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Aman Villa beach

By Jess
On: 24th August, 2016

Our Top 5 Aman Resorts

  • Vietnam
  • Montenegro
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Greece
  • Indonesia

Two things have become apparent over the course of this Great British Summer. Number one: the aforementioned "summer" has been deeply underwhelming; one minute we're baking in glorious sunshine and the next we're ducking for cover from torrential rain. Number two: Team GB has had an absolute…

Bolivia Salt Flats

By Jess
On: 12th August, 2016

Find Your Inner Olympian: Sit-Down Sports Around the World

  • Botswana
  • USA
  • Indonesia
  • Bolivia
  • Slovenia

The Olympics are in full swing and that means just one thing: as a nation we're collectively glued to our telly boxes. We're all suddenly experts on fencing ("excellent use of the appel there") and can't tear ourselves away from the table tennis ("did you see that slow spinny topspin?"). And…

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech

By Jess
On: 9th August, 2016

Our Top Six Cities Around the World

  • San Francisco
  • Marrakech
  • Cartagena
  • Seville
  • Honshu
  • Cape Town

When asked to picture their perfect holiday, many people's minds immediately hit the beach; warm white sand between the toes, sparkling azure waters and someone rather good-looking fanning you with a large palm leaf. And who are we to deny such glories? But here at Original Travel we're also…

By Jess
On: 2nd August, 2016

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

  • India
  • Portugal
  • Chile
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Kenya

FOMO. Otherwise known as fear of missing out - a modern-day interpretation of keeping up with the Joneses, if you will. Yep, this is is how trends start, be that donning the latest fashion item, brunching at the newest hotspot or exploring the destination of the moment. And when it comes to…

By Jess
On: 19th July, 2016

Delightful Dunks

  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Turks & Caicos
  • India
  • Oman

You know you're officially on holiday when you dive head first (or climb gracefully, or bomb, you get the picture) in to the cool, refreshing water of the hotel's swimming pool. And we're not talking about any old 25m situation, we're talking infinity pools with beautiful views, romantic…

Diving with Fan Coral

By Jess
On: 13th May, 2016

Dive in with Original Diving

While we regularly spout our merry manifesto about the wonders of the world as seen from dry land, we're also major fans of the ocean and all it has to offer, from (tongue twisters alert) kaleidoscopically colourful coral to magnificent marine life and ludicrously luxurious liveaboard boats.…

Honeymoon Suite

By Jess
On: 11th April, 2016

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Central America

  • Central America & Cuba
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Belize

Your honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday you'll ever take… no pressure, then. Well that's where we come in, as your travel guardian angels it's our mission to make sure you have the most superlative-ridden honeymoon of all time. And the first step to such honeymoon heaven is…

View across Valletta

By Jess
On: 8th April, 2016

The Mediterranean: More Than Just a Beach Holiday

  • Valletta
  • Cyprus
  • Italy
  • Mallorca

Mention of Summer in the Mediterranean generally conjures images of endless stretches of sandy beach, hazy sunny days, olive-scented air and sun-kissed skin. And while this all sounds rather dreamy, there is so much more to this glorious corner of the world than just beaches. The historic…

Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo

By Jess
On: 23rd March, 2016

Suite Treats

  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Madagascar
  • France
  • USA
  • Maldives

George Osborne may have declared war on sweets with the introduction of his sugar tax in this year's budget but luckily we get our kicks from the suite (see what I did there?) treats of an altogether different kind. Our suite tooth (sorry, can't help it) is rather partial to the exceptional…

By Jacqui
On: 11th March, 2016

Five of our Favourite Cool Combos

  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Amsterdam
  • Anguilla
  • Iceland
  • British Columbia
  • Singapore
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Northern Sulawesi

Question: what do the following have in common? Gin & tonic, Rodney & Del Boy, Andy Murray & Wimbledon (and while we're on the subject, strawberries & cream), bacon & eggs and finally, a nice strong wind & Donald Trump's hair. Yes, you got it; they're all cool combos,…