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Alhambra, Granada

By Molly
On: 8th May, 2018

Cities, Coastline, and Central Andalucía: Part II of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Inland Andalucia
  • Coastal Andalucia
  • Spain

Seville is not the only city of spectacle in this corner of Spain, and a road trip around Southern Spain is definitely not to be sniffed at. Cordoba (best visited during the 'Battle of the Flowers') and Granada (of Alhambra fame) make for a wonderful combination of Southern Spain's…

alcazar gardens, Seville

By Molly
On: 1st May, 2018

Scrumptious Seville: Part I of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Seville
  • Spain

When people want architecture, they look to Italy; gastronomy, and you'd run to France; turquoise waters, pack your trunks you are off to Greece. And so, where does that leave Spain? A capital city that quite frankly has nothing on Paris and a coastline notorious for its hundreds of days of…

Seville's architecture
Emily

By Emily
On: 5th April, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Spain

  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Seville

There is far more to Spain than package-holidays and sangria; it has so many different elements to its culture, from the Moorish influence in the South, to the Basque country of the North, where you'll find some of the best food in Europe. Because we're so fascinated by this country, we've…

taking a selfie in Rome
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By Tom
On: 29th March, 2018

Europe for Youths

  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Greece

Elsewhere in our blog we've talked about Travelling with Teenagers, given Teen to Teen Advice as well as Parental Advice on family holidays all around the far flung corners of our glorious globe. Now that every hidden nook and secret cranny is now in play with teens in tow, let's not forget…

boys on a beach at sunset
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 9th March, 2018

Family Summer Holidays: Europe

  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden

The summer holidays may feel like a world away now but come June they'll be a veritable beacon of hope amidst the (organised) chaos of early morning wake-ups, school runs and vain attempts to prevent toothpaste from finding its way onto every single item of school uniform. Frankly, it's…

Image of Harriet Harford

By Harriet
On: 29th December, 2017

Beyond The Basque Country

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

I have no doubt that most of you will have already heard of San Sebastian and its notoriety amongst foodies as having countless Michelin Stars. I set off earlier this year to turn the region from a micro gastronomic adventure into a massive Basque journey through the whole of this north…

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By Dave
On: 13th October, 2016

The death of “Death in the Afternoon”?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal

Whether you fall into the "adore it" or the "loathe it" camp - and there are none that fall into the gap in-between - bullfighting has always intrigued. Still practiced in many southern Spanish towns, as well as in France, Portugal and in some South American nations, tauromachy, to give the…

Big Short Break
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 30th September, 2016

Find Your Travel Tribe

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Oman
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Iran

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…

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By Jess
On: 30th March, 2016

Five of the Best: Spring Breaks

  • Oman
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Italy
  • Peloponnese
  • Muscat
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Marrakech
  • Puglia
  • Greece

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, not with the US phenomenon of a week of wild partying during 'Spring Break' (although I can neither confirm nor deny that kind of behaviour), but with the Big Short Break. Adventures for those who are short on time but in search…

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By Jess
On: 29th June, 2015

Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Malawi
  • Ethiopia
  • India

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all…