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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 30th September, 2015

The Many Faces of Copenhagen

  • Denmark
  • Copenhagen

Confession alert: I wish I was Danish. Having just returned from the land of blondes, bicycles and salted liquorice (don't ask), it's fair to say I now harbour something akin to evangelist sentiment towards this Scandinavian wonder-country. Oh yes, a long weekend in the capital, Copenhagen,…

Geyser in Gullfoss, Iceland

By Susie T
On: 9th September, 2015

Where We've Been in 2015

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • California
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • Iceland

'Twas a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January 2003 when Original Travel was officially brought into the world. Its mission? To make sure you have the most wonderful holiday experiences imaginable, down to the very last detail. And 12 years, 8 months, 3 days and a few hours later that…

By Susie T
On: 2nd September, 2015

Where You've Been in 2015

  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Puglia
  • Indonesia
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Morocco
  • Cyprus

As your travel guardian angels we often write about and share our experiences of the destinations we've been lucky enough to visit, but enough about us, let's talk about you. Let's talk about the amazing places and experiences we've organised for our lovely clients this year. We're talking…

By Susie T
On: 10th August, 2015

Let's Talk "Deep Cuts"

  • Slovenia
  • Indonesia
  • Uruguay
  • Croatia
  • Madagascar

Nope, we're not making a political commentary on the state of the economy and we've not been listening to too much Cat Stevens (obviously that's not possible). We're talking about the Urban Dictionary definition (which technically pertains to music… but let's not dwell on that): true gems…

By Susie T
On: 3rd August, 2015

Find your Inner Adventurer

  • The Lake District
  • Japan
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Indonesia
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."

Aruora in Iceland's night sky

By Susie T
On: 2nd July, 2015

Fill Your Holiday Bucket List

The holiday bucket list. Everyone's got one. And making sure you get every last destination and experience ticked off before kicking said bucket is undoubtedly (understatement alert) a challenge. But that's what your travel guardian angels are here for (hint: that's us) and we're going to…

By Susie T
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • India

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all…

Mountain Scenery in Indonesia

By Susie T
On: 12th May, 2015

Off the Beaten Track in Indonesia

  • The Far East
  • Indonesia
  • Flores & Komodo

Indonesia is a destination that generally conjures images of beautiful Balinese beaches and eating, praying and loving à la Julia Roberts. And don't get me wrong that all sounds pretty fantastic but with over 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles, there's a fair bit more to explore in the…

By Susie T
On: 28th April, 2015

Five Ultimate African Safari Experiences

  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania

The Swahili word safari, meaning long journey, was first introduced into the English language in the nineteenth century. Fast forward to 2015 and the term has come to represent a whole raft of bucket list experiences, from walking safaris to canoeing, horse riding and even flying.…

maldives ocean

By Susie T
On: 2nd April, 2015

Unusual Spa Treatments & Experiences in the Maldives

  • Indian Ocean
  • Maldives

For many, travel is all about experiencing other cultures, understanding different traditions and learning about a country's rich historical tapestry. It's about throwing yourself out of your comfort zone, assaulting your senses with new sights, smells, sounds and really getting beneath the…