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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 16th March, 2021

Love is Patient: How to Honeymoon in 2021 and 2022

We've been admirably resourceful during lockdown, with Zoom calls allowing us to celebrate birthdays, office drinks and anniversaries. Weddings, however, are another matter entirely, and rather than make do digitally, couples have quite rightly chosen to add "I Do's" to their "To Do's"…

girl with open arms

By Susie T
On: 9th March, 2021

Countries Welcoming Brits with Open Arms

  • Portugal
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Cyprus
  • Greece

If you could take a sneak peek into the future, what would you look for? In 'normal times' the answer might be this Saturday's lottery numbers, or the next Grand National winner, but right now all our wanderlust-saturated minds want to know is where we'll be able to travel again this summer.

By Susie T
On: 22nd January, 2021

Digital Backpacking: Where to Visit Virtually in February Half Term 2021

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Sweden
  • Montenegro
  • Amsterdam
  • The Dolomites
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Japan

After the post-Christmas wind-down weeks and the January blues, many families look forward to a trip away for February half term to re-energise and reset. February half term 2021 may look a little different, but while we may not be able to enjoy an actual escape from the British winter this…

Hiker on Utah rock

By Susie T
On: 3rd December, 2020

So Many Questions...

With lockdown ending, vaccines coming along like London buses and quarantine restrictions slashed, things are finally looking up. They're also moving fast, which tends to throw up more questions than answers. Enter the cavalry (that's us). Granted, we can't untangle the complications of…

By Susie T
On: 10th November, 2020

A Perfect Day: 24 Hours in New York City

  • New York

Feeling overwhelmed trying to plan the perfect day in New York? Big Apple enthusiast and Original Travel Content Manager, Susie Thorne, tells us exactly what to do with 24 hours in New York to get the best out of this vibrant and culture-filled city.

By Susie T
On: 2nd November, 2020

Baby On Board: The Best Holiday Destinations with a Baby or Toddler

  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Cyprus
  • Italy
  • France

New parents: welcome to the exciting world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your travel habits, but we're here to help with the transition. What you're ideally looking for at this nascent stage is child-friendly hotels that are also wonderfully parent…

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…