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dancing in lima

By Susie T
On: 30th November, 2017

Spring Break 2018: Destination Inspiration

  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • India
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Peru
  • Grenada
  • The Dolomites

Winter is here. The woolly hats are on, layering to Michelin-man proportions is back in fashion and we've all begun to ponder when it's legitimate to start scoffing mince pies. It's a magical time, we can all agree. So naturally we've decided to by-pass all that and look ahead to spring -…

Sunflowers

By Susie T
On: 14th June, 2017

Top Five Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

  • Oman
  • Mexico
  • Antigua
  • Cambodia
  • Maldives

Winter is coming. No, we haven't temporarily taken leave of our senses and this isn't a belated April Fool's. You did, in fact, read that correctly - we said winter. While summer hasn't really even kicked off yet (and who knows whether it will even make an appearance) news has reached us…

Toddlers on the beach in Cyprus
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 15th May, 2017

Top 5 Toddler Holidays For Your Little Terrors

  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
  • Finland
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Oman

Lydia Gard is a freelance writer specialising in luxury family travel, since having two boys she is determined to find truly luxurious places that celebrate rather than simply tolerate young families. In her first of 6 blogs Lydia talks us through the her top 5 toddler holidays...

By Susie T
On: 6th March, 2017

The Best Boutique Hotels for 2017

  • Bhutan
  • South Africa
  • Portugal
  • Oman
  • Cambodia
  • Mexico

Independently run, few rooms, bespoke interiors, personalised experiences and impeccable service - just a few of the reasons to pick a boutique hotel for your holiday. Yes, the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a destination are the stuff that treasured holiday memories are made of but…

Cape Town

By Susie T
On: 27th January, 2017

Our Top 5 Valentine's Recommendations

  • France
  • Oman
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Maldives

Valentine's Day: two words that strike fear in the hearts of women and men the world over. The first challenge, obviously, is remembering when it actually is (14th of February, just in case). And once that's out of the way, how to procure the perfect gift? Well, if it had slipped your mind…

Zion National Park

By Susie T
On: 5th January, 2017

Our Top Seven Destinations for 2017

  • Mexico
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Oman
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • USA

Christmas is over, 2017 is here and so far January is (unfortunately) living up to its reputation as less than a favourite: New Year blues and distinctly British weather. In fact one of the only things it is good for is planning your getaways for the year ahead, and that's where we come in.…

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…

Iceland

By Susie T
On: 10th October, 2016

Use it or Lose it

  • Oman
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Iceland
  • Rome

It's that time of year again: the time when you realise that Christmas is just 78 short days away but you haven't actually managed to take all of your annual holiday allowance. Something must be done (hint: that's where we come in). Surveys keep coming out claiming that us Brits remain…

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…

By Susie T
On: 2nd September, 2016

Hot Off The Press

  • Oman
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Mongolia

The thrill of the new. Nothing quite beats notching up a new destination or experience on the bedpost of life and, here at Original Travel, we're only too happy to help out by keeping you up to date with what's happening in the travel world. And we're in for an Autumn of new beginnings, with…