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florence city view

By Abby
On: 14th August, 2018

Rome vs Florence: The Battle of the Italian Cities

  • Rome
  • Florence

The days of the Grand Tour may have passed, but 60 million people visited Italy in 2017, and you can bet that a significant chunk of them (according to a very scientific straw poll at Original Travel HQ) went to Florence or Rome, or both. Since both cities are prime Big Short Break territory…

outdoor restaurant at Danai

By Abby
On: 24th July, 2018

A Day in the Life at Danai Beach Resort

  • Greece
  • Halkidiki

Having recently returned from Greece's Danai Beach Resort, I can comfortably state that a day here can only be described as heaven on earth…

A colourful canal in Bologna

By Abby
On: 15th May, 2018

Bologna like a Local

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Italy

Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live la dolce vita than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna...

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…

By Abby
On: 17th October, 2017

How to Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Bologna

  • Italy
  • Emilia-Romagna

La Rossa, La Grassa, La Dotta (The Red, The Fat, The Learned); Bologna, the capital of Italy's historically gastronomic region - Emilia-Romagna - certainly lives up to its moniker. Leave any notion of diets at Heathrow and pass a weekend munching your way around the culinary capital of Italy...