Lion Sands Chalkley Treehouse, Sabi Sands

By Natalie
On: 1st November, 2018

Top Three Safari Sleepouts

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Africa

With so little light pollution, stargazing in Africa is about as good as it gets. Whether you're a budding astronomer or simply spellbound by the idea of spending a night under the stars, we can arrange the perfect experience for you. The Milky Way will never look so beautiful, and the…

maasai guide
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By Ra
On: 17th July, 2018

My Trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Area: Hiking and The Highlands

  • Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

When you think of Tanzania and its Ngorongoro Crater, which I've just returned from, I am sure that 92% (precise, expert figure here) of those who haven't been before would not immediately associate either with the Scottish Highlands. But believe it or not, the similarities are uncanny.…

train in Norway countryside
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By Kate L
On: 10th July, 2018

Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

  • Norway

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…


By Emily
On: 5th June, 2018

Going off Grid in Australia

  • Australia

Are you in desperate need of some time away from screens, social media and emails? Then Australia might just be the answer. Heading to the other side of the world will give you the chance to be in a completely different time zone to everyone on the other end of those emails and calls, and,…

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By Alexandra
On: 31st May, 2018

Skylodge Via Ferrata and Zip Line

  • Peru
  • Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • The Sacred Valley

Scary? Yes - absolutely. Incredible? Definitely. Set 380m on the side of a vertical limestone cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley cling four pods - three bedrooms and a restaurant. And how do you get there? You climb!

walking in the jungle, Chiang Mai
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By Guest blogger
On: 3rd May, 2018

Walk this Way: Walking Holidays

  • Zambia
  • Vietnam
  • Uganda
  • Sweden
  • Georgia
  • Mexico
  • Greece
  • Chile
  • Argentina

As we at Original Travel often shout about, it's not just about the destination but also how you get there - 'going on a journey' if you will. As it is International Walking Month we've been thinking about how dishy Levinson Wood is... no sorry we meant the simple pleasure of walking, of…

An aerial shot of a running event
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By Guest blogger
On: 26th April, 2018

Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

  • Venice
  • Kenya
  • Japan
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • Sri Lanka

With the London marathon finishing last weekend, a quick dabble in skeleton bobsledding (just us?) and a new found passion for netball after the Commonwealth Games we at Original Travel HQ are feeling rather sporty. And whilst watching on our telly boxes with a cuppa is always fun, nothing…

Trees in Yosemite National Park

By Abby
On: 3rd April, 2018

Six of the Best: US National Parks

  • USA
  • The American West
  • The Great American Wilderness
  • California
  • Alaska

First introduced by President Ulysses S. Grant, the US National Parks system began with Yellowstone National Park, an Original Travel favourite, and now includes 58 parks which protect approximately 52.2million acres of mountains, forests, and wilderness, not to mention the countless…

vikos george greece
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st September, 2017

A Grecian Odyssey Part 1: Epirus and Meteora

  • Greece
  • Epirus & Meteora

"Have you been to Greece before?" My charming guide, George, asked as I trudged after him down a path leading away from Meteora's well-trodden tracks. "Oh yes, some of the Greek Islands!" I exclaimed, and before I could tell him where exactly, he had sighed in a way that signalled it was an…

driving through canadian woods
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By Jess
On: 17th August, 2017

Hit The Road: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Canada

"It's not the destination, it's the journey" - said every cheesy, road to redemption reality show presenter ever. But they might just be on to something, you know. When the journey involves switch-back turns through epic mountains, cruising along sweeping coastlines or trundling through…