Emily Dundas

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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…


By Emily
On: 9th February, 2020

Capital Idea - the Best Capital Cities Around the World

  • Mexico City
  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Bangkok
  • Lisbon

Does your ideal holiday involve spending your days weaving through winding streets, coiffing coffee and local eats at hidden restaurants and immersing yourself in a completely new city? Then you've come to the right place. Here is our definitive list, which took much refining, of our…


By Emily
On: 7th January, 2020

Our Favourite Alternative Summer 2020 Destinations

  • The Dolomites
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swedish Lapland
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Ladakh
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast

This summer, swap your usual European beach break for an alternative holiday with the inevitable braggability factor that comes with going somewhere a little more niche. Whether you're tempted by a traditionally 'winter' destination such as Swedish Lapland or fancy exploring a lesser-visited…


By Emily
On: 9th December, 2019

Late Summer Sun on the Turkish Coast

  • Turkey

It's safe to say that the 'wellness' trend has slightly taken over the world of late, and while we're certainly not opposed to a detox-style holiday, we're also partial to a slightly more indulgent one. In the spirit of inclusion, we say why not do both with a 'detox-retox' holiday? After a…


By Emily
On: 22nd November, 2019

Born To Run - Where to Run Around the World

  • USA
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Myanmar (Burma)

The idea of going for a run on holiday might sound like your idea of a living nightmare, but hear us out. Running can be the perfect way to explore a new place while gaining a totally new perspective of your surroundings. Getting up bright and early and heading out for a run can give you the…


By Emily
On: 26th September, 2019

Namibia Five Ways

  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Etosha & Damaraland

To quote our co-founder Tom Barber, 'if Original Travel were a country, we would be Namibia'. And in a country with such diverse and otherworldly landscapes, the word 'original' is particularly apt. Along with its sensational scenery, the country boasts exceptional wildlife spotting and a…

Taj Mahal by moonlight

By Emily
On: 6th September, 2019

Undertourism: Breaking Away from the Masses

  • The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Puglia
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Greece
  • Vietnam
  • Victoria Falls
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
  • The Sacred Valley

Where 'overtourists' elbow for selfie space at honeypot destinations, 'undertourists' (we may have just made these words up) break away from the masses and discover beautiful but lesser-visited places that they can have all to themselves. Why visit The Beach in Thailand (which has had to…

best driving roads in the world

By Emily
On: 23rd July, 2019

An Open Letter to Top Gear: The Best Roads In The World

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Slovenia
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe

Dear Top Gear producers, we couldn't help but notice you've been to some pretty cool locations over the years, most recently across the mountains and desert plains of Ethiopia (while we're on the subject, kudos to you on the new series, we're big fans). But this got us to thinking of a few…


By Emily
On: 21st May, 2019

Where to Go this October Half Term

  • Laikipia
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • California
  • Bali
  • Seville

Yes, yes, we know we've only just had Easter, and May half term is just around the corner, but it's time to start thinking ahead to October. And with many schools now opting for a lengthy two-week October half term (these kids don't know how good they've got it), the possibilities for family…

Fresh cocoa fruit

By Emily
On: 4th April, 2019

Choc-tastic: Our Favourite Chocolate Based Experiences around the World

  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Bali
  • Clare, Mclaren Vale and Barossa Valley
  • Switzerland
  • Mexico
  • Grenada

In the build-up to Easter we've been enjoying more than our fair share of Mini Eggs here at Original Travel HQ, which got us thinking a little bit more about chocolate and the origins of our favourite afternoon snack. So we've come up with a list of our best chocolate-based experiences…