Emily Dundas

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By Emily
On: 7th December, 2020

The Best Travel Podcasts

These days it seems like there's a podcast for everything, and anyone who's anyone seems to have launched their own podcast during lockdown. So to save you wading through the sea that is the podcast library, here are our top picks for the best travel podcasts for when you need a dose of escapism...

By Emily
On: 23rd November, 2020

Leaf-Peeping: The Best Autumn Destinations in Europe

  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • Finland
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Croatia
  • Provence

It's no secret that North America does autumn well, and we have previously written about our favourite spots across the continent to admire the 'fall' colours. This time around, we are going to look into the best autumn destinations in Europe that are perfect for a spot of leaf-peeping...

By Emily
On: 18th September, 2020

The Best Travel Series to Keep us Inspired to Travel

  • The Masai Mara
  • Bangkok
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Singapore
  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Lima
  • Bogotá
  • Copenhagen
  • Venice
  • Seville
  • Botswana
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico City
  • Argentina

If 2020 has been good for anything, it's boxsets. At the very least, lockdown has given us plenty of time to catch up on all of those shows we've been meaning to watch for years, but never quite got around to. What 2020 has not been good for, on the other hand, is ticking off destinations…

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By Emily
On: 10th July, 2020

The Best of Both Words: Holidays to Hotels with Villas

  • Europe
  • France
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • Croatia

In this 'new normal' of travelling in a post-lockdown world, we will all have to take into account things we would never normally consider when booking a holiday. Do we want to sit crammed in next to strangers on an aeroplane for hours, or would we rather stick to our own 'bubble' and drive…

By Emily
On: 4th May, 2020

Alternative European City Breaks

  • Italy
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Spain
  • Georgia

With most European countries just a stone's throw away, it can feel like us Brits already know our neighbours like the back of our hand. Well, we are here to tell you otherwise. If you're in the mood to shake up your travel plans, read on for a round up of our alternative European city…

Camping Under Northern Lights

By Emily
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 Emily
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…


By Emily
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 Emily
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 Emily
On: 24th February, 2020

Our Favourite European Walking Holidays

  • Spain
  • The Dolomites
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Corsica
  • Romania

We're all about embracing a slower pace of life here at Original Travel, and what better way to do that than on a walking holiday. Venture into the great outdoors and spend your days ambling (or marching, depending on your chosen walking pace) through some of Europe's most beautiful scenery…