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Sunset in Corfu
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By Jess
On: 24th April, 2018

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Venue - check. Rings - check. Cake - check… What's missing? The honeymoon! Let's be honest (although we may be slightly biased), it's one of the most important parts of the whole wedding process. If you're seeking inspiration for that perfect post-wedding getaway, why not look a little…

boys on a beach at sunset
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By Jess
On: 9th March, 2018

Family Summer Holidays: Europe

  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden

The summer holidays may feel like a world away now but come June they'll be a veritable beacon of hope amidst the (organised) chaos of early morning wake-ups, school runs and vain attempts to prevent toothpaste from finding its way onto every single item of school uniform. Frankly, it's…

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.…

Cape Town
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By Jess
On: 27th January, 2017

Our Top 5 Valentine's Recommendations

  • France
  • Oman
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Maldives

Valentine's Day: two words that strike fear in the hearts of women and men the world over. The first challenge, obviously, is remembering when it actually is (14th of February, just in case). And once that's out of the way, how to procure the perfect gift? Well, if it had slipped your mind…

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By Jess
On: 29th November, 2016

Hit The Slopes

  • France
  • Italy
  • Iceland
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

Imagine this: you're sitting on a sofa 30 feet above the ground with two planks tied to your feet as you casually get hoiked up the side of a snowy mountain. What is this madness? Well, when put like that, skiing does sound a bit… odd. But who can deny the glory of fresh mountain air rushing…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 13th October, 2016

The death of “Death in the Afternoon”?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal

Whether you fall into the "adore it" or the "loathe it" camp - and there are none that fall into the gap in-between - bullfighting has always intrigued. Still practiced in many southern Spanish towns, as well as in France, Portugal and in some South American nations, tauromachy, to give the…

Dalem Jiwo Suite at Amanjiwo
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By Jess
On: 23rd March, 2016

Suite Treats

  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Madagascar
  • France
  • USA
  • Maldives

George Osborne may have declared war on sweets with the introduction of his sugar tax in this year's budget but luckily we get our kicks from the suite (see what I did there?) treats of an altogether different kind. Our suite tooth (sorry, can't help it) is rather partial to the exceptional…

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By Jess
On: 8th January, 2015

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Big Short Break

  • Norway
  • The Fjords
  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Croatia
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Italy
  • Florence
  • Morocco
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Turkey
  • The Aegean Coast
  • France
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Finland

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, with the Big Short Break; pocket adventures designed specifically for those who are short on time but in search of a big experience. From a three day trip of cultural immersion in Istanbul (and baklava eating, obvs) to a seven…

Three Valleys
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By Guest blogger
On: 7th January, 2014

Ski Trips: Best for…

  • Austria
  • Europe
  • France
  • Italy

It is at this time of year as the skies darken, that we long for the slopes. Here's our guide to our favourite resorts in Europe for ski trips this winter.

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By Tom
On: 26th September, 2013

Loafing Abroad: The Best Luxury Hotels in the World

  • Estonia
  • Maldives
  • France
  • Oman
  • Muscat
  • French Polynesia

In ten years of owning a travel company I've found that clients fall into two very distinct camps. For some, the hotel is a mere utility - a roof over their heads at night while they pack endless activities into busy daytime schedules. For others, it's only about the hotel, and the thought…