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By Emily
On: 31st January, 2019

Take Flight: the Best New Flight Routes for 2019

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • Australia

If you're looking to fly away to pastures new in 2019, we have compiled a list of the most exciting new flight routes from around the world to give you some inspiration. While some are opening up new destinations previously hard to reach, others are creating the opportunity for some cool…

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By Jess
On: 12th April, 2017

Our Coolest Combos for 2017

  • Lisbon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Argentina

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…

Bolivia Salt Flats
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By Jess
On: 12th August, 2016

Find Your Inner Olympian: Sit-Down Sports Around the World

  • Botswana
  • USA
  • Indonesia
  • Bolivia
  • Slovenia

The Olympics are in full swing and that means just one thing: as a nation we're collectively glued to our telly boxes. We're all suddenly experts on fencing ("excellent use of the appel there") and can't tear ourselves away from the table tennis ("did you see that slow spinny topspin?"). And…

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By Jess
On: 18th January, 2016

Six of the Best: Tented Camps

  • Oman
  • Slovenia
  • India
  • Canada
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand

Camping: one of the most divisive words in the travel lexicon. So often associated with cramped tents, dodgy Trangias and the vague whiff of wet dog. The irony is that some of the most luxurious and unique hotels in the world are tented camps; think large canopies, quirky furniture, spacious…

Geyser in Gullfoss, Iceland
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By Jess
On: 9th September, 2015

Where We've Been in 2015

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • California
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • Iceland

'Twas a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January 2003 when Original Travel was officially brought into the world. Its mission? To make sure you have the most wonderful holiday experiences imaginable, down to the very last detail. And 12 years, 8 months, 3 days and a few hours later that…

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By Jess
On: 10th August, 2015

Let's Talk "Deep Cuts"

  • Slovenia
  • Indonesia
  • Uruguay
  • Croatia
  • Madagascar

Nope, we're not making a political commentary on the state of the economy and we've not been listening to too much Cat Stevens (obviously that's not possible). We're talking about the Urban Dictionary definition (which technically pertains to music… but let's not dwell on that): true gems…

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By Guest blogger
On: 14th July, 2015

Slovenia: a Hidden Holiday Gem

  • Europe
  • Slovenia

The prospect of travelling to Slovenia was no small feat for a 4ft 11 solo traveller such as myself… what could I eat there (the most important question in any given scenario)? Do they even have proper shops? Will they understand me? Will I be safe? My dad isn't Liam Neeson, after all. What…