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By Ella
On: 12th April, 2021

Place Your Bets for the 2021 Holiday Destinations on the Green List

  • Caribbean
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • USA

It's been an exciting few days, with a certain famous steeplechase race taking place last weekend in the UK, but we suspect most eyes are on the far bigger prize: the 2021 Grand (Inter)National to enjoy foreign holidays. The good news is that the Chief Steward, one Boris Johnson, has…

By Ella
On: 18th March, 2021

The Best Easter Holiday Destinations for 2022 and Beyond

  • Paris
  • Seville
  • Oman
  • The Algarve
  • Cyprus

While there's nothing wrong with staying at home and stuffing your face with chocolate, Easter is a great time of year for a holiday. Make the most of the school break with a further-afield family getaway, or stay closer to home and soak up the sun with a beachy break in Europe or a festive…

girl with open arms

By Susie T
On: 9th March, 2021

Countries Welcoming Brits with Open Arms

  • Portugal
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Cyprus
  • Greece

If you could take a sneak peek into the future, what would you look for? In 'normal times' the answer might be this Saturday's lottery numbers, or the next Grand National winner, but right now all our wanderlust-saturated minds want to know is where we'll be able to travel again this summer.

By Ella
On: 1st March, 2021

‘Call of the Wild’: The Best Adventure Holidays to Make up For Lost Time

  • Guyana
  • Yukon
  • Namibia
  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • Mongolia

In a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions, it's easy to feel a bit cooped up. If you find yourself - like a certain 140-pound St. Bernard by the name of Buck - lured by the call of the wild, we've got you covered. From treks through the lush rainforests of Guyana in South America, to…

girl bubbles beach

By Tom
On: 2nd February, 2021

Find a Happy Place

These past couple of months have been the hardest yet, thanks (if that's the word) to the double dose of wet winter and interminable lockdown. Here at Original Travel, we're determined to stay as positive as possible, so we asked the team to each describe their 'Happy Place' - one blissful…

man carnival brazil

By Ella
On: 11th January, 2021

The Top Five Happiest Countries in the World 2020

  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Norway

Every year, the World Happiness Report is released, revealing the list of the happiest countries in the world. These are destinations where people feel safe and secure, there is a strong community spirit, and work and life are actually in balance. This year, the Nordic countries have…

By Ella
On: 14th December, 2020

Bon Appetit! Our Favourite Food Holidays Around the World

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Greece

Travel is an activity that activates all the senses - especially the taste buds. Whether it's just-caught lobster in Nova Scotia, a rich and creamy pasta dish in Italy, or a little bit of everything in foodie haven, Melbourne, feasting on local delicacies is a great way to sink your teeth…

woman planning holiday

By Emily
On: 7th December, 2020

The Best Travel Podcasts

These days it seems like there's a podcast for everything, and anyone who's anyone seems to have launched their own podcast during lockdown. So to save you wading through the sea that is the podcast library, here are our top picks for the best travel podcasts for when you need a dose of escapism...

By Emily
On: 23rd November, 2020

Leaf-Peeping: The Best Autumn Destinations in Europe

  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • Finland
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Croatia
  • Provence

It's no secret that North America does autumn well, and we have previously written about our favourite spots across the continent to admire the 'fall' colours. This time around, we are going to look into the best autumn destinations in Europe that are perfect for a spot of leaf-peeping...

By Ella
On: 12th October, 2020

Hit the Trail: The Best Hiking Holidays Around the World

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • The Dolomites
  • Vietnam
  • Corsica

We're all for a relaxing holiday packed with pampering spa treatments and lazy beach days, but sometimes an active adventure in nature is just what the doctor ordered. In fact, a recent study from Trinity College, Dublin, found that a regular dose of 'awe' helps boost healthy emotions such…