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Free trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience? Yes please!

This year we launched a competition called ‘My epic adventure is…’ for young, budding backpackers to win a FREE trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience! All you guys had to do was send us a snap summing up what your ultimate epic adventure was, we had loads of entries and it was a VERY difficult decision but the winner had to be James Ranken with this unbelievable picture…

my epic adventure isinstagram.com/jamesranken

So off he went on his epic adventure around New Zealand with Kiwi Experience. But first, I think it would be worth getting to know them both a little bit better, don’t you think?

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Kickin’ it on a Kiwi adventure| New Zealand’s South Island

Kia Ora to the second installment of James Ranken’s Kiwi Experience across NZ. He’s conquered the North, but now it’s time to see what the South Island will throw at him. Home to the adventure capital of the world, glaciers and party towns it’s going to be one jam-packed, heart-pumping, adrenaline-fuelled escapde!

Pack your parachutes, let’s go…

Fresh faces on the South Island

KAYAK KAITERITERI

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Kickin’ it on a Kiwi adventure| New Zealand’s North Island

FREE trip to the adventure capital of the world? Sure why the hell not! That’s exactly what James Ranken said when we told him he had won an adrenaline fuelled trip around New Zealand! Travelling the length and breadth of this beautiful nation on the bright green Kiwi bus – the only way to really see how incredible it is. So we sent him off bags packed, ready to get stuck into some of the most heart-racing activities out there including; black water rafting, sky diving, glacier climbing and bungee jumping.

Here’s what he got up to on New Zealand’s North Island…

Kiwi Bus

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7 reasons you should travel India on your Gap Year

When choosing where to go on your Gap Year, you’ve probably got some key things that a country needs to offer, whether it’s blissful beaches, full moon parties, world famous monuments, epic trekking, life-changing volunteering projects or, quite simply, really cheap beers. Want all of the above? Pfft, no problem. We’re now going to convince you, in 7 simple points, that India is the place to travel on your gap year.

1. India is a proper culture shock

Taj Mahal
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A highlight in Oriental Asia: South Korea!

What do you think when you think ‘South Korea’? Unknown? Mysterious? You couldn’t be more wrong! South Korea is a cosmopolitan hidden gem tucked away in East Asia. Its super modern, home to Samsung, LG, Hyundai and one of the richest and fastest developing nations in the world. The food is delicious, nightlife is buzzing and the beaches are glorious basically the traveller’s dream destination. Sitting comfortably in between China and Japan it can be added into a little Asian adventure very easily. What’s more, it makes for a wicked stopover on the way down to Oz!

There’s actually more to South Korea than Gangnam style. Who’d have thought?

So here’s a little break down on all things South Korea:

Where is South Korea?

South Korea

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