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By Tom
On: 19th February, 2020

Top Six Things to do in Egypt

  • Egypt
  • Pyramids and the Red Sea
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile

From the pyramids in Cairo to the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, Egypt is a short haul shoo-in.

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By Tom
On: 10th February, 2020

Our Top Destinations for a Microadventure

  • Malta
  • Singapore
  • Rwanda
  • Cape Town

Here's the bottom line: we work hard, we're busy, and we want to spend our free time doing something meaningful. Long and leisurely holidays exploring a destination are all well and good, but there's a lot to be said about a bite-sized trip that's chock full of experiences from start to…

Waterfalls in Iceland
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By Tom
On: 6th February, 2020

Destination Inspiration for Adventure Holidays in 2020

  • Antarctica
  • Mongolia
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand

Does the idea of lying on a beach reading a book fill you with horror? If so, read on for four more adventurous alternatives to a 'fly and flop' holiday.

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By Tom
On: 30th January, 2020

Top Six Things to do in Peru

  • Peru
  • Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • The Peruvian Amazon
  • Paracas, Nazca & Ica

Here are some of the highlights in South America's third largest country...

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By Tom
On: 22nd January, 2020

Destination Inspiration for Music

  • India
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Morocco

If music be the food of your travels, visit these places to broaden your aural horizons...

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By Tom
On: 18th January, 2020

World Religion Day - Our Top Religious Sites and Festivals

  • Ladakh
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malta
  • Seville
  • Mexico
  • Cusco
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Israel

World Religion Day is on Sunday 19th January this year, with the organisers keen to stress the importance of religion and spirituality in unifying humans around the world. They've got a point, because despite a few very obvious on-going (and seemingly implacable) religious rivalries around…

How to Travel Responsibly: Rainforest
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By Tom
On: 3rd January, 2020

How to Travel Responsibly: Our Top Tips

Responsible travel, sustainable travel, eco-travel - call the concept what you will, but these buzzwords are making waves, and with good reason. We all want to safeguard our beloved planet, but we don't want to (and shouldn't) give up travel altogether, so how can we create the conditions…

Trending Destination: Kyrgyzstan
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By Tom
On: 3rd January, 2020

Trending Destinations: What's Hot for 2020

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • China
  • Israel
  • The Azores
  • Nicaragua
  • Corsica
  • Egypt

Taking the planet's pulse is a particularly pleasurable part of our job, and each year we predict which destinations will hit the heights. So, without further delay, we introduce Original Travel's magnificent seven trending destinations for 2020. Some are entirely new destinations for us,…

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By Tom
On: 4th December, 2019

Exploring British Columbia’s Magnificent Wildlife

  • British Columbia

British Columbia has around 16,000 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline (islands included) and endless untamed wilderness that make ideal habitats for the region's magnificent wildlife. By day, head out to spot bears, whales and eagles on foot, by kayak or by floatplane. Come evening, learn…

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By Tom
On: 7th November, 2019

How To Do Rome With Kids - Part Two

  • Italy
  • Rome

Rome is a magical destination for families, but as with any successful trip, the proof is in the planning, so here are our direcor and founder Tom Barber's continued top tips for the perfect family trip to the Eternal City…