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jeep driving over salt flats

By Abby
On: 29th August, 2018

Time to Unplug: Digital Detox Holidays

  • Namibia
  • Australia
  • Antarctica
  • Bhutan
  • USA

Are you in need of a digital detox? Tell-tale signs that you are include checking your emails before you've even got out of bed in the morning, only looking up if it's to take a photo for Instagram and using 'just one more episode' as a maxim for life. If that sounds familiar then step this…

a luscious river scene
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By Jess
On: 25th May, 2018

Secret Scenes

  • Namibia
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Cambodia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka

We all know that slightly smug feeling of having discovered something new, be it an experience or a place. We also all know the struggle that follows - do you let the cat out of the bag? Or do you keep schtum and save it for yourself? Well, our inner blabber-mouth just can't keep it together…

Lanterns at a bazaar
Emily

By Emily
On: 10th May, 2018

(Super)Market Sweep: the Best Markets in the World

  • Istanbul
  • USA
  • Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • The Sacred Valley
  • Honshu

Sometimes the best way to really get to the heart of a place is by heading to a local market for a spot of shopping. Witnessing the various ways that locals try and bag themselves the best deals, with frantic arm waving and price haggling, is often something quite extraordinary. So, here are…

Trees in Yosemite National Park

By Abby
On: 3rd April, 2018

Six of the Best: US National Parks

  • USA
  • The American West
  • The Great American Wilderness
  • California
  • Alaska

First introduced by President Ulysses S. Grant, the US National Parks system began with Yellowstone National Park, an Original Travel favourite, and now includes 58 parks which protect approximately 52.2million acres of mountains, forests, and wilderness, not to mention the countless…

new years eve on a beach
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By Jess
On: 23rd February, 2018

Christmas and New Year 2018

  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • India
  • USA

Don't panic, but Christmas is just 305 short days away **alarm bells start ringing**. While that might sound rather dramatic, Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular dates in the travel calendar and if you'd rather swap Brussels sprouts for beach scenes or awkward gatherings with…

highway one california
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By Jess
On: 1st February, 2018

Summer Lovin': Where To Go This Sunny Season

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Botswana
  • Malta
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Portugal

January is finally over and, boy, was it a long one. But winter ain't over yet, people. We still have to survive February. Lucky for you the Original Travel Department for Life Enhancement (sounds dangerous) has come up with a few key tactics for seeing out a seemingly endless winter.…

spice market in India
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By Jess
On: 19th January, 2018

Our Monthly Travel Calendar: Your 2018 Agenda

  • Canary Islands
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • Morocco
  • Antigua
  • Indonesia
  • Iceland
  • Greece
  • Botswana
  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Thailand

Between Storm No Name threatening to blow Britain away and Trump's assertions of his 'stable genius' credentials, January isn't exactly turning out to be a classic is it? There's only one thing for it: ignore January entirely and look determinedly ahead. And in particular look ahead to all…

fez doorway
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By Tom
On: 16th November, 2017

What's Hot For 2018: Trending Travel Destinations

  • Morocco
  • Cambodia
  • Corfu
  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Chile
  • USA

Here at Original Travel, we are always looking ahead with wanderlust and planning for our next worldwide adventure. We're pleased to say that we've sat down and looked deep into our crystal ball (the office globe) and are excited to share with you our hottest destinations to visit in 2018 -…

food market in Hanoi, Vietnam
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By Jess
On: 7th November, 2017

Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

  • Tasmania
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • USA

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

Deep South oak lined road
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By Will
On: 11th October, 2017

A Deep South Road Trip in Numbers

  • USA
  • New Orleans & The Deep South

I've just returned from an epic road trip through the USA's Deep South, a place of charming cities, sweeping mountains and musical marvels. Rather than try and put it into words, the best way to describe this region is actually in numbers…