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angkor aerial in Combodia
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By Guest blogger
On: 6th November, 2015

Part 2: Cambodia and the Lost World

  • Cambodia

In case you missed my last blog on Cambodia, I basically poured my heart out about this utterly enchanting country. Perhaps the most profound observation I have, though, is that Cambodians remain resolutely cheerful and strong in the face of such a harrowing history. In this article I'm…

Rugby Ball
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By Guest blogger
On: 9th October, 2015

8 of the Best Places on the Planet to Throw a Rugby Ball Around

  • Fiji
  • The Namib Desert
  • Hong Kong
  • Rio, Buzios, Paraty & the Costa Verde
  • St Moritz

Let's be honest - rugby is not for the faint hearted. It's a game of fervent patriotism, fierce rivalry and tough men running around hitting each other (a highly technical assessment, we think you'll agree). And with the Rugby World Cup gathering pace, it's hard not to get swept up in the…

Spice Marketing in Zanzibar
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By Guest blogger
On: 10th September, 2015

The Fairy Tale of Zanzibar

  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

It is hard to describe my experiences of Zanzibar in so many words. I remember returning to England and explaining to everyone that I had caught the 'Zanzibar bug'. Baffled, and alarmed that I had managed to catch some kind of horrendous stomach bug on my travels, my family and friends, as…

New Year Beach
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By Guest blogger
On: 29th July, 2015

Our Top 10 New Year Holidays and Getaways

  • Istanbul
  • Sydney & New South Wales
  • Dubai
  • Stockholm
  • India
  • Maldives

Between Aunt Marg's stuffy New Year's Eve party and getting stuck in hours of traffic, New Year's Eve is normally a painful ordeal. As a result, all those classic 'Bridget Jones' resolutions seem to go out the window in the early hours of the 1st January. We, at Original Travel, think that…

Christmas Hat
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By Guest blogger
On: 6th July, 2015

Christmas Getaways: Time To Start Planning

  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Cambodia
  • Copenhagen
  • Mexico
  • Miami
  • Maldives
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Tallinn
  • Tanzania
  • British Columbia

Talk of Christmas already?!? Before you think we've gone all Argos on you, the majority of great festive season holiday spots do get booked up well in advance and as travel guardian angels we naturally only want the best for you. So, if the thought of doing one of Nigella's coke soaked hams…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 19th June, 2015

A Perfect Day in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica

If geography was not a barrier, this is how I'd spend a day in Costa Rica…

chitzen itza mexico
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 11th June, 2015

My Perfect Day In Mexico

  • Mexico
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas

What would your perfect day entail? Perhaps spending it in a beautiful location, with a dash of adventure, a splash of culture and a decent dollop of sunshine, washed down with some delectable cuisine? Mexico is the perfect place for just such a day and if geography and time were not an…

sicily bay view
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st June, 2015

Stylish Luxury Family Holidays in Sicily

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Having been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe with my job, I do sometimes worry that the "wow" factor will be lost on me. Truth be told, sometimes it does all blur into a haze of delectable food and crazily comfortable pillows. Sicily however, was rather different. It isn't the…

algarve portimao beach
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By Guest blogger
On: 14th May, 2015

Portugal: Abandon Your Misconceptions

  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • Lisbon

The first time I went to Portugal I was 16 and on my first holiday with friends; giddy at the prospect of having no adults around, we spent the week lying by the pool, getting horrifically sunburnt and drinking strawberry vodka lemonades (we thought we were the height of sophistication).…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 27th April, 2015

Four Must-See Mauritius Nature Spots

  • Indian Ocean
  • Mauritius

Thoughts of Mauritius conjure up hazy images of palm-fringed horizons, sipping from fresh coconuts on vast expanses of white sand, dips in the warm, crystal-clear sea: every sun-worshipper's dream. This Indian Ocean hideaway, however, has a wealth of possibilities on offer those who risk…