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Eleanor Orr

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On: 31st March, 2017

The Enormity and Diversity of Ice in Antarctica

  • Antarctica

The White Continent was always going to be home to some impressive ice bergs - but what lay ahead was quite simply stunning and out of this world. Along our journey we experienced myriad types, shapes and sizes of ice resembling everything from dragons to mushrooms. According to the…

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By Eleanor
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Top Five Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania

  • Africa
  • Tanzania

I first visited Tanzania 13 years ago and it's fair to say the country has upped its luxury safari lodge game in the intervening years. While the term 'luxury' can be defined in myriad ways, whether you have a penchant for opulent gold taps and marble bathrooms or go batty for small,…

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By Eleanor
On: 12th June, 2015

The Seychelles: the Ultimate Destination for a Luxury Beach Holiday

  • Indian Ocean
  • Seychelles

Having recently visited the Seychelles on a research trip, I can definitely agree with all those beach addicts out there who say the sandy stretches in the Seychelles are among the best in the world.

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By Eleanor
On: 23rd December, 2013

A Short Break in Israel

  • Middle East
  • Israel

How many countries in the world offer deserts, vibrant cities, beaches, archaeological and biblical sites - all within such short distances from each other? We reveal why Israel makes for a great short break destination...

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By Eleanor
On: 16th October, 2013

A Visit to the Spice Islands in Tanzania

  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar

The northern coast of Tanzania and the neighbouring Spice Islands are home to some divine beaches that should be destinations in their own right (as opposed to safari trip add-ons). Africa expert Ellie divulges her tips after a recent trip...

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By Eleanor
On: 3rd September, 2013

Recipe for Swahili Prawns with Coconut Rice

  • Kenya

This recipe for Swahili prawns with coconut rice comes from Original Travels Millie, after her travels along the Kenya coast in Africa...

Great Barrier Reef
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By Eleanor
On: 31st July, 2013

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

  • Anguilla
  • Brazil
  • French Polynesia
  • Italy
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania

In need of some inspiration for your honeymoon? We are here to help! Want to know where in the world is best at a particular time of year? Or where you can dine alone on the beach at sunset? Or even where you can be pampered at a spa under the sea? We are here to help you create a completely…

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By Eleanor
On: 30th January, 2013

Holidays for Couples in Africa

  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Luxury holidays in Africa aren't hard to come by - and the continent has many idyllic places to offer for those couples searching for an ultimate bespoke romantic holiday. These are Africa consultant Millie's favourite tailor made trips best suited to couples...

Africa Nature Reserve
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By Eleanor
On: 30th January, 2013

10 Reasons to Love Africa Holidays

  • Africa

Aside from being the second largest continent on earth, Africa is also one of the most diverse and beautiful. Here, we show you our 10 Original reasons to love bespoke Africa holidays, and prove that there is so much more to this amazing region than an archetypal safari...

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By Eleanor
On: 30th January, 2013

Best Family Holidays in Africa

  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

Can you imagine anything that could be possibly more exciting when you were a little one than the thought of heading out to Africa on safari?