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By Claire
On: 24th June, 2019

Where to De-Stress with the Kids After Exams

  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • India
  • Ladakh
  • Greece
  • Peloponnese
  • USA
  • California
  • Caribbean
  • Antigua

Stress. We cannot stress enough how much we like to avoid stress. After all, we spend all day every day making your holidays as straight forward and stress-free as possible. The NHS (an organisation that knows a lot about being stressed) suggests doing the following things to help:…

Emily

By Emily
On: 21st May, 2019

Where to Go this October Half Term

  • Laikipia
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • California
  • Bali
  • Seville

Yes, yes, we know we've only just had Easter, and May half term is just around the corner, but it's time to start thinking ahead to October. And with many schools now opting for a lengthy two-week October half term (these kids don't know how good they've got it), the possibilities for family…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 28th February, 2019

Deeper Cuts: The Second Cut is the Deepest

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Eastern Cape
  • Vancouver
  • Kyushu
  • Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands
  • Epirus & Meteora
  • Mexico City

Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe may have all declared that the first cut is the deepest, but we at Original Travel are of the opinion that when it comes to visiting some of the classic destinations, the second cut goes a lot deeper. When returning to a beloved destination there's…

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Emily

By Emily
On: 26th February, 2019

The Road Less Travelled: Four Off the Beaten Track Road Trips

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Uruguay
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Corsica

Everyone knows the classics: California's Highway One, South Africa's Garden Route and New Zealand's South Island circuit. And they're all popular road trips for a reason. However, some of our favourites are those that slip under the radar, so read on for four of our favourite road trips…

italian countryside road
Emily

By Emily
On: 15th January, 2019

Our Top Three Italian Road Trips

  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The beauty of an Italian road trip is that the relatively small size of the country means journey times are kept to manageable lengths (meaning the risk of map-related arguments is, critically, also kept to a minimum). The other beauty is, well, the beauty. Few countries offer such stunning…

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Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 23rd August, 2018

Top Picks: Late Summer European Escapes

  • Peloponnese
  • Corsica
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Turkey
  • The Alentejo
  • Coastal Andalucia

Let's face it, we Brits are obsessed with the weather; from constantly checking precipitation patterns to initiating temperature-related conversations at least thrice per day. So we hate to break it to you with the latest forecast but it's looking decidedly British. Wave goodbye to the…

Sicily headland
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By Jess
On: 28th June, 2018

Summer Lovin': Leaving it to the Last Minute?

  • South Africa
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Zambia
  • Maldives

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous or, for that matter, the chaos of trying to juggle (delete as appropriate) family/work/home/pets/social life. While it's all very commendable to book things months and years…

the steam ship sudan
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By Jess
On: 12th April, 2018

Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019

  • Canada
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Canary Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Namibia

Life often feels like a whirlwind of work, social commitments and life admin: frankly it's exhausting. Well, that's where your travel guardian angels come in (that's us). We're here to show you the light and point you towards the giant beacon of hope that is a holiday. And when it comes to…

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Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 6th February, 2018

A Sicilian Road Trip

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

I recently went on a road trip around the beautiful island of Sicily in Southern Italy (which also happens to be the largest island in the Mediterranean). Sicily may not be somewhere that immediately springs to mind as a road trip destination in comparison to California's Route 66 or the…

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Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019: Olivier Romano