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By Susie T
On: 28th September, 2020

Solitary Sojourns: The Least Crowded Places in the World to go on Holiday

  • Greenland
  • Svalbard
  • Namibia
  • Australia
  • Iceland
  • Guyana

While some of us are bursting to escape the quiet and re-join the crowds again after being in some sort of lockdown for the past few months, many of us are dreaming of prolonging the relative solitude with a break away from the crowds in a remote little corner of the world. If you're in the…

By Susie T
On: 21st September, 2020

Sweden Through The Seasons

  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Stockholm

They say you're not supposed to have favourites, but we have to admit to a few, and Sweden is most certainly one. That's why we had a little (virtual) celebration at Original Travel last week when it was announced that Sweden was officially coming off the Foreign Office quarantine naughty…

By Susie T
On: 14th September, 2020

Travel for Good: How to Support Wildlife Conservation

He's only gone and done it again. In his documentary last night Extinction: The Facts, Sir David Attenborough focussed on the impact of climate change on animal extinction, and made a powerful plea for us all to do our bit to help support wildlife conservation. We've been having the…

gondola venice

By Susie T
On: 2nd September, 2020

Travelling in the New Normal - Experiencing Venice Without the Crowds

  • Venice
  • Italy

Travelling in the time of coronavirus can be a daunting prospect. There's the concern about the flight or train journey getting there - something travellers Nadine and Matt reported on for us (spoiler: the conclusion is that it's totally fine) - and then what is it going to be like when you…

By Susie T
On: 14th August, 2020

The Best Places to Snorkel in Europe

  • Sardinia
  • Iceland
  • The Azores
  • Crete
  • Norway
  • Gozo

We love the underwater world - so much so that we have a whole specialist Original Diving team dedicated to curating itineraries for diving holidays - and it's no secret that we're also pretty enamoured with Europe. Although the sunny shores and warm waters of far flung destinations such as…

By Susie T
On: 7th July, 2020

Where We’d Like To Be: The Ultimate European Road Trip

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Italy

We're partial to a travel daydream, and lately we've been particularly taken with the idea of a retro road trip through Europe, motoring through picture perfect countryside, delving into the nooks and crannies of culture-filled cities and sampling the continent's best food and wine as we go.…

By Susie T
On: 21st May, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 4

Family quiz, friends' quiz, work quiz... lockdown has really got us exercising those general knowledge muscles. The hardest part? Finding fresh questions each week. While you might be able to recycle a few questions here and there, if you find yourself in desperate need of new material, look…

By Susie T
On: 9th April, 2020

Beer, Chocolate, Boutiques and Moules Frites: What to do on a Weekend in Brussels

Brussels - the birthplace of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude van Damme and the Marmite of Christmas side dishes, the mighty sprout. Although this petite Belgian city is often overlooked as yet another boring administrative government centre, in reality Brussels is full to the brim with…

costa rica forest

By Susie T
On: 27th March, 2020

Go on an Online Adventure with Original Travel and Oppidan Education

  • Tokyo
  • Rome
  • Norway
  • Havana
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Israel

We have partnered with the leading children's mentoring firm Oppidan Education to offer families the chance to learn about the world remotely, and enjoy online adventures, until the time soon when we are all able to visit again for real.

Flam Railway Norway Listing

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2020

Keep Track! Our Top Five Train Journeys That Are Better Than Plane Journeys

  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies

They say that the journey is as important as the destination, but let's face it: flying is pretty boring, not to mention environmentally suspect (although, if you haven't heard, we do off-set 100% of air and ground travel for all clients and staff), so we want to sing the praises of an…