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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

By entering this competition; entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

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…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 13th February, 2018

Our Top Five 3G* (*Three Generational) Holidays

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Mallorca

There are few foreign forays as fun as taking a beautiful private property or taking over a great boutique hotel and filling it with family of different generations, experiencing unforgettable activities together. Our friends across the pond may call it 'togethering' (each to their own), but…

Tea Country Landscape, Sri Lanka
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 29th June, 2017

Top 5 Tea-Based Activities in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation…