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By Clare Jackson
On: 8th November, 2018

Trending Travel Destinations for 2019

  • Montenegro
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Rwanda
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • Oman

The nights are drawing in and almost certainly some shop somewhere has put up the Christmas lights so naturally we've decided to bypass all that and start thinking about 2019 instead. We've looked deep into our crystal ball, studied the tea leaves and read the runes (whatever they are) and…

Indian man cooking in the street in Rajasthan
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By Jess
On: 22nd October, 2018

Live Like a Local

  • Latin America & Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Sweden
  • Laos
  • Indonesia

The way we travel is constantly evolving. Destinations fall in and out of favour and technology makes more and more of the world accessible, but the current trend du jour is definitely all about circumventing your fellow sightseers and living like a local while on holiday. That's where we…

a luscious river scene
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By Jess
On: 25th May, 2018

Secret Scenes

  • Namibia
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Cambodia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka

We all know that slightly smug feeling of having discovered something new, be it an experience or a place. We also all know the struggle that follows - do you let the cat out of the bag? Or do you keep schtum and save it for yourself? Well, our inner blabber-mouth just can't keep it together…

cartagena colourful streets

By Ollie
On: 31st October, 2017

Discovering the New and Improved Colombia

  • Colombia

Colombia - an absolute whopper of a country both geographically speaking (although it's no Brazil) and in terms of its diversity. It may forever remain synonymous with one particular resident (thanks, Narcos), however, on my trip to this colourful (in more ways than one) country I discovered…

Halong Bay
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By Jess
On: 3rd April, 2017

Where we're going in 2017

  • Tangier & the North
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Colombia
  • Vietnam
  • Mauritius
  • Zambia
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Antarctica

It can be difficult to keep up with the best 'it' destinations of the moment but we have the inside track on the hottest hotels and activities across the globe. We selflessly visit all the locations we recommend to ensure that the sea on your private beach really is as crystal clear as it…

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By Jess
On: 8th November, 2016

Spotlight on Latin America

  • Latin America & Antarctica
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Argentina

Latin America has it all, whether you're meandering through the bustling, colourful markets of the world's highest capital city, La Paz, reclining with a robust malbec in Mendoza, or soaking up the sun on the picture perfect beaches of Brazil. It's a region that has enthralled Original…

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By Jacqui
On: 11th March, 2016

Five of our Favourite Cool Combos

  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Amsterdam
  • Anguilla
  • Iceland
  • British Columbia
  • Singapore
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Northern Sulawesi

Question: what do the following have in common? Gin & tonic, Rodney & Del Boy, Andy Murray & Wimbledon (and while we're on the subject, strawberries & cream), bacon & eggs and finally, a nice strong wind & Donald Trump's hair. Yes, you got it; they're all cool combos,…

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By Guest blogger
On: 10th April, 2014

Our Little Black Book of Travel

  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Tanzania
  • Colombia
  • Oman

Percy Shelley once wrote "Soul meets soul on lovers' lips." However, at Original Travel we like to think that soul meets soul on a far flung holiday... Spring is in the air and we've cast our favourite romantic holidays as characters in our very own Little Black Book. Don Juan, this one's…

Child relaxing in Bora Bora
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By Guest blogger
On: 13th June, 2013

Family Holiday Advice

  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Jordan
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • UK

Family holidays are tricky at the best of times but never fear, we're on hand to dish out some travel advice for the brat packers out there...

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By Guest blogger
On: 29th March, 2012

Colombia: Tayrona National Park (Part 2)

  • Colombia
  • Santa Marta & Tayrona
  • Bogotá

Colombia is doing an excellent job at shedding it's sinister image, as Latin America expert Steph found out on her latest visit. Read on to find out why the country makes an unusual and unique holiday destination...