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By Emily
On: 20th February, 2018

Top Five Experiences: Italy

  • Italy

There is an almost overwhelming list of possibilities of what to do on a holiday to Italy (besides eating your body weight in pasta and gelato), but lucky for you we've narrowed it down to a list of our top five ultimate Italian experiences that will make your holiday even more memorable.…

By Tom
On: 8th February, 2018

My First... Cultural Adventure: Rome

  • Rome
  • Italy

Rome might just be our favourite city in Europe so it's doubly delicious that it also works so well for families. We have access to superb guides who are experts in their fields - be that archaeology or history of art - but also in another key art; that of teaching children without them…

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By Jess
On: 1st February, 2018

Summer Lovin': Where To Go This Sunny Season

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Botswana
  • Malta
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Portugal

January is finally over and, boy, was it a long one. But winter ain't over yet, people. We still have to survive February. Lucky for you the Original Travel Department for Life Enhancement (sounds dangerous) has come up with a few key tactics for seeing out a seemingly endless winter.…

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By Jess
On: 7th November, 2017

Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

  • Tasmania
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • USA

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

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By Guest blogger
On: 17th October, 2017

How to Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Bologna

  • Italy
  • Emilia-Romagna

La Rossa, La Grassa, La Dotta (The Red, The Fat, The Learned); Bologna, the capital of Italy's historically gastronomic region - Emilia-Romagna - certainly lives up to its moniker. Leave any notion of diets at Heathrow and pass a weekend munching your way around the culinary capital of Italy...

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By Jess
On: 17th August, 2017

Hit The Road: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Canada

"It's not the destination, it's the journey" - said every cheesy, road to redemption reality show presenter ever. But they might just be on to something, you know. When the journey involves switch-back turns through epic mountains, cruising along sweeping coastlines or trundling through…

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By Kate L
On: 21st July, 2017

Part Two of My Italian Odyssey: Emilia Romagna and Rome

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Emilia-Romagna

My time in the beautifully glamorous Italian Lakes and Tuscany, detailed in Part One of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany, had sadly come to an end and it was time to pull myself away and 'solidier' on through my Italian road trip on to the seriously under-rated Emilia Romagna…

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By Kate L
On: 18th July, 2017

Part One Of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany

  • Italy
  • Italian Lakes
  • Tuscany

As we set off from Milan towards the Lakes, waving goodbye to clean eating and preparing ourselves instead for ten days of wining and dining, superb vistas and myriad boutique properties, I hadn't stopped to really think about the variety and richness that this well-travelled country would…

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By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

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By Jess
On: 28th April, 2017

Top Five: Hotels with Villas

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Portugal

Hiring a villa is a quintessential holiday experience, affording guests much more privacy and flexibility than staying at a hotel. That being said, there are lots of lovely perks to staying in a hotel - fabulous food, that little choccy on your pillow at night, a great kids club to keep the…