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On: 31st July, 2019

The Nuances and Complexities of Elephant Riding

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka

Majestic, intelligent, powerful, gentle, unassuming… who wouldn't love a close encounter with an elephant on their travels? Elephant riding has long been on the bucket lists of tourists travelling to Asia, but with much being reported about its ethical complexities, the demand for this…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 30th July, 2019

More Than a 'Fly and Flop' - a Cultural Trip to Tenerife

  • Canary Islands

Forget your preconceptions: Tenerife is much more than just a 'fly and flop' destination. The island, the largest of the Canary Islands, has a rich architectural culture and the fauna found in Teide National Park and north east of the island in the Anaga Mountains makes Tenerife a wonderful…

sabbatical planning top tips
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By Guest blogger
On: 12th July, 2019

Our Top Tips for Planning a Sabbatical

No two travellers plan in the same way. Some of us favour detailed spreadsheets and minute-by-minute itineraries, while others just have a great long list of love-to-dos that need turning into an actual plan. Whether you're in the early conceptual stages, already have a rough idea or own a…

People Jumping Off a Cliff
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 11th April, 2019

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • Spain
  • Nicaragua
  • Australia
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Cuba
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Tanzania

'New year, new me'. Many of us have uttered those immortal words, certain that this year we really will start morning spinning classes and dedicate our evenings to learning Spanish. Almost inevitably, once the first week of best intentions wears off, those resolutions start to slip. In fact,…

algarve bay in evening
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By Guest blogger
On: 19th March, 2019

Portugal’s Southern Powerhouses: the Algarve and the Alentejo

  • The Algarve
  • The Alentejo

Home to the oldest bookshop in the world, Portugal sets the scene for you to create your own story with its abundance of possibilities for sun-seekers, sailors, surfers and loafers alike. The Algarve and the Alentejo, both in the south of the country, are two of Original Travel's favourite…

sydney harbour bridge
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By Guest blogger
On: 18th October, 2018

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Sydney

  • Sydney & New South Wales

Iconic, sun-drenched, laidback - Sydney is the cosmopolitan capital of New South Wales and a much-loved destination among Original Travellers. This week the city plays host to our very own Duke and Duchess of Sussex (plus baby bump), which got us thinking about how best to enjoy a crown…

gatlinburg north carolina
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 4th October, 2018

Best places to see Fall Colours in North America

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • British Columbia Coast

Off the back of our seemingly endless summer, here at Original Travel we're getting excited for woolly jumper weather, pumpkin-spiced lattes and apple and blackberry crumble. As autumn fast encroaches on the last of the summer rays, Mother Nature's russet blanket is starting to descend upon…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 15th June, 2018

The Auree Jewellery Top Five Destinations and What to Take

  • Mauritius
  • New York
  • Bali
  • Paris
  • Provence & the Cote D'Azur

Amelia, Founder of Auree Jewellery reveals her top five destinations and what jewellery to pack.

alcazar gardens, Seville
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 1st May, 2018

Scrumptious Seville: Part I of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Seville
  • Spain

When people want architecture, they look to Italy; gastronomy, and you'd run to France; turquoise waters, pack your trunks you are off to Greece. And so, where does that leave Spain? A capital city that quite frankly has nothing on Paris and a coastline notorious for its hundreds of days of…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 28th November, 2017

The Surin: A Trendy Thai Hideaway

  • West Coast Thai Beaches
  • Thailand

Built within lush tropical rainforest and set right on the soft sands of Pansea Beach, The Surin is easily one of the most idyllic beach hotels in Thailand, in our humble opinion of course. I visited on my most recent trip to Thailand, so here's a rundown of The Surin's sweet spots…