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By Ysobel
On: 12th January, 2016

A Little Country called Peru

  • Peru
  • Lima

Having travelled extensively through Latin America, I thought I knew what was coming as I landed in Lima: incredibly friendly people, vibrant and colourful markets, weird, but delicious food, jaw-dropping landscapes and great weather. Although I wasn't wrong, I was by no means prepared...

By Dave
On: 4th January, 2016

Stroopwafel and Poffertjes

  • Amsterdam

There's a certain sheepishness that accompanied me telling friends that I was off to Amsterdam for a few days this year.

By Guest blogger
On: 24th November, 2015

The Perfect Day in India

  • Central India
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • Ladakh

This week, India celebrated its Festival of Lights, Diwali. With this on our minds, and the approach of Kipling's 'Jungle Book' nearing our cinemas, it would be rude not to give India our devout attention. What better way to do that, than to fulfil your childhood Mowgli fantasies and dreams…

By Carrie
On: 15th October, 2015

Rambling around Rajasthan

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

India: A cacophony of moments all played in fast forward, with overlaying sounds; loud and jarring. Yes, the beauty lies in the impossible grandeur and elegance of the palaces and forts, but turn to the million rooftops they overlook, with a story beneath each one; each detail that gives…

By Jess
On: 30th September, 2015

Festive Forays

  • Copenhagen
  • Ljubljana
  • Maldives
  • Oman
  • Bangkok
  • Bhutan
  • Caribbean

Talk of Christmas already?! Well, it is just 91 short days away. That's a mere 2184 hours to go before we all start gleefully ripping open our presents, over-indulging on the turkey (and possibly the bubbly) and falling asleep in front of the telly, paper crown on head and drooling on our…

By Jess
On: 9th September, 2015

Where We've Been in 2015

  • Burma
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • California
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • Iceland

'Twas a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January 2003 when Original Travel was officially brought into the world. Its mission? To make sure you have the most wonderful holiday experiences imaginable, down to the very last detail. And 12 years, 8 months, 3 days and a few hours later that…

By Carrie
On: 19th August, 2015

The Road, River and Runway to Mandalay

  • Burma

They say we're often so focused on the destination that we forget about the all-important journey. And let's face it, when you're travelling to Asia in particular, not only is it a long old haul to get there, but the modes of transport when you're there are generally more interesting than…

By Jess
On: 10th August, 2015

Let's Talk "Deep Cuts"

  • Slovenia
  • Indonesia
  • Uruguay
  • Croatia
  • Madagascar

Nope, we're not making a political commentary on the state of the economy and we've not been listening to too much Cat Stevens (obviously that's not possible). We're talking about the Urban Dictionary definition (which technically pertains to music… but let's not dwell on that): true gems…

By Isabel
On: 18th May, 2015

Adventure in South Africa: Our Favourite Activities

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg
  • Cape Town
  • The Winelands and Cape

After a whistle stop tour of the Waterberg, Cape Town and the Winelands I am just catching my breath and reflecting on the experiences I packed into eight glorious days in South Africa. For anyone looking to inject some adventure into a holiday, South Africa is the destination for you.

By Helen M
On: 14th May, 2015

Polo Around the World

The first weekend of June will see London's most fashionable summer garden party: Polo in the Park. This year, we just couldn't miss out on the fun and will be hosting a kids club alongside party gurus, Sharky & George and Eddie Catz. As well as the giant obstacle course, pitch invasion…