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Arran

By Arran
On: 18th October, 2019

Savouring the Greek Islands

Greece is home to over six thousand islands so how on earth do you choose just one? If you have some time on your hands, indulge in an island-hopping adventure to see a selection. But which ones? And in what order? I like to think of my Greek Island getaway as a delicious meal with many…

By Claire
On: 16th October, 2019

If You've Got it, Haunt it - Our Must-Sees for a Fang-tastic Halloween...

As respectable adults, we are (sadly) considered too old by society to dress up as vampires and go door to door demanding Haribo. While this is desperately disappointing, the rise of 'dark tourism' means we can take your Halloween to the next level. So save the face paint for the kids and…

By Francesca
On: 7th October, 2019

Spring Break? You 'Cannes' Count on the Cote D’Azur!

France's sensational south coast is home to both the glamorous playgrounds of St. Tropez and Cannes and the authentic hilltop villages of Eze and Haut-de-Cagnes. While I was whizzing along the French Riviera in May, it struck me as a perfect time to visit. Here's why...

By Ella
On: 5th October, 2019

The Beauty of Balance: Holidays to Detox and 'Retox'

Luxury holidays tend to fall very squarely into two very different camps. On the one hand are the health holidays: lung-busting hilltop hikes by day, healthy farm-fresh meals by night and a smattering of smoothies and spa treatments in between. They'll leave you feeling great but perhaps a…

By Claire
On: 1st October, 2019

What Lies Beneath the Surface...

  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Botswana
  • Iceland

Underground (noun): a group or movement organised secretly to work against an existing regime, who consider themselves different from the mainstream of society and culture. Or, simply finding yourself in a subterranean situation... And we Brits are good at doing things underground - whether…

Emily

By Emily
On: 26th September, 2019

Namibia Five Ways

  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Etosha & Damaraland

To quote our co-founder Tom Barber, 'if Original Travel were a country, we would be Namibia'. And in a country with such diverse and otherworldly landscapes, the word 'original' is particularly apt. Along with its sensational scenery, the country boasts exceptional wildlife spotting and a…

By Claire
On: 17th September, 2019

Collective Nouns and Where to Find Them

  • Kenya
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • USA
  • Morocco
  • Galapagos Archipelago

'I' definitely does not always come before 'E' except after 'C' (just go to Iceland and see some 'glaciers') and you may want to 'warn' people about your 'worn' jeans (you may even shed a tear over the tear). The English language is full of quirks - words that sound the same but can be…

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By Claire
On: 4th September, 2019

Oh Me, Oh My, Oman: Top 5 Things To Do In Oman

  • Oman

Everyone likes to feel like they're getting value for money, especially when it comes to booking a holiday. Which is where we come in; with our network of suppliers and industry contacts, we're always working to make sure our clients get the biggest bang for their buck. In fact, we've…

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…

By Rebecca L
On: 30th August, 2019

I Fancy A Me-Cation

'It's not you, it's me', is how I first broached the idea of a 'me-cation' to my husband. It's not just that I needed some me-time (although I did), but rather that a friend was going away on a sabbatical to Central America and I had an opportunity to join her in Mexico. There was just the…