griffith observatory

By Natalie
On: 7th March, 2018

Hollywood’s Hottest Holiday Destinations

  • Cambodia
  • Jordan
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • California
  • New Zealand

Quite literally picture perfect, the settings of our favourite Hollywood blockbusters might often seem too beautiful to be true. But rest assured, in a world of CGI and Photoshop, there are still some locations that are film-worthy all on their own. To celebrate this week's Oscar week in Los…

the blue lagoon, iceland
Woman looking at Computer

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…

U Bein Bridge in Manadalay in Burma at sunrise
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By Tom
On: 5th June, 2014

Best Places to Watch the Sunrise

  • Australia
  • Morocco
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar (Burma)

Seize the day! The early bird catches the worm!.. you get the picture, and if you can drag yourself from peaceful slumber, here's our top 5 places around the world to watch the sunrise.

Child relaxing in Bora Bora
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 13th June, 2013

Family Holiday Advice

  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Jordan
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • UK

Family holidays are tricky at the best of times but never fear, we're on hand to dish out some travel advice for the brat packers out there...

Dog Sledding, Swedish Lapland
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By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

10 Best Big Short Breaks

  • Cuba
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Russia

Way back in the mists of time, or on January 17th 2003 to be exact, Original Travel launched on an unsuspecting world with its natty new concept, the Big Short Break. The portfolio of trips were designed to provide what A A Gill called an 'espresso break' - a short, sharp hit of travel that…

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By Amelia
On: 29th November, 2012

Spotlight on Jordan: Lawrence of Arabia turns 50

  • Jordan

It is the 50th Anniversary of the epic classic Lawrence of Arabia. I remember first watching it and it was quite a defining moment; the desert, the stars, the epic horse and camel battles. It was also thanks to Lawrence that I was initially persuaded to visit Jordan.

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By Eleanor
On: 12th December, 2011

80 Senses: #46 - Apple Tobacco in Wadi Rum

  • Jordan

Oscar winning scenery. Jordan is one of Original Travel's favourite destinations, and there's so, so much more to it than Petra. The 'rose red city' is, of course, an absolute must-see, but running at a close second is the incomparable Wadi Rum.