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Heading Down Under this Australia Day?

To us non-Aussies, one of the best things about Australia is its awesome beaches, so here’s a look at just some of the best beach ‘beauties’…

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Crikey! Ten things you never knew about Australia….

You might know what a billabong is, but are a few more things you (possibly) never knew about our favourite land Down Under…

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Tales of the Outback…

There is no doubt that Australia is one of the most magical places we have visited. We take you on a journey to explore the myths and legends surrounding some of the country‘s most mesmerising sights…

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Travel & Film: the truth behind the tales…

The truth behind the tales. Here are a few well known films that (supposedly) depict the history of some of the most fascinating countries we’ve ever visited…

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Aussie Adventures for the Adult Gapper

Ever heard the phrase “youth is wasted on the young”? Well whether you agree with this or not, it’s certainly true that the whippersnappers of the world aren’t the only ones entitled to fun, freedom or adventure! College students and university graduates have long held the crown when it comes to the concept of a gap year or ‘gap travel’ but finally, adults with a yearning for adventure and self-improvement are cottoning on to the fact that they are allowed to take time out to experience the world too.

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Make 2012 the year you’ll never forget…

With the end of the year fast approaching it’s time to ask yourself whether 2011 lived up to your expectations. Did you get to visit that country you’ve always dreamed of? Did you learn something new? Did you meet the

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Celebrating Christmas around the Globe …

Now that many towns and cities across the UK have already celebrated their big ‘Christmas Lights Switch On! we thought it was about time we started getting into the festive spirit too. To get us started, Amy from MapTheGap.co.uk has

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Photo Flashback: The Boys at Ayers Rock…

One of our favourite pics of our Australia trip! And possibly our entire trip. Sums up the Oz Bus 21 spirit in one photo I feel! Here is Rich, Chris and Ross toasting our arrival at Ayers Rock the only

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News: Brits vote Australia as “Best Country to Visit Worldwide”

Australia has been awarded as the “Best Country to Visit Worldwide” in this year’s British Travel Awards. The award, which is decided by nominations from travel industry professionals and then a public vote by over 700,000 Brits, has seen Australia

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‘Home is where the heart is’ – The End of an Epic Adventure…

After an amazing two and a half months, we said goodbye to Melbourne with a slap up three course meal prepared by Rich and his sister Sarah. They slaved for hours to cook up a feast of roast chestnuts, pork

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