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7 things your travel agent won't tell you (but we just so totally did)

When we've found a 'good deal' on flights, we are just as surprised as you are. Seriously- we don't control any prices, and flights are the most notorious for changing up and down as they like. So even for the most seasoned travel agent, when we've found that magical flight that every agent dreams of booking, we are probably more chuffed than you are that we found the flights to Bangkok for £250 return!       2. We are bound by T&Cs as much as you are!  With travel, things can go wrong, and yes, we all protect ourselves (and each other) with a. good insurance, and b. good terms and conditions. Please remember, that this is YOUR trip...

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7 Thoughts We All Have on a Chicken Bus

If you’ve done a bit of travelling backpacker-style, then you’ve been there: The unknown amount of hours on what they call a ‘chicken bus’, the local bus in the country where water doesn’t flow freely in every home, and air conditioning is reserved for those that pay extra… and yet, the chicken bus is what sticks in your memory the most! So, why a chicken bus? Well, when you’re on a budget, and the bus costs about 1/3 of the price of a luxury tourist bus, it’s pretty much a no-brainer! ‘Never Again’ — it’s the first five minutes of the drive. Rubbish is already all over the floor from left over takeaway food containers everyone has been munching on. The smells...

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Why Would You Pay to Volunteer?

As a struggling uni student, the last thing I wanted to do for my summer volunteering module was to pay to go abroad and volunteer. I was highly aware of my uni debt steadily climbing up as it was, and I didn’t have a part time job that paid well enough for me to go away for the summer. I almost got a bit annoyed: why would I have to pay to do work? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t want to pay some company to make a profit off me doing good in the world. Now, a few years older, and a little bit wiser, I can say, in all honesty, with a heavy sigh… it’s worth it. I...

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Been there, done that: Work in Oz!

We asked some of our Gapseekers friends to tell us a little bit about their experience when they went over to Australia to do the working holiday… they’ve been there and done it, and have a few tips for you! Jenny was 22 when she went away. She says: Both my brother and sister had been to Australia and loved it so I wanted to go as well! It was great having a company to help me with my Tax File Number and my bank account. I met so many people through the intro programme, we did loads of fun things around Sydney like a surfing lesson, a day trip to Hunter’s Valley, and the Blue Mountains! I walked up George...

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Travelling with friends VS travelling solo!

Which beautiful country next? or which beach bar tonight? questions to ask your travel buddies or questions to ask yourself! Travelling with your close friends from school will prove for an epic experience and one that can be remembered for years to come… you already know each other inside and out! You know what makes them laugh you know that certain tune they always request on  night out, you know they go for guys with rugged beards or long legged brunettes and you know what kind of adventure they are looking for! But please do not be afraid to branch out! There are many people out there and sticking with the same group for the whole of your trip may become,...

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