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By Guest blogger
On: 20th February, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Italy

  • Italy

There is an almost overwhelming list of possibilities of what to do on a holiday to Italy (besides eating your body weight in pasta and gelato), but lucky for you we've narrowed it down to a list of our top five ultimate Italian experiences that will make your holiday even more memorable.…

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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.…

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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…

By Matt
On: 12th January, 2018

Four Reasons to go to Namibia This Year

  • Namibia

Namibia - home to the world's oldest desert, highest sand dunes, largest underground lake and the largest population of free roaming cheetahs and black rhinos. Namibia is also the second least densely populated country on earth (after Mongolia), with a population of 2.2 million and a size…

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By Jess
On: 8th January, 2018

Our Official Resolution Guide to 2018

The advent of a new year often brings with it dreams of transforming oneself into a fitter, healthier, more cultured, better organised and generally super-charged version of the previous year's self: new year, new you and all that jazz. But now that the New Year hangover has worn off and the…

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By Jess
On: 30th November, 2017

Spring Break 2018: Destination Inspiration

  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • India
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Peru
  • Grenada
  • The Dolomites

Winter is here. The woolly hats are on, layering to Michelin-man proportions is back in fashion and we've all begun to ponder when it's legitimate to start scoffing mince pies. It's a magical time, we can all agree. So naturally we've decided to by-pass all that and look ahead to spring -…

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By Natalie
On: 28th November, 2017

Five of our Favourite Travel Photographers

With the Natural History Museum opening its 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition this month, we've been thinking about some of our favourite travel related photographers. Below are five wanderlust-inducing, conservation-championing, and eagle-eyed camera-wielding geniuses whose…

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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 -…

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By Jess
On: 3rd November, 2017

The Latest National Obsession: Blue Planet II

  • Belize
  • Gozo
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Sulawesi

At exactly 9:01pm last Sunday a collective sigh could be heard ringing out across the nation - Attenborough et al have done it again. Another scintillating series of Blue Planet is back on our telly boxes and all Sunday evening social engagements for the next six weeks have been kiboshed in…

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By Victoria
On: 27th October, 2017

Three of the Best: Boutique Hotels in Portugal

  • Portugal

On my eight day self-drive around Portugal I discovered how welcoming and generous the Portuguese are all across this diverse country...