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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…

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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.

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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…

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By Guest blogger
On: 23rd October, 2017

Teen to Teen Advice on Family Holidays

Your essential survival guide to holidays with your parents (eurgh). Written by Kit, son of Polly and a teenager of excellent repute. Here's his guide on how to get the most out of family holidays...

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By Guest blogger
On: 13th October, 2017

Parental Advice on Holidays with Teens

To all parents of teenagers, welcome to your essential survival guide to holidaying with your charming teens. Let us introduce you to Polly, mother to four teenage boys and winner of Original Travel's inaugural Parental Bravery Award. If there's something about holidaying with teenagers that…

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By Guest blogger
On: 18th May, 2017

The Detail: Honeymooning with Original Travel

Did you know that 87% of couples get married just to have an excuse to go on a honeymoon? If that statistic seems high, it's because I just made it up. But that doesn't take away from the fact that your first holiday as newlyweds will be the most important trip you plan together. We…

Treehotel, Sweden
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By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

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By Guest blogger
On: 15th May, 2017

Top 5 Toddler Holidays For Your Little Terrors!

  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
  • Finland
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Oman

Lydia Gard is a freelance writer specialising in luxury family travel, since having two boys she is determined to find truly luxurious places that celebrate rather than simply tolerate young families. In her first of 6 blogs Lydia talks us through the her top 5 toddler holidays...

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By Guest blogger
On: 24th January, 2017

Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Desert Plains and Rust-Coloured Dunes

  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia

Wolwedans is a collection of superb luxury lodges set on the enormous NamibRand private nature reserve, a place of incredible beauty, space and tranquility. A perfect spot to begin or end your trip, quietly soaking up the scenery, both at day and night. They boast the second best skies in…

Skeleton Coast
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By Guest blogger
On: 17th January, 2017

Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Skeleton Coast

  • Namibia

It's the skies I miss most when I'm out of Africa- I always thought the vast dusty blue skies of my Botswana homeland could never be beaten. But then I finally visited Namibia- my god the skies! Truly mind blowing. Even the most devoted city lover needs to escape for open horizons to let…