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By Jess
On: 24th February, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Holiday Picks

  • Peloponnese
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Ladakh

The unnervingly mild weather of the last couple of weeks (before we all got blown away by Storm Doris) has brought us out of hibernation and dreaming of sunnier times (and climes). It's true that once we Brits get the merest whiff of warmth, summer is pretty much all we can think about. And…

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By Jess
On: 16th February, 2017

The Best Destinations for a Last-Minute Holiday in 2017

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Guatemala
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Florida Keys
  • Morocco
  • Georgia

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous. While it's all very commendable to plan things months and years in advance, sometimes it's just wonderfully liberating to make a snap decision. Never more so than with…

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By Miranda
On: 1st February, 2017

Six Reasons Why We Should All Go to China Right Now

  • China
  • Beijing & the Great Wall
  • Shanghai & Hangzhou

China is a fascinating country in which to travel. However, I am not going to lie and say it will ever be my favourite destination; it is a tough country to travel in. There were times that I absolutely loved it and others when I was wondering what on earth I was doing there. However, I do…

By Louise Fitzgerald
On: 24th January, 2017

Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Desert Plains and Rust-Coloured Dunes

  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia

Wolwedans is a collection of superb luxury lodges set on the enormous NamibRand private nature reserve, a place of incredible beauty, space and tranquility. A perfect spot to begin or end your trip, quietly soaking up the scenery, both at day and night. They boast the second best skies in…

IGO Adventures
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By Jess
On: 20th January, 2017

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Peru
  • Florence
  • Reunion
  • Bali
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia

The advent of a new year often brings with it rather lofty ambitions of transforming oneself into a fitter, healthier, more cultured, better organised and generally super-charged version of the previous year's self: new year, new you and all that jazz. And by about now those ambitions have…

Natalie Kennedy

By Natalie
On: 10th January, 2017

Exploring Dubrovnik's Old Town

  • Dubrovnik
  • Croatia

Just a couple of steps in and already you feel like you stepped back in time! A UNESCO world heritage site filled with steep alley stairways and marching guards; just a handful of things which make Dubrovnik's Old Town so special.

Finland
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By Guest blogger
On: 21st December, 2016

Exploring Finnish Lapland

  • Finland

Few things peak at the grand old age of 99, I certainly will not. Even fewer things pack a punch at 99. Finnish Lapland however is looking pretty marvellous and with temperatures of -20 over the winter it is only for the punchy.

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By Jess
On: 19th December, 2016

Where You've Been in 2016

  • Los Angeles
  • French Polynesia
  • Chile
  • Iran
  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • Iceland
  • New York
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia

At the end every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural escapades…

Borneo
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By Katie
On: 13th December, 2016

Borneo's Best Bits

  • Borneo

Borneo is a wild island, home to the infamous Headhunter Tribe and an ancient dense rainforest full of wildlife including the beautiful orang-utans and even the rarely spotted Clouded Leopard. Many people want to head here to explore this remote destination where the last headhunting took…

Galle
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By Rosie
On: 8th December, 2016

Variety is the Spice of Life

  • Sri Lanka
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches

Sri Lanka has long been a favourite destination of ours here at Original Travel. It's a country that really does have it all; culture, stunning scenery, wildlife, beaches, boutique hotels, sumptuous food and perfect weather. I've just returned from my fifth trip (it's a hard life) and each…