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By Emily
On: 7th January, 2019

Picture Perfect: Europe's Most Photogenic Views

  • Norway
  • Florence
  • Crete
  • Cappadocia

Europe is a treasure trove of distinctive and diverse landscapes, cultural curiosities and world class architecture; all of which happen to be tremendously photogenic and Insta-worthy. From dramatic glacial rock formations to pristine pastel beaches, get your cameras at the ready to witness…

iceberg polar bear
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By Jess
On: 21st November, 2018

The Final Frontier

  • Antarctica
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Australia

Space travel may be coming to a Virgin store near you in the not-so-distant future but there's really no need to start practising your zero gravity moonwalk when there is so much of good old Planet Earth left to explore. Space may be the final frontier (thanks for the soundbite, Captain…

train in Norway countryside
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By Kate L
On: 10th July, 2018

Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

  • Norway

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…

the blue lagoon, iceland
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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…

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By Jess
On: 8th September, 2017

Simply Starstruck: Our Super Stargazing Spots

  • Australia
  • India
  • Chile
  • Norway
  • Botswana

I'm no Professor Brian Cox, and I'm not about to start banging on about antimatter, circumstellar discs and magellanic clouds (although they all sound marvellous), but there are few greater feelings than the sense of wonderment that comes with tipping your head back and gazing up at the…

Evening scenery in Stockholm
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By Tom
On: 8th August, 2017

Scandimania: Which Scandi-Country Is For You?

  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Iceland

Scandinavia is a hugely popular holiday destination right now, and with good reason. We ourselves absolutely love the Nordic region (admittedly, a loose term in this blog including Iceland) and have developed self-diagnosed Scandimania: a love of all things Nordic. In this blog post we are…

IGO Norway
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By Tom
On: 9th December, 2016

Our Exciting New Partnership with IGO Adventures

  • Norway
  • Morocco
  • USA

Unless you've been living in a cave these past couple of years you'll be aware of the rise of the MAMIL, or Middle Aged Man in Lycra, and his lady wife, MAWIL. The desire to get fit is, of course, entirely admirable, but sartorially speaking no-one has yet managed to style out the lycra…

New Zealand Roads
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By Jess
On: 8th July, 2016

Original Travel Does Top Gear: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • USA
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Canada

Dear Top Gear Producers, we couldn't help but notice that you haven't had much luck in the presenter department in the last year or two. Perhaps it's time for a gear change (see what we did there?) and we are officially throwing our hats in the ring. Here's the pitch: fewer of the…

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By Jess
On: 2nd September, 2015

Where You've Been in 2015

  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Puglia
  • Indonesia
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Morocco
  • Cyprus

As your travel guardian angels we often write about and share our experiences of the destinations we've been lucky enough to visit, but enough about us, let's talk about you. Let's talk about the amazing places and experiences we've organised for our lovely clients this year. We're talking…

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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…