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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2020

Keep Track! Our Top Five Train Journeys That Are Better Than Plane Journeys

  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies

They say that the journey is as important as the destination, but let's face it: flying is pretty boring, not to mention environmentally suspect (although, if you haven't heard, we do off-set 100% of air and ground travel for all clients and staff), so we want to sing the praises of an…

Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 20th December, 2019

Slow Amazing - Our Favourite 'Slow Travel' Destinations for 2020

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Egypt

Here at Original Travel, we're big believers in the benefits of Slow Travel (which we define as travelling by modes of transport other than plane or car; such as train, horse, walking, biking, boating and more). As well as giving you the chance to appreciate and connect with your…

Emily

By Emily
On: 22nd November, 2019

Born To Run - Where to Run Around the World

  • USA
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Myanmar (Burma)

The idea of going for a run on holiday might sound like your idea of a living nightmare, but hear us out. Running can be the perfect way to explore a new place while gaining a totally new perspective of your surroundings. Getting up bright and early and heading out for a run can give you the…

rounding up the herd

By Olivia
On: 14th August, 2019

The Best Places In The World To Channel Your Inner Cowboy

  • The American West
  • Montana and Wyoming
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Australia

Who hasn't, at some point, imagined themselves galloping across a prairie, Clint Eastwood-style, decked-out in leather and a Stetson? Just us? The popularity of ranching holidays would suggest otherwise, as people swap the nine-to-five for a bit of Western wish fulfilment and the chance to…

woman with a suitcase

By Ella
On: 30th May, 2019

Travel Like Marie Kondo

  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Seychelles
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Bhutan
  • Australia
  • Uganda
  • South Africa

"Spark Joy". A wonderful phrase that's become synonymous with the Japanese tidying expert-turned-bestselling-author-turned-Netflix-star Marie Kondo. Her method is satisfyingly simple - go through each of your belongings and ask yourself the question: 'Does this item spark joy?' If the answer…

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By Tom
On: 3rd May, 2019

The Greatest Road Trip Panoramic Pit Stops

  • Puglia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Uruguay
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Namibia
  • Canada
  • The South Island
  • New Zealand

You're here for the freedom of the open road, but do stop to take in the sheer magnificence of your surroundings...

People Jumping Off a Cliff
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 11th April, 2019

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • Spain
  • Nicaragua
  • Australia
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Cuba
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Tanzania

'New year, new me'. Many of us have uttered those immortal words, certain that this year we really will start morning spinning classes and dedicate our evenings to learning Spanish. Almost inevitably, once the first week of best intentions wears off, those resolutions start to slip. In fact,…

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By Tom
On: 28th March, 2019

Destination Inspiration for Slow Travel

  • Australia
  • Queensland
  • France
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Argentina
  • Chile

The frenetic pace of modern life is a common complaint, but since the world shows no signs of stopping so we can get off, we need a few less radical solutions. Enter: the concept of slow travel; an opportunity to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the world around you at a gentler pace...

airplane flying
Emily

By Emily
On: 31st January, 2019

Take Flight: the Best New Flight Routes for 2019

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • Australia

If you're looking to fly away to pastures new in 2019, we have compiled a list of the most exciting new flight routes from around the world to give you some inspiration. While some are opening up new destinations previously hard to reach, others are creating the opportunity for some cool…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 24th January, 2019

Scenic Soaks: Best Places to Swim Around the World

  • Mexico
  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • Jordan
  • Thailand

Our wonderful planet is made up of over 70% water, meaning finding the perfect spot for a dip is (understatement of the century alert) something of a challenge. Lucky for you, our team of experts have scoured the globe for the most scenic soaks going. It's time to dig out the swimsuit, dust…