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santorini
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 10th October, 2018

The End of the Year is Near: Use it or Lose it

  • Morocco
  • Sweden
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Middle East
  • USA
  • Africa
  • Swedish Lapland

It's that time of year again: nights are drawing in, red wine season has returned, Christmas lights are going up (already?!) and people across the land suddenly realise they haven't actually managed to take all of their annual holiday allowance. Something must be done (hint: that's where we…

Sri Lanka hill country
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 11th September, 2018

Get Organised: What You Should Be Booking Now For 2019

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Sri Lanka
  • Namibia

After such a beautiful summer (/seriously sweaty heatwave), it's proving quite tricky to get our heads around the fact that it's actually over **sigh**. And how is it nearly time for Christmas again? The very idea of 2019 being just around the corner feels totally alien and yet here we are,…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 21st August, 2018

Our Top Five Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia

Sometimes we need to take a step back and just remember we have no greater right to be here than any other animal - David Attenborough. No truer words, David. No truer words. And while the whole planet could benefit from subscribing to that school of thought, Africa particularly springs to…

boating safari in botswana
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 2nd August, 2018

Five of our Favourite Slow Travel Experiences

  • Mekong Delta
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • Epirus & Meteora
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • Laikipia

While in danger of sounding like an overly-cheesy Hollywood film, sometimes it's as much about the journey as it is the destination, especially when said journeys involve stunning scenery gradually unfurling before you while you soak up local life. Oh yes, there's so much to be said for…

steam ship sudan at sunset
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 25th July, 2018

Instagram Competition: Win a Stylish Holiday for Two in Egypt

  • Egypt

Picture this. Five nights aboard a luxurious 19th century steamship, cruising in style down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and visiting fascinating sites en route. Interested? Then read on…

chinatown
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 12th June, 2018

My Top Five Thailand Experiences: Phuket and Bangkok

  • Thailand
  • East Coast Thai Beaches
  • Bangkok

Having previously been to Thailand twice before, I presumed that I had already experienced most of what the country has to offer. However, on my recent trip to the self-claimed 'nation of smiles', my presumptions were proved highly incorrect (as most often they are).

meditation on a lake
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 6th June, 2018

Are you a Master? Our Top Five Learning Holidays

Sometimes, travel isn't only about taking home memories of a lifetime, but also taking home a new and valuable skill that also happens to have a local connection to your holiday destination. Whether that's learning to cook traditional dishes with local chefs, or learning how to play a local…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 31st May, 2018

Instagram Travel Photo Competition: Terms and Conditions

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Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 10th April, 2018

The Indian Ocean: Which Paradise Island is for you?

  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles

You're planning a dreamy tropical island getaway to escape this everlasting wintery weather, but you can't quite decide where to go (there are worse problems to have). But fret no more as our expert team at Original Travel has conjured up a definitive list to help you decide which paradise…

monteverde
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 1st March, 2018

Our Top Five Eco-Destinations

  • Tanzania
  • Easter Island
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa

Re-use, reduce, recycle. We all know the huge importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful planet, and we all try to do our bit to help the environment and to reduce both our energy use and waste (Kenya and Rwanda are away ahead of us by the way, banning the use of plastic bags…