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,…

havana skyline at night
Image of Will Boocock

By Will
On: 1st April, 2019

Just How Much Has Cuba Changed?

  • Cuba

It was with some trepidation that I booked my first return to Cuba since my backpacking days of 1994 - I'd spent over a month there and it still ranks in the top five of the best ever holidays. Just how much would this once unique nation have changed and how would the experience differ from…

Dog Sledding, Swedish Lapland

By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

10 Best Big Short Breaks

  • Cuba
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Russia

Way back in the mists of time, or on January 17th 2003 to be exact, Original Travel launched on an unsuspecting world with its natty new concept, the Big Short Break. The portfolio of trips were designed to provide what A A Gill called an 'espresso break' - a short, sharp hit of travel that…

Ropa vieja
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 31st July, 2012

The Joy of Cuban Food

  • Cuba

The joy of Cuban food

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 21st December, 2011

80 Senses: #73 - Cuban Cigars

  • Cuba

Havana, Hemingway-style.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 11th April, 2011

Cuban Culture: Cuba Before Castro Dies

  • Cuba

I've wanted to go to Cuba for a long time and probably just because everyone else says so, I wanted to go before Castro dies and it changes too much. And having just come back, I'm very glad I did.