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mexico city ancient ruins

By Tom
On: 19th July, 2018

The Best of Mexico City

  • Mexico City

¡Bienvenido a Mexico City! Formerly known as DF (distrito federal) for the past two centuries, Mexico's capital changed its official name last year and is now known as Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX). Once centre of the Aztec Empire, latter day CDMX (catchier than one-time Tenochtitlan) sits gritty…

By Tom
On: 31st May, 2018

Instagram Travel Photo Competition: Terms and Conditions

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young girl looking for wildlife

By Tom
On: 22nd May, 2018

Travelling with Tweens

The world is their oyster... just don't try making them eat one. Follow these few simple ground rules and these could just be the happiest holidays you ever have...

walking in the jungle, Chiang Mai

By Tom
On: 3rd May, 2018

Walk this Way: Walking Holidays

  • Zambia
  • Vietnam
  • Uganda
  • Sweden
  • Georgia
  • Mexico
  • Greece
  • Chile
  • Argentina

As we at Original Travel often shout about, it's not just about the destination but also how you get there - 'going on a journey' if you will. As it is International Walking Month we've been thinking about how dishy Levinson Wood is... no sorry we meant the simple pleasure of walking, of…

alcazar gardens, Seville

By Tom
On: 1st May, 2018

Scrumptious Seville: Part I of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Seville
  • Spain

When people want architecture, they look to Italy; gastronomy, and you'd run to France; turquoise waters, pack your trunks you are off to Greece. And so, where does that leave Spain? A capital city that quite frankly has nothing on Paris and a coastline notorious for its hundreds of days of…

Family sightseeing in Verona

By Tom
On: 29th March, 2018

Europe for Youths

  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Greece

Elsewhere in our blog we've talked about Travelling with Teenagers, given Teen to Teen Advice as well as Parental Advice on family holidays all around the far flung corners of our glorious globe. Now that every hidden nook and secret cranny is now in play with teens in tow, let's not forget…

griffith observatory

By Tom
On: 7th March, 2018

Hollywood’s Hottest Holiday Destinations

  • Cambodia
  • Jordan
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • California
  • New Zealand

Quite literally picture perfect, the settings of our favourite Hollywood blockbusters might often seem too beautiful to be true. But rest assured, in a world of CGI and Photoshop, there are still some locations that are film-worthy all on their own. To celebrate this week's Oscar week in Los…

By Tom
On: 8th February, 2018

My First... Cultural Adventure: Rome

  • Rome
  • Italy

Rome might just be our favourite city in Europe so it's doubly delicious that it also works so well for families. We have access to superb guides who are experts in their fields - be that archaeology or history of art - but also in another key art; that of teaching children without them…

By Tom
On: 6th February, 2018

A Sicilian Road Trip

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

I recently went on a road trip around the beautiful island of Sicily in Southern Italy (which also happens to be the largest island in the Mediterranean). Sicily may not be somewhere that immediately springs to mind as a road trip destination in comparison to California's Route 66 or the…

Verbier

By Tom
On: 25th January, 2018

The Best of Verbier

  • Verbier

The focal point of the huge Four Valleys ski area in Switzerland, Verbier might just be the perfect all-round Alpine ski resort. Sure, St Anton wins - just - in the après-ski stakes, Zermatt might be (even) prettier and Chamonix has the ultimate gnarly off-piste action, but Verbier delivers…