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By Guest blogger
On: 21st November, 2017

Where You've Been in 2017

  • California
  • Botswana
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Jordan

At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…

food market in Hanoi, Vietnam

By Susie T
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:…

By Susie T
On: 22nd August, 2017

Sensational Cities: Our Ultimate City Adventures

  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Fez
  • Cusco
  • Japan

The word holiday often conjures up images of white sandy beaches, delicious fruity cocktails and a good holiday-read. However, here at Original Travel, we also pine for something a little more…dynamic. That is to say that we absolutely love a great city. Think culture, history and…

Image of Jacqui Brooks

By Jacqui
On: 24th March, 2017

Great Global Bake Off

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Singapore

We're a (healthily) competitive lot here at Original Travel and all this recent chat about the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off got us thinking. Why just Britain? And why just baking? Cue the drawing of continental battle lines and each team putting forward their region's finest…

awasi patagonia

By Susie T
On: 21st October, 2016

A Room With A View

  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Oman
  • USA
  • South Africa
  • Morocco

We may have shamelessly stolen E.M. Forster's title but fear not, we're not embarking upon a literary critique of 20th Century English society (that's next week). We've instead been pondering the very best views from some simply spectacular hotel rooms across the planet… a guaranteed…

Big Short Break

By Susie T
On: 30th September, 2016

Find Your Travel Tribe

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Oman
  • Japan
  • Peru

Which Travel Tribe do you belong to? Perhaps you're a Gastronomic Globetrotter; you crave the delectable delights of the world's best foodie destinations. Or maybe you're a Lounger Lizard, chasing the sun around the globe one deck chair at a time. Or are you a Culture Vulture, enjoying…

Sashimi in Japan
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 9th June, 2016

Food Heaven in Japan

  • Japan

Think Japan, think geisha, shrines, samurai, karaoke, manga, bullet trains, neon lights, tea, sake, sushi, sashimi, tempura, tepanyaki, yakatori, miso, ramen, soba, udon... Foreign food is a huge part of why we travel, especially in Asia; to experience the authentic local specialities,…

By Susie T
On: 8th February, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

  • India
  • Japan
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Western Tanzania
  • Borneo

Clever, lively, flexible - no, we're not trying to simply flatter you into booking a holiday (do let us know if that would work, though), these are in fact three central traits attributed to those born in the Chinese calendar's Year of the Monkey. Ironic really, given the cerebral…

By Susie T
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."

barcode with the world

By Tom
On: 13th March, 2014

The World on Sale

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • USA

So what's up? It's more a question of what's down, and particularly against the Pound, thanks to a resurgent British economy. The rest will inevitably catch up (we're good sports like that) so the exchange rate bonanza won't last, but in the meantime there are bargains to be had. The World's…