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By Tom
On: 24th October, 2014

The Peloponnese: Luxury, Adventure, Culture and History

  • Greece
  • Peloponnese

I've long had unfinished business with Greece. The last and only time I'd been before my recent trip was a university holiday to the island of Ios that made the first In-Betweeners movie look like a brass-rubbing coach tour of Norfolk churches (hedonistic as they no doubt are). We got not a…

By Alastair
On: 13th October, 2014

Dubai: Why Go?

  • Middle East
  • Dubai

I have been to lots of places in my life, and have a list ten times that of places I want to go. The more I work in travel, the more places get added to that list. But never Dubai. For some, Dubai is the cognoscenti's James Blunt. The place you feel clever not to like. Shallow, fake, geared…

By Jess
On: 8th October, 2014

5 Top Tips for Planning a Babymoon

Two of the biggest events in a person's life are getting married and having a baby. While most people spend weeks (okay, months) planning their honeymoon, the same cannot be said of the babymoon. I'm sure a few of you reading this are thinking, what even is a babymoon? Although relatively…

By Katie
On: 1st October, 2014

New Zealand: The Ultimate Holiday Destination?

  • Australasia & the Pacific Islands
  • New Zealand

Bold statement, I know (and I may be slightly biased, being Original Travel's resident New Zealand expert and all), but New Zealand is the ultimate luxury holiday destination. Firstly, it's home to scenery that truly has to be seen to be believed. Yes, the photos look incredible but even…

By Jess
On: 25th September, 2014

36 Hours in Marrakech

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Marrakech

Picture this: you are slowly making your way through the sprawling labyrinth of alleyways that make up Marrakech's famous souq, all hope of finding your way back the way you came is lost. It's now just a case of going with it and soaking everything up because 36 hours in Marrakech is,…

By Katie
On: 9th September, 2014

Australia Holidays: From Kangaroo Island to the Great Barrier Reef

  • Australasia & the Pacific Islands
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef

A holiday in Australia will never be a quick trip for us Brits, with its 24 hour journey time, but it is certainly a country I would recommend pencilling in on your bucket list. I have just returned from a two week trip to this amazing country and, although I would recommend spending a…

By Louise Fitzgerald
On: 29th July, 2014

A Moroccan Adventure: Experiencing Magical Marrakech

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Marrakech

Africa experts Louise and Fiona have recently returned from Morocco, where they sought out the best places to go, things to see and hotels to stay in. In the first in a series of blogs, Louise shares her magical Marrakech experience.

By Olga
On: 6th July, 2014

Seeing Southern California

  • USA
  • California

'I suddenly realized I was in California. Warm, palmy air - air you can kiss - and palms.' Although Jack Kerouac's On the Road didn't impress me, he did a pretty good job at describing what it feels like to arrive in Southern California.

By Lisa Corcoran
On: 26th June, 2014

Defining Luxury Travel: Part 1

In the first blog of our series on defining luxury travel, Lisa Corcoran of Travel Notebook and Passage To Luxury fame shares her views on luxury travel.

By Tom
On: 12th June, 2014

In Defence of Ryanair (Sort of)

  • Italy

It's been a decade since I set foot on a Ryanair plane... the question is, would I live to regret using them again?