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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 27th March, 2020

Go on an Online Adventure with Original Travel and Oppidan Education

  • Tokyo
  • Rome
  • Norway
  • Havana
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Israel

We have partnered with the leading children's mentoring firm Oppidan Education to offer families the chance to learn about the world remotely, and enjoy online adventures, until the time soon when we are all able to visit again for real.

Camping Under Northern Lights

By Claire
On: 27th March, 2020

How To Be More Nordic - The Original Travel Guide

  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Finland

Did you know there are 22 IKEA stores in the UK, but only 20 in Sweden? An embarrassment of riches, you could say and a sure sign of how much we Brits want to be like our Nordic cousins. Stereotypically progressive, blonde haired happy people who hike mountains and eat fish they (probably)…

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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2020

Keep Track! Our Top Five Train Journeys That Are Better Than Plane Journeys

  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies

They say that the journey is as important as the destination, but let's face it: flying is pretty boring, not to mention environmentally suspect (although, if you haven't heard, we do off-set 100% of air and ground travel for all clients and staff), so we want to sing the praises of an…

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By Claire
On: 9th March, 2020

Read On! Where You Should Travel Based On Your Favourite Book

  • Madagascar
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • The Masai Mara
  • Laikipia
  • Svalbard
  • Antarctica
  • Central India

​Who, on Wednesday night, found themselves desperately gluing everything from cardboard boxes to colanders to their sprogs (or grandsprogs) in preparation for dressing up on World Book Day? While we're undeniably jealous that it's only the kids that get to dress up as their favourite…

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By Claire
On: 6th March, 2020

Woman Up - Our Best Destinations for Female Solo Travel

  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Costa Rica
  • Portugal

When it comes to travel, flying solo can be an incredibly liberating experience. With no travelling companions to cater to, you're free to craft the holiday you've always dreamt of whether you're after a slick city getaway, an adventurous escape or an idyllic island-hopping trip. Travelling…

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By Tom
On: 4th March, 2020

Long Haul Experience, Short Haul Logistics: Alternative Europe

  • Turkey
  • Romania
  • France
  • Southern Iceland
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Svalbard
  • The Azores
  • Swedish Lapland
  • The Alentejo

Don't worry. This isn't a blog about the dry as dust subject of European equivalence that was a hot topic during the first round of Brexit negotiations. We're talking about something far, FAR more interesting: namely the fact that you don't need to fly to the ends of the Earth to appreciate…

By Claire
On: 2nd March, 2020

2020s Most Immersive Filming Locations You Need to Visit

  • Yukon
  • Jamaica
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos

Are you sitting comfortably, with your mobile phone turned off and popcorn in hand? Good, because now we want you to throw all of those things out the proverbial window and grab your hiking boots/oar/moustache comb (all will become clear). 2020 is set to be a blockbuster year in terms of…

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Emily

By Emily
On: 24th February, 2020

Our Favourite European Walking Holidays

  • Spain
  • The Dolomites
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Corsica
  • Romania

We're all about embracing a slower pace of life here at Original Travel, and what better way to do that than on a walking holiday. Venture into the great outdoors and spend your days ambling (or marching, depending on your chosen walking pace) through some of Europe's most beautiful scenery…

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By Tom
On: 19th February, 2020

Top Six Things to do in Egypt

  • Egypt
  • Pyramids and the Red Sea
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile

From the pyramids in Cairo to the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, Egypt is a short haul shoo-in.

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By Carys
On: 17th February, 2020

2021 Here We Come: The Best 2021 Holidays

  • South Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Costa Rica

So, the January blues have finally come to an end, there's a faint whiff of optimism in the air that spring isn't too far away, and everyone is finally crawling out of social hibernation to start the new decade once and for all. Never ones to be left behind, the Original Travel team in…