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lycian rock tombs
Emily

By Emily
On: 27th September, 2018

Five Reasons You Should Go to Turkey Right Now

  • Turkey
  • Istanbul
  • The Aegean Coast

Turkey may have had a tough time of it recently but it is very much open for business and remains one of our favourite European destinations with its beguiling mix of culture, history, scenery and incredible hospitality. In need of convincing? Here are five reasons why Turkey should be your…

corsica
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…

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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…

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By Jess
On: 8th January, 2015

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Big Short Break

  • Norway
  • The Fjords
  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Croatia
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Italy
  • Florence
  • Morocco
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Turkey
  • The Aegean Coast
  • France
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Finland

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, with the Big Short Break; pocket adventures designed specifically for those who are short on time but in search of a big experience. From a three day trip of cultural immersion in Istanbul (and baklava eating, obvs) to a seven…

barcode with the world
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By Tom
On: 13th March, 2014

The World on Sale

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • USA

So what's up? It's more a question of what's down, and particularly against the Pound, thanks to a resurgent British economy. The rest will inevitably catch up (we're good sports like that) so the exchange rate bonanza won't last, but in the meantime there are bargains to be had. The World's…

Nihiwatu Beach sunset
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By Tom
On: 13th January, 2014

Fourteen destinations for 2014

  • The Alentejo
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Albania
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Sri Lanka
  • Japan
  • The Selous & Ruaha National Parks
  • Mancora

14 for '14? Sounds like a set of Mitchell Johnson's bowling figures from the recent Ashes debacle (one for the chaps there) but on this occasion referring to our predictions for the 14 destinations that are going to be big news in 2014.

Turkey aerial view
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 25th July, 2013

Last Minute Escapes

  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • The Dolomites
  • Tunisia

Don't Panic! If you know where to look, there's still availability in some of the hottest (in all senses of the word) spots in Europe and around the Mediterranean. Here are just a few ideas for luxury last minute holidays…

istanbul grand bazaar
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 17th February, 2011

A Wonderful Weekend in Istanbul

  • Istanbul
  • Turkey

I am a big fan of cities and Istanbul is now one of my favorites...