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Camping Under Northern Lights

By Claire
On: 27th March, 2020

How To Be More Nordic - The Original Travel Guide

  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Finland

Did you know there are 22 IKEA stores in the UK, but only 20 in Sweden? An embarrassment of riches, you could say and a sure sign of how much we Brits want to be like our Nordic cousins. Stereotypically progressive, blonde haired happy people who hike mountains and eat fish they (probably)…

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By Claire
On: 9th March, 2020

Read On! Where You Should Travel Based On Your Favourite Book

  • Madagascar
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • The Masai Mara
  • Laikipia
  • Svalbard
  • Antarctica
  • Central India

​Who, on Wednesday night, found themselves desperately gluing everything from cardboard boxes to colanders to their sprogs (or grandsprogs) in preparation for dressing up on World Book Day? While we're undeniably jealous that it's only the kids that get to dress up as their favourite…

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By Claire
On: 6th March, 2020

Woman Up - Our Best Destinations for Female Solo Travel

  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Costa Rica
  • Portugal

When it comes to travel, flying solo can be an incredibly liberating experience. With no travelling companions to cater to, you're free to craft the holiday you've always dreamt of whether you're after a slick city getaway, an adventurous escape or an idyllic island-hopping trip. Travelling…

By Claire
On: 2nd March, 2020

2020s Most Immersive Filming Locations You Need to Visit

  • Yukon
  • Jamaica
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos

Are you sitting comfortably, with your mobile phone turned off and popcorn in hand? Good, because now we want you to throw all of those things out the proverbial window and grab your hiking boots/oar/moustache comb (all will become clear). 2020 is set to be a blockbuster year in terms of…

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By Claire
On: 13th February, 2020

Romantically Unromantic - Our Favourite Unusual Getaways for Couples

  • Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Paris

We love any excuse to celebrate, but as our name 'Original' Travel suggests, we aren't much into clichés - especially when it comes to Valentine's Day. Over the years, we've compiled a list of our favourite unusual experiences that are perfect for couples who want a romantic getaway with a…

By Claire
On: 17th January, 2020

Our Top Christmas Destinations for 2020

You're down to the final slice of Turkey and fighting over the last mince pie but instead of feeling sad that Christmas is over, why not book yourself an epic holiday for Christmas 2020? It may seem a long way off, but trust us when we say that places start getting booked up fast. So seize…

By Claire
On: 10th January, 2020

Dry Jan... Literally! Our Top Desert Destinations for 2020

  • The Namib Desert
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile
  • Canada
  • Atacama Desert
  • Antarctica

Dry January sounds a little… well, dry. But if the lack of 'moonshine' is already getting you down, we're here to show you that dry doesn't have to be dull. Let us wet your appetite with some of our favourite holiday destinations which also happen to be some of the driest places on Earth…

By Claire
On: 13th December, 2019

Bring Out Your Inner Columbus - Our Favourite Americas Adventure Cruises

  • Antarctica
  • The Peruvian Amazon
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Brazil

The word 'cruise' may conjure images of tourists crammed onto vast ships, spilling out into the ports of seemingly unsuspecting Mediterranean towns in a manner similar to that of the Great Wildebeest Migration, but we'll let you in on a little secret… we love a cruise. Well, when we say…

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By Claire
On: 11th December, 2019

Our Top 2020 Sabbatical Destinations

  • Borneo
  • Ethiopia
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • California

There's a big old world out there (we would know) and if you've decided to take the plunge and go on a sabbatical, deciding on where you want to visit with your precious (and well deserved) time off can be daunting. Our advice: decide what you want to achieve and let that drive the…

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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…