Life is in the detail

Spend a night camping out under the stars in the Makgadikgadi Pans. The glittering 180 degree sky never fails to blow my mind.

Louise Fitzgerald - Original Traveller

Louise FitzGerald

Original Travel Expert

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Explore Madagascar - A mindboggling menagerie of jungle, beaches, baobab trees, lemurs, coffee and chocolate, what's not to love?!
  • The Tran Siberian Railway- With a hot water bottle, hip flask and all those books I'm meant to have read and never have
  • Asia, a gaping hole in my visited list

Best Moments

  • Swimming with puma cubs in the Bolivian Amazon. (Tip, their claws automatically extend when swimming, so best to keep your cuddles for the land)
  • Night diving in Lake Malawi- coming back up from the pitch black to the glittering stars is incredible
  • Spending a surreal evening with two old timers in Morgan Freeman's blues bar in Clarkesdale, Mississippi the home of the blues, as they reminisced about growing up in the deep south. Their stories of Martin Luther King, Muddy Walters, John Lee Hooker, Ike and Tina Turner…would be fascinating for anyone but were simply golden for a blues fan

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Trying to buy a bikini in Brazil. Terrifying.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Walking through the Bolivian jungle with (a rather chunky) Spider Monkey on my head

Explore my blog posts

A Moroccan Adventure: Experiencing Magical 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.

Zimbabwe is Back!

"Zimbabwe is back!" says my guide Michael, with a huge grin. And his message was echoed just as brightly by every Zimbabwean I met on my 10 day trip of this beautiful country. And judging by all the visitors I saw, it seems it is indeed back. On the tourist map at least.

landscape in Botswana at dawn

Batty About Botswana

Here at Original Travel, we're delighted to announce the arrival of Louise FitzGerald onto our amazing Africa team. Louise is a real specialist when it comes to Botswana and her first blog explores her unique insight into a safari holiday here.

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