we expected) you smashed it!!! The entries were top-notch and came in from all corners of the globe. With such brilliant content, you gave us a serious headache trying to pick our winners (in a good way).


Don't be...

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Childcare Volunteering in Cambodia

We catch up with the brilliant Gemma White to discuss her experience volunteering in Cambodia. Gemma got involved in the much needed educational projects based in Phnom Penh, providing a brighter and more prosperous future to disadvantaged children. 

Gemma already does a large amount of philanthropy work with charitable organisations back home in Australia and would like to use this experience to help encourage other young people to volunteer both in Australia and abroad. We asked her a few...

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What's Hot? – Most Popular Travel Experiences Booked for 2016

Our MASSIVE January sale is going strong, and with hundreds of you booking your travels for 2016 we thought it’s about time to let you know the top 5 most booked experiences for 2016... If you’re looking to travel the world and not quite sure where to go, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In just a few weeks spaces have been selling out fast, with our infamous Thailand Experience topping the charts and holding a 9/10 rating from past travellers. From travelling on these busier trips you’re...

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Volunteering in Surin: Day In the Life!

Thinking of volunteering in northern Thailand with us? Past volunteers Melissa and Becky took part in our 'Childcare Volunteers' program and after having such an amazing time, decided to talk us through their schedules in the gorgeous Surin. 

8:30 We get picked up by our coordinator (Tuk, she was amazing!) with the other volunteers. It's about an half an hour drive, and if there's a few of you, you get to sit in the back of the truck and enjoy the scenery (and the cool breeze) along the way!

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What's The Best Thing To Wear, and Take Volunteering?

If you’re booked on to one of Real Gap Experience's volunteering trips this year, you’ll probably be thinking about what you should pack away with you on your big adventure. (Clothes/sassy bits and bobs never stray far away from our brain!)

We get asked this question a lot at RG HQ, and we reckon these things will get you by: 

1)  Be culturally sensitive. At some of your projects, you’ll be required to cover your knees and shoulders – and it’s worth checking up where this’ll be applicable...

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