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Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 26th September, 2013

Loafing Abroad: The Best Luxury Hotels in the World

  • Estonia
  • Maldives
  • France
  • Oman
  • Muscat
  • French Polynesia

In ten years of owning a travel company I've found that clients fall into two very distinct camps. For some, the hotel is a mere utility - a roof over their heads at night while they pack endless activities into busy daytime schedules. For others, it's only about the hotel, and the thought…

By Tom
On: 18th September, 2013

South America Holidays: Our Latin Loves

  • Belize
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Peru

It's all about Latin America right now, so Stephanie and Saskia from our South America team have put together their current five favoritos destinos! Read on to find out where you should head for your next exclusive South American escape...

Oreo Cupcake

By Tom
On: 9th August, 2013

New York Oreo Cupcake Recipe

  • USA
  • New York

A simple Oreo cupcake recipe with a twist that Original Travels' Pip picked up in New York City!

By Tom
On: 14th June, 2013

Europe this summer (Alternative and Affordable)

  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Gozo
  • Italy

It's all about Europe this summer, and while we're delighted that everyone is content with the continent it does mean that the usual hot (please let it be so) spots will be as busy as ever. The solution? Explore the parts of Europe that fly under the radar - the 'forgotten abouts' and 'not…

Turks and Caicos islands beach

By Tom
On: 4th April, 2013

Waterside Holidays: You'll never have to leave the beach...

  • Belize
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mozambique
  • New Zealand

From sophisticated Scandinavian design hotels floating in the sea, to barefoot luxury beach-side villas on laidback islands, we know the world's finest luxury waterside holidays...

Travel tips

By Tom
On: 7th March, 2013

Travel Advice: Those Vital Travel Apps

For the technophobe or technophile, smartphone apps can make the complicated easier, and the simple more fun. There is a vast and ever increasing number of travel related apps available today, so take our travel advice and read our favourite top ten travel apps specifically for iPhone.

By Tom
On: 25th February, 2013

Our first Sharky and George Holiday

  • Oman

Our first Sharky and George Holiday

beach sao tome

By Tom
On: 5th February, 2013

Experience True Bliss with an African Honeymoon

  • Africa
  • South Africa

Beautiful beaches? Tick. Uber-romantic and remote lodges? Tick. Super-spoiling service and the potential for post-wedding pampering? Tick. The chance for a bit of adventure should the mood take you? Tick. On the face of it Africa has a lot going for it as a potential honeymoon destination,…

Hotel Exterior

By Tom
On: 28th January, 2013

The Dolomites : The San Lorenzo Lodge

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • The Dolomites

When Original Travel heard about the new luxury San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites, founder Al made a beeline for it - and, in the name of research, discovered that it was the gem the region had been waiting for.

By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

Best Beaches in the World

  • Cambodia
  • Greece
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • UK

The world has countless breathtaking beaches, but which one should definitely not be missed? Here is our selection of the best beaches in the world, ranging from the UK to Australia.