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Aerial view of Lisbon
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By Jess
On: 4th March, 2016

Early Summer Escapes 2016

  • Portugal
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • Mauritius
  • Italy
  • Borneo

The summer holiday: that most glorious and precious of holidays. All the more so for us Brits given that summer in dear old Blighty can be, how to put this, a bit of a damp squib (cue flashbacks of windy beach escapades, sandy sandwiches and rain, lots and lots of rain). And this year we…

sicily bay view
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st June, 2015

Stylish Luxury Family Holidays in Sicily

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Having been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe with my job, I do sometimes worry that the "wow" factor will be lost on me. Truth be told, sometimes it does all blur into a haze of delectable food and crazily comfortable pillows. Sicily however, was rather different. It isn't the…

dolomites
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By Jess
On: 26th January, 2015

Competition Time: Win a Cooking Holiday in Italy

  • Italy

If you're anything like us here at Original Travel, the way to your heart is most firmly through your stomach. Have you ever been preparing a meal and suddenly caught yourself (and there's no shame in being honest here, folks) talking à la Nigella into an imaginary camera, 'and now I'm going…

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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…

By Tom
On: 6th January, 2015

Our Top Ten Honeymoon Hotels

  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Capri & Ischia
  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert
  • Greece
  • Santorini
  • USA
  • California
  • Maldives
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • The North Island
  • Oman
  • Muscat
  • Brazil
  • Rio, Buzios, Paraty & the Costa Verde

Everybody loves a list, and anyone planning a honeymoon needs this particular one in their life. After much deliberation the team at Original Travel have come up with their Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels from around the world. Editing the list down to a mere ten proved mighty difficult, and more…

View of vineyard in Tuscany
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 29th June, 2014

Tuscany: A Romantic Paradise To Render Every Jane Austen Novel Obsolete

  • Italy
  • Tuscany

Claudia has just returned from beautiful Tuscany where she's been revelling in the glory of rolling hills, romantic settings and stunning hotels. Not jealous at all. Not even a little...

By Tom
On: 12th June, 2014

In Defence of Ryanair (Sort of)

  • Italy

It's been a decade since I set foot on a Ryanair plane... the question is, would I live to regret using them again?

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 23rd April, 2014

The Monastero Santa Rosa in Italy

  • Italy

For this week's Throwback Thursday we've picked an oldie but a goodie in Italy. Jules stayed at The Monastero Santa Rosa in 2013 - read the review.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 10th April, 2014

Our Little Black Book of Travel

  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Tanzania
  • Colombia
  • Oman

Percy Shelley once wrote "Soul meets soul on lovers' lips." However, at Original Travel we like to think that soul meets soul on a far flung holiday... Spring is in the air and we've cast our favourite romantic holidays as characters in our very own Little Black Book. Don Juan, this one's…

countryside landscape

By Tom
On: 20th January, 2014

Cool Destination Combos

  • USA
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Africa
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Like a maxi dress and wedges, or jeans and a jacket, some combos just work. Behold, our favourite tailor made, two-pronged trip ideas. After all, the best things do come in pairs...