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Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 13th September, 2012

Travel Guides: Expert-Led Journeys

  • Egypt
  • Italy
  • South Africa

What exactly are Expert-Led Journeys? Original Travel founder Tom explains that they're all about small groups, big experiences.

Sri Lanka

By Tom
On: 10th September, 2012

The Magic of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

My brother lives in Singapore, and I was lucky enough to combine a recent visit with a unique holiday to Sri Lanka - a country I have been longing to visit ever since I was a child, growing up fascinated by stories my grandmother told me of living in what was once Ceylon - a country seeped…

sulfur houses in Georgia

By Tom
On: 31st May, 2012

Georgia: Back to Tbilisi via Batumi (Part 5)

  • Georgia
  • Finland

The ultimate in unusual holiday destinations, and following on from part four, this is the final instalment of our five-part blog series about Georgia...

Svaneti region in Georgia

By Tom
On: 21st May, 2012

Georgia: The Svaneti Region (Part 4)

  • Europe
  • Georgia

Q: The ultimate in unusual holiday destinations? A: Georgia. This is the fourth instalment of our five part blog series about the undiscovered nation...

Gori, Georgia

By Tom
On: 18th May, 2012

Georgia: Visiting Gori (Part 3)

  • Europe
  • Georgia

Q: The ultimate in unusual holiday destinations? A: Georgia. This is the third instalment of our five part blog series about the undiscovered nation...

By Tom
On: 9th May, 2012

The Timkat Festival in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia

Perhaps one of the most joyous occasions in the Ethiopian calendar is Timkat, and for me it embodies so much that is wonderful about this country: an unadulterated joy and religious fervour, a purity of mind and body, and an overwhelming tangible happiness that is quite difficult to put into words.

By Tom
On: 8th May, 2012

Responsible Safaris in South Africa

  • South Africa

A common question regarding luxury holidays in Africa is, "Is going on a Safari an environmentally responsible thing to do?"

Monasteries in Khaki Georgia

By Tom
On: 3rd May, 2012

Georgia: Into the Georgian Countryside (Part 2)

  • Europe
  • Georgia

Imagine the landscapes of New Zealand combined with the Spanish Pyrenees, the Alps, and a sprinkling of Pembrokeshire and you're coming close to what the Georgian countryside looks like. Take a tailor made trip to this up-and-coming destination - it won't disappoint.

By Tom
On: 2nd May, 2012

Georgia: Discovering Tbilisi (Part 1)

  • Europe
  • Georgia

Q: The ultimate in unusual holiday destinations? A: Georgia. In the first instalment of our five part blog series about the undiscovered nation, Amelia finds herself falling under the spell of the captivating city of Tbilisi.

By Tom
On: 30th April, 2012

Armenia: Visit Armenia (Part 3)

  • Europe
  • Armenia

Armenia is a civilisation so rich in history, culture and religion - and now is the time to visit. Expert Amelia took a tailor made trip to the church-heavy country and found herself fascinated by all it had to offer.