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By Jacqui
On: 2nd March, 2020

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand

Your honeymoon is the most memorable trip of your lifetime, a holiday you'll reminisce on in years to come with fondness and happy memories. So understandably you'll want to pick the perfect destination. But in a world with so many beautiful countries, which one to choose? We've searched far…

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By Jacqui
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…

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By Jacqui
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…

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By Jacqui
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…

Lima
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By Jacqui
On: 5th April, 2017

Summer 2017: The Best Holiday Destinations

  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • Indonesia
  • Tanzania
  • Greece

The kids are on school holidays, Honeymooners are departing the UK shores in their droves and the rest of us are keen for an escape should the British summer not quite go to plan weather-wise…

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By Jacqui
On: 24th March, 2017

Great Global Bake Off

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Singapore

We're a (healthily) competitive lot here at Original Travel and all this recent chat about the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off got us thinking. Why just Britain? And why just baking? Cue the drawing of continental battle lines and each team putting forward their region's finest…

Parrot Cay Bedroom
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By Jacqui
On: 12th April, 2016

The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos

  • Turks & Caicos

Boasting immaculate beaches, bath-warm tropical seas, ultra-luxurious hotels, the least rainfall of any Caribbean island nation and a lobster season that lasts from August to April, the Turks and Caicos Islands should definitely be at the top of the Caribbean holiday hit list.

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By Jacqui
On: 11th March, 2016

Five of our Favourite Cool Combos

  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Amsterdam
  • Anguilla
  • Iceland
  • British Columbia
  • Singapore
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Northern Sulawesi

Question: what do the following have in common? Gin & tonic, Rodney & Del Boy, Andy Murray & Wimbledon (and while we're on the subject, strawberries & cream), bacon & eggs and finally, a nice strong wind & Donald Trump's hair. Yes, you got it; they're all cool combos,…

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By Jacqui
On: 24th April, 2015

Find your Happy Place

Those lovely folks at the United Nations have again presented us all with the World Happiness Index, letting us know where we should live to constantly be feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. The good news for us at Original Travel, is that the top five are all spots that we know inside out,…

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By Jacqui
On: 22nd April, 2015

Top Five Luxury Family Resorts for this Summer

  • Jamaica
  • Borneo
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Maldives

The perfect family holiday needs to get the balance just right; that precious time to spend together away from the demands of daily life and work, coupled with a little R&R for the parents, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are well cared for, and having buckets of fun.…