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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…

By Ysobel
On: 28th April, 2015

California Dreamin'

  • USA
  • California

'It's just BEAUTIFUL, you guys'...is how Californians describe pretty much everything. Americans are, generally speaking, prolific users of the superlative, and Californians are no exception. And I don't blame them for their permanent state of enthusiasm; they live in one of the best places…

By Jess
On: 2nd April, 2015

Unusual Spa Treatments & Experiences in the Maldives

  • Indian Ocean
  • Maldives

For many, travel is all about experiencing other cultures, understanding different traditions and learning about a country's rich historical tapestry. It's about throwing yourself out of your comfort zone, assaulting your senses with new sights, smells, sounds and really getting beneath the…

By Tom
On: 22nd January, 2015

Churchill’s Travels

Don't worry, we're not going to wax lyrical about the travels of the annoying nodding dog off the telly; rather those of Sir Winston Churchill, the man often acknowledged as the Greatest Briton ever. This Saturday (24 January, 2015) is the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston's death and as a…

By Tom
On: 15th December, 2014

Spetses: A Very Well Kept Greek Secret

  • Greece

After our escapades in mainland Peloponnese my wife and I headed by boat to Spetses, an island Original Travel have trumpeted as the new Capri. I wanted to see for myself, nervous that we might be making a big call, but I think the claim is pretty legitimate. The many Spetsiot residents we…

By Claudia
On: 7th November, 2014

Montenegro: a Destination to Watch for 2015

  • Montenegro
  • Europe

Quickly becoming the next big location that the super-rich are talking about, Montenegro is right at the top of Original Travel's must visit destinations for 2015 with new hotels cropping up left, right and centre. At long last the beautiful country of Montenegro (which has been rather…

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…