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By Claire
On: 29th November, 2019

Oh-Man! Why You Should Spend Christmas in Oman

  • Oman

Dashing through the sand, on a one-humped camel train, through the wadis you go, laughing all the way… about the fact you've managed to escape the Great British Christmas rush. If you'd rather swap Brussels sprouts for beach scenes, Oman fits the 'Chirstmas getaway' bill perfectly with its…

By Claire
On: 25th November, 2019

Europe? Safari? Why Not! Check Out Our 'European Big Five'

  • The Azores
  • Svalbard
  • Romania
  • France
  • Spain

Who's just tuned into the Beeb's and David Attenborough's latest wildlife wünder-watch, Seven Worlds, One Planet? An amazing reminder that you don't need to travel to the other side of the planet to see spectacular beasties when there are so many on our doorstep in Europe. Safari and Europe…

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By Claire
On: 18th November, 2019

Where You Should Go Skiing, Based On Which Friends Character You Are

  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • California
  • British Columbia

Remember that episode of Friends where Rachel wants to take everyone skiing, but the car breaks down and they never arrive? If she had booked a ski trip through Original Travel, we guarantee she'd have arrived on time, glass of Prosecco in hand, ready to hit the slopes the next morning.…

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By Claire
On: 11th November, 2019

'Hot 'N' Cold' - Last Minute Winter Breaks

  • Oman
  • Iceland
  • California
  • Swedish Lapland
  • New Zealand

Words rarely fail us here at Original Travel. However, sometimes the best descriptions come from the great lyricists of our time - namely, Diana Ross, ABBA and…err…OutKast? Whether you want to chill out or turn up the heat, here are some of our favourite destinations for a winter break, and…

By Claire
On: 28th October, 2019

Take Note! Our Favourite Places to Hear Live Music

  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Brazil
  • Georgia
  • India

Shakespeare famously wrote 'if music be the food of love, play on'. This particular phrase opens 'Twelfth Night', with Orsino musing that an excess of music might cure his love obsession in the same way eating too much food cures one's hunger. Well, Shakespeare might have been on to…

By Claire
On: 16th October, 2019

If You've Got it, Haunt it - Our Must-Sees for a Fang-tastic Halloween...

As respectable adults, we are (sadly) considered too old by society to dress up as vampires and go door to door demanding Haribo. While this is desperately disappointing, the rise of 'dark tourism' means we can take your Halloween to the next level. So save the face paint for the kids and…

By Claire
On: 3rd October, 2019

Roll Out the Red Carpet, the A-List are in Town

Here at Original Travel, we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced and knowledgeable travel experts in the industry. They have hands-on experience travelling in their destinations and know them inside out, so are ready with insider tips, tricks and insights to help you plan…

By Claire
On: 1st October, 2019

What Lies Beneath the Surface...

  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Botswana
  • Iceland

Underground (noun): a group or movement organised secretly to work against an existing regime, who consider themselves different from the mainstream of society and culture. Or, simply finding yourself in a subterranean situation... And we Brits are good at doing things underground - whether…

By Claire
On: 17th September, 2019

Collective Nouns and Where to Find Them

  • Kenya
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • USA
  • Morocco
  • Galapagos Archipelago

'I' definitely does not always come before 'E' except after 'C' (just go to Iceland and see some 'glaciers') and you may want to 'warn' people about your 'worn' jeans (you may even shed a tear over the tear). The English language is full of quirks - words that sound the same but can be…

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By Claire
On: 4th September, 2019

Oh Me, Oh My, Oman: Top 5 Things To Do In Oman

  • Oman

Oman has long been an Original Travel favourite, with its heady combination of desert, mountain and coastal scenery, fascinating Arabic culture and beautiful luxury hotels. In case you need any more convincing (surely not), here are our top five Oman experiences…