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Bear cubs in British Columbia

By Abby
On: 14th February, 2019

On the Lookout: the Best Places to See Bears in Canada

  • British Columbia
  • Churchill
  • Canada
  • Vancouver

These majestic creatures are found across Canada, so those going on a bear (sighting) hunt for grizzly, black, or polar are in luck. The animals have the largest and most complex brains of any North American mammal, as well as enormous teeth and claws that put them right at the top of the…

husky

By Natalie
On: 13th December, 2018

Where to go in January

  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Laos
  • Antarctica
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

While the rest of the country dejectedly throws out the Quality Street rejects (Strawberry Delight, anyone?) and valiantly attempts a Dry January, why not beat the blues by jetting off to pastures new this January? Whether you're looking for good old fashioned outdoorsy adventure,…

gatlinburg north carolina
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 4th October, 2018

Best places to see Fall Colours in North America

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • British Columbia Coast

Off the back of our seemingly endless summer, here at Original Travel we're getting excited for woolly jumper weather, pumpkin-spiced lattes and apple and blackberry crumble. As autumn fast encroaches on the last of the summer rays, Mother Nature's russet blanket is starting to descend upon…

Sri Lanka hill country
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 11th September, 2018

Get Organised: What You Should Be Booking Now For 2019

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Sri Lanka
  • Namibia

After such a beautiful summer (/seriously sweaty heatwave), it's proving quite tricky to get our heads around the fact that it's actually over **sigh**. And how is it nearly time for Christmas again? The very idea of 2019 being just around the corner feels totally alien and yet here we are,…

Wooden speedboat
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

the steam ship sudan
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 12th April, 2018

Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019

  • Canada
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Canary Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Namibia

Life often feels like a whirlwind of work, social commitments and life admin: frankly it's exhausting. Well, that's where your travel guardian angels come in (that's us). We're here to show you the light and point you towards the giant beacon of hope that is a holiday. And when it comes to…

driving through canadian woods
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 17th August, 2017

Hit The Road: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Canada

"It's not the destination, it's the journey" - said every cheesy, road to redemption reality show presenter ever. But they might just be on to something, you know. When the journey involves switch-back turns through epic mountains, cruising along sweeping coastlines or trundling through…

Galopagos view from Bartolome Island
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…

Treehotel, Sweden
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

Lima
Image of Jacqui Brooks

By Jacqui
On: 5th April, 2017

Summer 2017: The Best Holiday Destinations

  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • Indonesia
  • Tanzania
  • Greece

The kids are on school holidays, Honeymooners are departing the UK shores in their droves and the rest of us are keen for an escape should the British summer not quite go to plan weather-wise…