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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2020

Keep Track! Our Top Five Train Journeys That Are Better Than Plane Journeys

  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies

They say that the journey is as important as the destination, but let's face it: flying is pretty boring, not to mention environmentally suspect (although, if you haven't heard, we do off-set 100% of air and ground travel for all clients and staff), so we want to sing the praises of an…

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By Carys
On: 17th February, 2020

2021 Here We Come: The Best 2021 Holidays

  • South Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Costa Rica

So, the January blues have finally come to an end, there's a faint whiff of optimism in the air that spring isn't too far away, and everyone is finally crawling out of social hibernation to start the new decade once and for all. Never ones to be left behind, the Original Travel team in…

Emily

By Emily
On: 7th January, 2020

Our Favourite Alternative Summer 2020 Destinations

  • The Dolomites
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swedish Lapland
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Ladakh
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast

This summer, swap your usual European beach break for an alternative holiday with the inevitable braggability factor that comes with going somewhere a little more niche. Whether you're tempted by a traditionally 'winter' destination such as Swedish Lapland or fancy exploring a lesser-visited…

Polar Bear On Ice

By Ella
On: 23rd December, 2019

'His Dark Materials' Animals and Where to See Them

  • China
  • Canada
  • Romania
  • South Africa

Imagine a reality in which your soul existed outside of your body in animal form. This is the world created by Phillip Pullman in his best-selling trilogy, His Dark Materials, which was recently adapted into a hit BBC drama starring the likes of Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy. From…

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Katie

By Katie
On: 10th September, 2019

Kwa-Zulu Natal - Why You Should Go ASAP

  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal - also known as KZN - is a coastal area of South Africa that's often overlooked and usually only deemed popular for those with an interest of touring the battlefields. However, with direct flights from London, Katie Dalrymple-Hamilton from our Africa Team recently went to get a…

By Claire
On: 30th August, 2019

Don't Be An Insta-Sheep...

  • Portugal
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

Social media can cause almost anything to become famous overnight (anyone else remember the blue/gold dress saga of 2015?). Home to the weird, the wacky (goat yoga?!) and the wonderful, social media plays a huge part in the trends that creep into our everyday lives. The down side of this is…

best driving roads in the world
Emily

By Emily
On: 23rd July, 2019

An Open Letter to Top Gear: The Best Roads In The World

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Slovenia
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe

Dear Top Gear producers, we couldn't help but notice you've been to some pretty cool locations over the years, most recently across the mountains and desert plains of Ethiopia (while we're on the subject, kudos to you on the new series, we're big fans). But this got us to thinking of a few…

Waterberg safari
Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 2nd July, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 2

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg

Part one of my tales from our family holiday in South Africa took us from Cape Town to the Winelands, while in part two we head on up the coast along the Garden Route and then north to the Waterberg for a family safariā€¦

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By Tom
On: 27th June, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 1

  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Cape Town

If you haven't seen our latest Family Brochure yet, I'd like to think it's the best we've ever produced, and that's including two that won the illustrious Guardian/Observer Best Brochure of the Year award. The reason? We've meticulously laid out the best family travel destinations (some…

woman with a suitcase

By Ella
On: 30th May, 2019

Travel Like Marie Kondo

  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Seychelles
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Bhutan
  • Australia
  • Uganda
  • South Africa

"Spark Joy". A wonderful phrase that's become synonymous with the Japanese tidying expert-turned-bestselling-author-turned-Netflix-star Marie Kondo. Her method is satisfyingly simple - go through each of your belongings and ask yourself the question: 'Does this item spark joy?' If the answer…