iceland couple waterfall

By Olivia
On: 24th June, 2020

Remote Rendezvous: Alternative Honeymoon Destinations

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Morocco
  • Fez
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Danube Delta

If you and your betrothed are not the type to yearn for a cookie-cutter honeymoon - perhaps the shimmering shores of the Caribbean, or maybe the rousingly romantic rue's of Paris are not calling your name - may we take the liberty of serving up some delightfully alternative honeymoon…

undertourism man walking on hill alone

By Ella
On: 20th April, 2020

Eight of the Best Alternative Destinations to Escape the Crowds

  • Greece
  • Tanzania
  • Guatemala
  • USA
  • Peru
  • Istria
  • Iceland
  • Botswana

If your idea of holiday hell is visiting a famous tourist hotspot with crowds jostling for the perfect shot and you'd much rather spend your precious time exploring under-the-radar hidden gems that are away from the masses, then may we introduce Undertourism. Aspiring Undertourist and…


By Claire
On: 6th March, 2020

Woman Up - Our Best Destinations for Female Solo Travel

  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Costa Rica
  • Portugal

When it comes to travel, flying solo can be an incredibly liberating experience. With no travelling companions to cater to, you're free to craft the holiday you've always dreamt of whether you're after a slick city getaway, an adventurous escape or an idyllic island-hopping trip. Travelling…

Waterfalls in Iceland

By Tom
On: 6th February, 2020

Destination Inspiration for Adventure Holidays in 2020

  • Antarctica
  • Mongolia
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand

Does the idea of lying on a beach reading a book fill you with horror? If so, read on for four more adventurous alternatives to a 'fly and flop' holiday.

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By Guest blogger
On: 2nd December, 2019

Seriously Scandi: Our Favourite Scandinavian Winter Activities

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Iceland
  • Svalbard

Cold, crisp, chilly; the winter wonderland that is the Scandinavian region offers oodles of festive fun and plenty of opportunities to warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate in one hand and Swedish meatballs in the other. The people here are known as the happiest in the world and while…

ski listing image

By Claire
On: 18th November, 2019

Where You Should Go Skiing, Based On Which Friends Character You Are

  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • California
  • British Columbia

Remember that episode of Friends where Rachel wants to take everyone skiing, but the car breaks down and they never arrive? If she had booked a ski trip through Original Travel, we guarantee she'd have arrived on time, glass of Prosecco in hand, ready to hit the slopes the next morning.…


By Claire
On: 11th November, 2019

'Hot 'N' Cold' - Last Minute Winter Breaks

  • Oman
  • Iceland
  • California
  • Swedish Lapland
  • New Zealand

Words rarely fail us here at Original Travel. However, sometimes the best descriptions come from the great lyricists of our time - namely, Diana Ross, ABBA and…err…OutKast? Whether you want to chill out or turn up the heat, here are some of our favourite destinations for a winter break, and…


By Arran
On: 14th October, 2019

Ice Ice Baby! Why You Should Spend Summer in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • Southern Iceland

This year, I spent my summer holiday in Iceland. What was it that convinced me to swap my typical (and much loved!) beach holiday for a week in a country that includes the word ice in its name? At first, it was the draw of seeing glaciers, active volcanoes, whales, puffins and steaming…

By Claire
On: 1st October, 2019

What Lies Beneath the Surface...

  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Botswana
  • Iceland

Underground (noun): a group or movement organised secretly to work against an existing regime, who consider themselves different from the mainstream of society and culture. Or, simply finding yourself in a subterranean situation... And we Brits are good at doing things underground - whether…

children in a classroom

By Olivia
On: 12th June, 2019

Enrol Into The School Of Life

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Iceland
  • Botswana
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Seminyak & Southern Bali
  • North Bali

It might sound clichéd, but travel is one of life's greatest teachers. Whether you want to encourage your kiddos to learn by taking them to see the frescos in Florence, or by meeting the cast of The Lion King and understanding their habitat on a Big Five safari in South Africa, our travel…