Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 8th January, 2015

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Big Short Break

  • Norway
  • The Fjords
  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Croatia
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Italy
  • Florence
  • Morocco
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Turkey
  • The Aegean Coast
  • France
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Finland

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, with the Big Short Break; pocket adventures designed specifically for those who are short on time but in search of a big experience. From a three day trip of cultural immersion in Istanbul (and baklava eating, obvs) to a seven…

Babymoon planning

By Susie T
On: 8th October, 2014

5 Top Tips for Planning a Babymoon

Two of the biggest events in a person's life are getting married and having a baby. While most people spend weeks (okay, months) planning their honeymoon, the same cannot be said of the babymoon. I'm sure a few of you reading this are thinking, what even is a babymoon? Although relatively…

By Susie T
On: 25th September, 2014

36 Hours in Marrakech

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Marrakech

Picture this: you are slowly making your way through the sprawling labyrinth of alleyways that make up Marrakech's famous souq, all hope of finding your way back the way you came is lost. It's now just a case of going with it and soaking everything up because 36 hours in Marrakech is,…

image of the sun

By Susie T
On: 7th August, 2014

Late Summer Sun

  • The Algarve
  • The Alentejo
  • Mallorca
  • Indonesia
  • Baja California
  • North East Brazil
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Morocco

If you've not managed to get away this summer and you're tiring of sun-kissed colleagues and friends, September and October are perfect months to soak up some late summer sun. Whether you want to jet off to somewhere in Europe for a long weekend or fly and flop further afield, we can arrange…

aerial view of seville skyline

By Susie T
On: 19th May, 2014

A Long Weekend in Seville

  • Seville
  • Spain

Four twenty-somethings with wanderlust in search of sun, fun, culture and gastronomy. One long weekend... Seville was the perfect choice for a Bank Holiday city break.

By Susie T
On: 14th April, 2014

Challenge Accepted!

  • Botswana
  • Dalmatian Coast
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Tanzania
  • Rome

Who watched the London marathon at the weekend? I went along to cheer on a friend and as I stood there, chocolate bar and fizzy drink in hand, enthusiastically cheering (and consequently spilling most of said fizzy drink all over the poor man in front of me) as hundreds of super-fit (and…

View of Ometepe across Lake Nicaragua

By Susie T
On: 1st April, 2014

Nicaragua: Under-rated but Utterly Enchanting

  • Nicaragua

How much do you know about Nicaragua? This little gem of a destination (well, it's actually the biggest central American country) is oft-overlooked as a holiday destination when placed next to the big boys of Latin America - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico. Nicaragua was my first venture outside…

tanzania land

By Susie T
On: 6th March, 2014

Which African Safari Are You?

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

African safaris are not, in our humble opinion, marmite scenarios; rather something absolutely everyone should try and will, undoubtedly, love. Even if you're a seasoned safari-pro, there's still more to try and if you've never done it before, there's no time like the present. So, what type…