Way back in the mists of time, or on January 17th
2003 to be exact, Original Travel launched on an unsuspecting world
with its natty new concept, the Big Short Break. The portfolio of trips were
designed to provide what A A Gill called an 'espresso break' - a
short, sharp hit of travel that provided a change of scene and
mental refreshment. Minimum time, maximum experience, basically.
The Big Short Break concept has gone on to win us multiple awards,
and the trips have remained remarkably similar over the intervening
decade. On that note, here are our 10 best big short breaks (see
what we've done there?).