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angthong national park koh samui
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By Jess
On: 29th August, 2017

Winter Sun-spiration

  • Ethiopia
  • Thailand
  • Antigua
  • Kenya
  • France

True 'Britishness' is surely defined by our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies continue to show that we Brits are increasingly suffering from a lack of Vitamin D. The answer? Escape to sunnier climes, of course.…

samarkand architecture
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By Amelia
On: 24th August, 2017

Upcoming Small Group Tours with Original Travel

  • Uzbekistan
  • Ethiopia

Calling all Culture Vultures - Join Amelia Stewart, founder of Simoon travel (part of the Original Travel family) and tour leader, to explore some of the most original corners of our diverse planet along with local experts and a group of like-minded and discerning individuals. Here are the…

Aerial view of Cape Town
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By Jess
On: 13th July, 2017

African Adventures (There's More Than Safaris)

  • South Africa
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Ethiopia
  • Namibia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Morocco

When we say Africa, you dig out the binoculars and khaki trousers and begin practising your best David Attenborough voice, right? Wrong! While safaris might hog most of the African holiday limelight, there is so much more to this supremely diverse continent, from mind-blowing scenery to…

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By Jess
On: 24th November, 2015

Seven of the Best: Boutique Boltholes

  • Botswana
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand
  • Morocco
  • Ethiopia
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia

What do the words 'boutique hotel' mean to you? Perhaps it's the independently owned and run element? Few rooms, bespoke interiors, secluded locations, impeccable and personal service? - They're all on the list. And it has to be said that the place you rest your head at night is a hugely…

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By Jess
On: 3rd August, 2015

Find your Inner Adventurer

  • The Lake District
  • Japan
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Indonesia
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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By Jess
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • India

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all…

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By Amelia
On: 23rd February, 2015

Ethiopia Dancing

  • Ethiopia

Ethiopia - a land where the cradle of Christianity, the birth of the coffee bean, and some of the best dancing I have ever seen come together.

beach in SAFA
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By Helen M
On: 6th March, 2014

Our Top 3 Non-Safari African Adventures

  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia

We say Africa, you think safari right? Wrong! A safari holiday may be the first thing to spring to mind when imagining Africa but it's not all there is to this fabulously diverse continent. As such, we've picked our top 3 places to visit for a non-safari adventure in Africa...

Child relaxing in Bora Bora
Woman looking at Computer

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...

Christmas in Stockholm
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By Guest blogger
On: 21st December, 2012

Christmas Holiday Destinations for Celebrations with a Twist!

  • South Africa
  • Russia
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Sweden
  • London

Whilst Christmas isn't celebrated everywhere, those countries getting in to the festive swing of things have surprisingly different traditions, customs, and even dates of merriment. Here's a quick look at some of our favourite Christmas holiday destinations, both around the globe and a…