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By Isabel
On: 18th May, 2015

Adventure in South Africa: Our Favourite Activities

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg
  • Cape Town
  • The Winelands and Cape

After a whistle stop tour of the Waterberg, Cape Town and the Winelands I am just catching my breath and reflecting on the experiences I packed into eight glorious days in South Africa. For anyone looking to inject some adventure into a holiday, South Africa is the destination for you.

Anguilla Island Beach
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By Isabel
On: 2nd January, 2013

Beautiful Anguilla: An Unknown Paradise

  • Anguilla
  • Caribbean

Having recently returned from a trip island hopping in the Caribbean, Original Travel expert Issy revisited the delightful island of Anguilla. She was no less impressed by the exclusive holiday island the second time round...

Caribbean
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By Isabel
On: 22nd November, 2012

Caribbean Island Hopping: Nine Islands in One Trip!

  • Anguilla
  • Caribbean

Dreaming of a luxury getaway to the Caribbean? Consultant Issy is just back from a research trip: a mere nine islands visited, 18 flights taken, 19 luxury hotels seen and stayed in, and an unquantifiable list of reasons why you should make it your next holiday destination...

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By Isabel
On: 14th December, 2011

80 Senses: #54 - Paragliding into Six Senses Zighy Bay

  • Maldives
  • Oman

What a way to arrive. Competition in the hotel business is cut-throat, and properties are coming up with ever more outlandish ways to earn a few lines of coverage in the press or to generate conversation. The Maldives has gone with the whole underwater theme - first there was the underwater…

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By Isabel
On: 12th December, 2011

80 Senses: #43 - The Sounds of Senegal Music

  • Senegal

The birthplace - in a round about sort of way - of pop.Modern pop music has its roots in the countries of West Africa, with their rhythms and musical traditions transported across the Atlantic during the slave trade to the USA, from where jazz and the blues evolved into rock'n'roll and pop…

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By Isabel
On: 5th December, 2011

80 Senses: #21 - Lunch at Vergelegen, Cape Winelands

  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape

The cape of good grape.

Scilly Cay Lobster, Anguilla
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By Isabel
On: 26th October, 2011

80 Senses #1... Lunch at Scilly Cay, Anguilla

  • Anguilla

We can't think of a more perfect place to have lunch. The island of Anguilla in the Caribbean is little more than a glorified sandbank, albeit a sandbank with some of the best beaches and finest hotels in the Windward Islands, but what really makes this island stand out is the food. The…

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By Isabel
On: 2nd August, 2010

Holidays in South Africa: Uthando Township Projects

  • South Africa

If you're heading off on holiday to South Africa, be sure to get under the skin of local culture with non-profit organisation Uthando. As our expert Issy discovered, it'll give you a unique and insightful look at Cape Town.