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Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

10 Year Anniversary for Original Travel

  • UK

Original Travel Turns 10!

Dog Sledding, Swedish Lapland

By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

10 Best Big Short Breaks

  • Cuba
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Russia

Way back in the mists of time, or on January 17th 2003 to be exact, Original Travel launched on an unsuspecting world with its natty new concept, the Big Short Break. The portfolio of trips were designed to provide what A A Gill called an 'espresso break' - a short, sharp hit of travel that…

Sasaab Camp, Kenya

By Tom
On: 15th January, 2013

Africa Holidays with a View from the Tub!

  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia

Known for its vast wilderness, Africa has some truly breathtaking views. And what better way to enjoy than from a relaxing bath?! Here are our luxury holidays in Africa with a view from the tub...

Anguilla Island Beach

By Tom
On: 8th January, 2013

Tailor made Caribbean Holidays: A Bespoke Getaway for Anna Wintour

  • Anguilla
  • Caribbean

The Editor-at-Large of American Vogue would be the first to know that the Caribbean is very much back in fashion. Gone is much of the chintzy hotel décor of old, to be replaced by a new clutch of seriously slick hotels offering service to rival that in other luxury destinations, while those…

Sand dunes in the Empty Quarter

By Tom
On: 8th January, 2013

Oman Camping and Mountain Trekking in the Desert

  • Oman

The English explorer Wilfred Thesiger spent the best part of six years living with Bedouin tribesmen in the Empty Quarter in modern day Oman. If he was alive today, I'd be hugely tempted to suggest going back to the place he loved so much. I know he'd be relieved to find that the beautiful…

Santonrini Sunset

By Tom
On: 8th January, 2013

5 Places to Watch the Best Sunsets in the World

  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Guatemala

The quickest way to get a taste of the sublime? Head to one of these five destinations to watch what we consider to be some of the best sunsets in the world...

Peloponnese Coast

By Tom
On: 8th January, 2013

Top Holiday Destinations 2013

  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Sudan
  • Uzbekistan

Discover our top luxury holiday destinations for 2013, ranging from the culturally rich Sudan to the glittering coastlines of Greece's Peloponnese…

By Tom
On: 11th December, 2012

Best Holiday Destinations 2013

Well, that was the year that was. And if there was one country on Earth that stole the headlines - well, the happy ones at least - it was good ol' Great Britain. Here's what's coming up next in the luxury travel world...

By Tom
On: 29th November, 2012

Spotlight on Jordan: Lawrence of Arabia turns 50

  • Jordan

It is the 50th Anniversary of the epic classic Lawrence of Arabia. I remember first watching it and it was quite a defining moment; the desert, the stars, the epic horse and camel battles. It was also thanks to Lawrence that I was initially persuaded to visit Jordan.

An aerial of the island of Mauritius

By Tom
On: 22nd November, 2012

Amazing Things to do in Mauritius

  • Mauritius

The mere mention of Mauritius conjures up images of beautiful beaches punctuated with palm trees and gorgeous clear sea water. Nice, but if you're looking for something a little different to do on holiday, check out the following ideas for alternative ways to while away the time in Mauritius...