Olivia Lee

couple cliff jumping

By Olivia
On: 18th August, 2020

Summer Loving: The Best Places to Visit in September for Couples

  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Greece
  • Porto & the Douro Valley

For many, September heralds a return to the school run as the lazy, hazy endless summer days are replaced with the hustle and bustle of back to work and school. If you are thinking about escaping for a late summer break, Europe in September is always a good idea. For some, September is akin…

tropical island from above

By Olivia
On: 7th August, 2020

Remote Island Holidays: Our Favourite Exotic Hideaways

  • Andaman Islands
  • San Juan Islands
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast
  • Zanzibar
  • Mafia Island
  • Pemba Island
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Fiji

Fancy escaping reality for a moment? Us too. Lockdown lows might have reached their trough a few weeks ago, but now the world is starting to open up again and we are beginning to regain some sort of normality in our lives. In this new normal, all of those daydreams about far-flung exotic…

woman on a scenic swing

By Olivia
On: 29th July, 2020

Our Favourite Sabbaticals for 2021

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Borneo
  • Costa Rica
  • California
  • Paris
  • Japan
  • Argentina

So far, 2020 has been a year that no one is going to forget in a hurry. Many of us have had to adapt to working from home, rethink how we travel, and consider that age-old question of work-life-balance which has been brought to the forefront of people's minds by the coronavirus crisis. The…

dog in a car window

By Olivia
On: 17th July, 2020

Dogs on a Train - Top Tips for Travelling to Europe with Pets

  • Europe
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland

A road trip to Europe is one thing (it's an epic thing if you ask us), but taking the whole family, including your favourite four-legged friends, along for the ride is a recipe for an even more epic European adventure. The bonus? You don't have to think about who can pet-sit for you when you…

iceland couple waterfall

By Olivia
On: 24th June, 2020

Remote Rendezvous: Alternative Honeymoon Destinations

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Morocco
  • Fez
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Danube Delta

If you and your betrothed are not the type to yearn for a cookie-cutter honeymoon - perhaps the shimmering shores of the Caribbean, or maybe the rousingly romantic rue's of Paris are not calling your name - may we take the liberty of serving up some delightfully alternative honeymoon…

world map

By Olivia
On: 17th June, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 8

We know you've been waiting for it all week, it's time for Original Travel's weekly travel quiz! It's week eight, so you've got more than a few weeks of travel trivia under your belt, now its time to hit the big quiz leagues. Being the world-class travel nerds that we are, the team at…


By Olivia
On: 10th June, 2020

How to Travel Green

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Norway
  • Europe
  • France
  • California

Green travel, or responsible travel as we like to call it, is becoming increasingly important as we all become more aware of the environmental impact of travelling. Don't worry - this isn't intended to be a preachy blog about how to be the 'perfect traveller'. In fact, an absolutist attitude…

world map

By Olivia
On: 28th May, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 5

Here at Original Travel, we like to think of ourselves as world-class travel nerds. That's right - no one loves a spot of travel trivia more than us, but since everyone is staying at home at the moment, we have lost our chance to flex our travel muscles. The solution? Our weekly Original…

rounding up the herd

By Olivia
On: 14th August, 2019

The Best Places In The World To Channel Your Inner Cowboy

  • The American West
  • Montana and Wyoming
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Australia

Who hasn't, at some point, imagined themselves galloping across a prairie, Clint Eastwood-style, decked-out in leather and a Stetson? Just us? The popularity of ranching holidays would suggest otherwise, as people swap the nine-to-five for a bit of Western wish fulfilment and the chance to…

children in a classroom

By Olivia
On: 12th June, 2019

Enrol Into The School Of Life

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Iceland
  • Botswana
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Seminyak & Southern Bali
  • North Bali

It might sound clichéd, but travel is one of life's greatest teachers. Whether you want to encourage your kiddos to learn by taking them to see the frescos in Florence, or by meeting the cast of The Lion King and understanding their habitat on a Big Five safari in South Africa, our travel…