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By Susie T
On: 14th December, 2017

Five Reasons to Visit Los Cabos in 2018

  • Los Cabos

From hunter-gatherers to conquistadors, Jesuit missionaries and even pirates, Los Cabos has played host to a colourful array of people throughout its history, although these days you're more likely to bump into a Hollywood A-lister enjoying Spring Break in 'Cabo'. And while the region has a…

dancing in lima

By Susie T
On: 30th November, 2017

Spring Break 2018: Destination Inspiration

  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • India
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Peru
  • Grenada
  • The Dolomites

Winter is here. The woolly hats are on, layering to Michelin-man proportions is back in fashion and we've all begun to ponder when it's legitimate to start scoffing mince pies. It's a magical time, we can all agree. So naturally we've decided to by-pass all that and look ahead to spring -…

food market in Hanoi, Vietnam

By Susie T
On: 7th November, 2017

Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

  • Tasmania
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • USA

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

scuba diving in coral reefs

By Susie T
On: 3rd November, 2017

The Latest National Obsession: Blue Planet II

  • Belize
  • Gozo
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Sulawesi

At exactly 9:01pm last Sunday a collective sigh could be heard ringing out across the nation - Attenborough et al have done it again. Another scintillating series of Blue Planet is back on our telly boxes and all Sunday evening social engagements for the next six weeks have been kiboshed in…

giraffes by river

By Susie T
On: 22nd September, 2017

Five Reasons You Should Go to Uganda Right Now

  • Uganda

Poised at the crossroads between the East African savannah and the Central African rainforest, Uganda has gone from being the 'pearl of Africa' (or so said a certain Winston Churchill), to something of a diamond in the rough (so said… us) as a result of a politically turbulent few decades…

angthong national park koh samui

By Susie T
On: 29th August, 2017

Winter Sun-spiration

  • Ethiopia
  • Thailand
  • Antigua
  • Kenya
  • France

True 'Britishness' is surely defined by our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies continue to show that we Brits are increasingly suffering from a lack of Vitamin D. The answer? Escape to sunnier climes, of course.…

By Susie T
On: 22nd August, 2017

Sensational Cities: Our Ultimate City Adventures

  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Fez
  • Cusco
  • Japan

The word holiday often conjures up images of white sandy beaches, delicious fruity cocktails and a good holiday-read. However, here at Original Travel, we also pine for something a little more…dynamic. That is to say that we absolutely love a great city. Think culture, history and…

driving through canadian woods

By Susie T
On: 17th August, 2017

Hit The Road: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Canada

"It's not the destination, it's the journey" - said every cheesy, road to redemption reality show presenter ever. But they might just be on to something, you know. When the journey involves switch-back turns through epic mountains, cruising along sweeping coastlines or trundling through…

By Susie T
On: 7th August, 2017

Lights. Camera. Action: It's Show Time...

  • Albania
  • USA
  • Costa Rica
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

Who else was totally enthralled by Joanna Lumley in India and Wild Alaska Live? Both gave fascinating insights into some of the most beautiful corners of our planet, and made us want to immediately grab our passports and head off in search of adventure. But what should we watch on the telly…

Aerial view of Cape Town

By Susie T
On: 13th July, 2017

African Adventures (There's More Than Safaris)

  • South Africa
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Ethiopia
  • Namibia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Morocco

When we say Africa, you dig out the binoculars and khaki trousers and begin practising your best David Attenborough voice, right? Wrong! While safaris might hog most of the African holiday limelight, there is so much more to this supremely diverse continent, from mind-blowing scenery to…