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An aerial shot of a running event

By Annie
On: 26th April, 2018

Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

  • Venice
  • Kenya
  • Japan
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • Sri Lanka

With the London marathon finishing last weekend, a quick dabble in skeleton bobsledding (just us?) and a new found passion for netball after the Commonwealth Games we at Original Travel HQ are feeling rather sporty. And whilst watching on our telly boxes with a cuppa is always fun, nothing…

Albania alps
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By Jess
On: 16th March, 2018

Off the Beaten Track Adventures

  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Albania
  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • Salalah & the Empty Quarter
  • Oman
  • Kyushu
  • Japan

In musical terms (stay with us), the phrase "deep cuts" refers to the true gems that are found later in an album; these tracks offer the same musical style of a given artist but don't ever make their way into the public consciousness. The music of true music lovers, if you will. Well, the…

new years eve on a beach
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By Jess
On: 23rd February, 2018

Christmas and New Year 2018

  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • India
  • USA

Don't panic, but Christmas is just 305 short days away **alarm bells start ringing**. While that might sound rather dramatic, Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular dates in the travel calendar and if you'd rather swap Brussels sprouts for beach scenes or awkward gatherings with…

wild dog

By Natalie
On: 15th February, 2018

The Year of the Dog: Where to Spot the Wild Kind

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

This year Chinese New Year falls on the 16th February and marks the year of the dog. An excuse (as if we needed one) to talk about some of our favourite furry friends, the African wild dog.

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 13th February, 2018

Our Top Five 3G* (*Three Generational) Holidays

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Mallorca

There are few foreign forays as fun as taking a beautiful private property or taking over a great boutique hotel and filling it with family of different generations, experiencing unforgettable activities together. Our friends across the pond may call it 'togethering' (each to their own), but…

Elephants in the Serengeti

By Matt
On: 12th December, 2017

The Big Five: What, Why and Where?

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa

The Big Five… that classic safari term which every traveller knows. The majestic lion, the stoic elephant, the cumbersome rhino, the grumpy buffalo and the elusive leopard. But does anyone know why those particular five animals are what constitutes 'The Big Five'?

angthong national park koh samui
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By Jess
On: 29th August, 2017

Winter Sun-spiration

  • Ethiopia
  • Thailand
  • Antigua
  • Kenya
  • France

True 'Britishness' is surely defined by our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies continue to show that we Brits are increasingly suffering from a lack of Vitamin D. The answer? Escape to sunnier climes, of course.…

Mountains in Kenya skyline
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By Ra
On: 15th August, 2017

Around Kenya in 16 Days...

  • Kenya

This can be said of many countries but, in my humble opinion, few more so than Kenya - this is a country packed full of diverse landscapes, cultures, and amazing places to stay. I had just 16 days to explore as much of Kenya as possible - I had some serious ground to cover… and boy did I!

Galopagos view from Bartolome Island
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By Jess
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…

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By Jess
On: 2nd August, 2016

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

  • India
  • Portugal
  • Chile
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Kenya

FOMO. Otherwise known as fear of missing out - a modern-day interpretation of keeping up with the Joneses, if you will. Yep, this is is how trends start, be that donning the latest fashion item, brunching at the newest hotspot or exploring the destination of the moment. And when it comes to…