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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

As it is Halloween and there are plenty of pumpkins about, don't waste your pumpkin carving leftovers - wow your dinner guests with a pumpkin soup instead.

Thanksgiving London Style

It may be the coldest time of the year in London but let the festive spirit fill you with warmness. The Brits, although not having traditionally celebrated Thanksgiving, still love to extend a very warm welcome to all our friends across the pond and invite you to wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations, lavish meals and festive fun here in London town...

A Selection of Boutique Hotels in the UK

I believe that you don't have to venture half way around the world to experience something different. To prove it, here are my favourite cool, quirky boutique hotels in the UK...

Halloween in the UK: The Ultimate (Trick or) Treat

There are so many fantastic attractions and events happening in the UK this Halloween. From spooky caves to gruesome tales, our favourite spots are guaranteed to provide your family with a BOO-tastic Halloween experience...

Spend October Half Term in London

Want an exciting, fun packed October Half Term break for the family, before the winter blues kick in? Why not spend October Half Term in London, the UK's fun and thrilling capital, full of exciting activities to entertain you and your children...

Enjoy English holidays this St George's Day

In honour of St George, patron Saint of England, we've hand picked some of the weird and wonderful English holidays which make England at times quirky but always memorable! Also, check out our Twitter feed (@OriginalTravel) to find out how you could win a glorious afternoon tea for two at the simply fabulous Goring Hotel in London for a quintessential English treat!

Best Beaches in the World

The world has countless breathtaking beaches, but which one should definitely not be missed? Here is our selection of the best beaches in the world, ranging from the UK to Australia.

Christmas Holiday Destinations for Celebrations with a Twist!

Whilst Christmas isn't celebrated everywhere, those countries getting in to the festive swing of things have surprisingly different traditions, customs, and even dates of merriment. Here's a quick look at some of our favourite Christmas holiday destinations, both around the globe and a little closer to home!

New West End Shows in London

There are so many new West End shows on at the moment and coming up in the new year, I've put together an overview of my favourites and some festive specials...

The Guardian Travel Awards 2012

Having won previous Guardian Travel Awards, it was with a certain level of excitement and anticipation that Alastair Poulain (co-founder of Original Travel) set off for this year's ceremony in Ghent. Thanks to all the work and effort put in by the whole Original Travel team he was not let down! We won not one, but two awards, and both with a score of 100%!

Escape this October Half Term

After a few begrudged moans at the thought of endless traffic jams, no seats on tubes, and our glorious city being over run by too many tourists, we were in fact, proved wrong. We loved the Olympics and have been well and truly hit by the Olympic bug that spread far and wide. The 'Inspire a Generation' tagline has certainly rubbed off as well, with children suffering from a bout of Olympic fever just as much as their (not so) sporting elders.

Top Ten UK Activities During The Summer Holidays

Whilst enjoying an early summer (and holding our breath that it lasts), we've realised what a wealth of wonderful activities there are much closer to home. Here are a few UK activities and events happening during the summer holidays. Do let us know if there are any more you've spotted.

The Animal Art Fair: An Artist’s Adventures in Kenya

The Animal Art Fair is around the corner (Fulham Palace, 5th - 8th May) and we're huge supporters. We've persuaded artist Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine to share some of her experiences and passions for travelling to capture wildlife in their various art forms.

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