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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 19th July, 2016

Delightful Dunks

  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Turks & Caicos
  • India
  • Oman

You know you're officially on holiday when you dive head first (or climb gracefully, or bomb, you get the picture) in to the cool, refreshing water of the hotel's swimming pool. And we're not talking about any old 25m situation, we're talking infinity pools with beautiful views, romantic…

New Zealand Roads

By Susie T
On: 8th July, 2016

Original Travel Does Top Gear: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • USA
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Canada

Dear Top Gear Producers, we couldn't help but notice that you haven't had much luck in the presenter department in the last year or two. Perhaps it's time for a gear change (see what we did there?) and we are officially throwing our hats in the ring. Here's the pitch: fewer of the…

Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland

By Susie T
On: 20th June, 2016

All Aboard the Scand-Wagon: Where & When to see the Northern Lights

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Iceland
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Svalbard

Have a gander at most people's bucket list and somewhere on there you're likely to find the words 'see the Northern Lights'. And for good reason, this is nature at its rawest and most spectacular; ethereal streams of green, blue, pink and yellow light pierce, swirl and dance across the night…

By Susie T
On: 20th May, 2016

Family Africa: Where to Take the Kids this Summer

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Morocco

Time away with the family is a precious commodity and making sure you find a destination with the perfect blend of relaxation (for tired parents) and fun activities (for curious kids) can be (understatement alert) something of a challenge. Well, that's where we come in and if you're looking…

Diving with Fan Coral

By Susie T
On: 13th May, 2016

Dive in with Original Diving

While we regularly spout our merry manifesto about the wonders of the world as seen from dry land, we're also major fans of the ocean and all it has to offer, from (tongue twisters alert) kaleidoscopically colourful coral to magnificent marine life and ludicrously luxurious liveaboard boats.…

Honeymoon Suite

By Susie T
On: 11th April, 2016

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Central America

  • Central America
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Belize

Your honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday you'll ever take… no pressure, then. Well that's where we come in, as your travel guardian angels it's our mission to make sure you have the most superlative-ridden honeymoon of all time. And the first step to such honeymoon heaven is…

View across Valletta

By Susie T
On: 8th April, 2016

The Mediterranean: More Than Just a Beach Holiday

  • Valletta
  • Cyprus
  • Italy
  • Mallorca

Mention of Summer in the Mediterranean generally conjures images of endless stretches of sandy beach, hazy sunny days, olive-scented air and sun-kissed skin. And while this all sounds rather dreamy, there is so much more to this glorious corner of the world than just beaches. The historic…

By Susie T
On: 1st April, 2016

A Vote to Float: Brexit Solved

Are you sitting down? Good, because we've got news: we've solved the 'Brexit' issue (cue rapturous applause). No, we're not starting a political party and we haven't temporarily taken leave of our senses; we've decided that Britain should simply uproot and float away. While various…

By Susie T
On: 30th March, 2016

Five of the Best: Spring Breaks

  • Oman
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Italy
  • Peloponnese
  • Muscat
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Marrakech
  • Puglia
  • Greece

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, not with the US phenomenon of a week of wild partying during 'Spring Break' (although I can neither confirm nor deny that kind of behaviour), but with the Big Short Break. Adventures for those who are short on time but in search…

Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2016

Suite Treats

  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Madagascar
  • France
  • USA
  • Maldives

George Osborne may have declared war on sweets with the introduction of his sugar tax in this year's budget but luckily we get our kicks from the suite (see what I did there?) treats of an altogether different kind. Our suite tooth (sorry, can't help it) is rather partial to the exceptional…