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By Emily
On: 18th September, 2020

The Best Travel Series to Keep us Inspired to Travel

  • The Masai Mara
  • Bangkok
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Singapore
  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Lima
  • Bogotá
  • Copenhagen
  • Venice
  • Seville
  • Botswana
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico City
  • Argentina

If 2020 has been good for anything, it's boxsets. At the very least, lockdown has given us plenty of time to catch up on all of those shows we've been meaning to watch for years, but never quite got around to. What 2020 has not been good for, on the other hand, is ticking off destinations…

By Ella
On: 10th September, 2020

Our Favourite Wellbeing Holidays

  • Japan
  • The Indian Himalayas
  • The Dolomites
  • Italian Lakes
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia

Wellbeing holidays can mean something different to each of us. Maybe it's a stay in a serene beach resort that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered or a getaway in nature that gives you the chance to unwind and disconnect. Perhaps it's a glamorous getaway for one that you've been craving or…

tropical island from above

By Olivia
On: 7th August, 2020

Remote Island Holidays: Our Favourite Exotic Hideaways

  • Andaman Islands
  • San Juan Islands
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast
  • Zanzibar
  • Mafia Island
  • Pemba Island
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Fiji

Fancy escaping reality for a moment? Us too. Lockdown lows might have reached their trough a few weeks ago, but now the world is starting to open up again and we are beginning to regain some sort of normality in our lives. In this new normal, all of those daydreams about far-flung exotic…

women road trip

By Ella
On: 8th July, 2020

Top Tips for Planning a Driving Holiday in Europe

  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Italy

As the world opens up again for travel, we're willing to bet that road trips are going to be the big summer trend. If you're planning a driving holiday in Europe there's a lot to consider, from destinations to driving routes and from packing essentials to memorable activities along the way.…

take my hand rome

By Tom
On: 26th June, 2020

A Love Letter to Europe: The Best Places to Visit Closer to Home

  • Austria
  • Zermatt
  • The Three Valleys
  • The Dolomites
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Rome
  • Paris
  • Istanbul
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Spain
  • Transylvania
  • Norway
  • Croatia
  • Svalbard
  • Gozo
  • The Azores

It's a staple storyline from hundreds of Hollywood movies: our hero(ine) leaves their small hometown and has many adventures and romantic trysts in the wider world before the epiphany that the boy/girl next door back home was the love of their life all along. That's a rather convoluted…

iceland couple waterfall

By Olivia
On: 24th June, 2020

Remote Rendezvous: Alternative Honeymoon Destinations

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Morocco
  • Fez
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Danube Delta

If you and your betrothed are not the type to yearn for a cookie-cutter honeymoon - perhaps the shimmering shores of the Caribbean, or maybe the rousingly romantic rue's of Paris are not calling your name - may we take the liberty of serving up some delightfully alternative honeymoon…

fishermen myanmar

By Ella
On: 4th June, 2020

Philantourism: The Countries Most Reliant on Tourism and Why we Can’t Wait to go There Once Lockdown is Over

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Caribbean
  • Turkey

At Original Travel, we're big believers in the power of tourism to help sustain captivating countries around the world. Many countries rely on tourism, whether it's because their economies depend on it, or because the lack of tourism during lockdown has led to an increase in illegal…

garden path england

By Ella
On: 7th May, 2020

Our Favourite Gardens From Around the World

  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • USA
  • The South of England

At the risk of sounding terribly middle-aged, we love a good garden. But where can you find the best (apart from at Monty Don's house, obviously)? Lucky for you, we've dug up (sorry) a list of some of our very favourites gardens from around the world…

By Emily
On: 4th May, 2020

Alternative European City Breaks

  • Italy
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Spain
  • Georgia

With most European countries just a stone's throw away, it can feel like us Brits already know our neighbours like the back of our hand. Well, we are here to tell you otherwise. If you're in the mood to shake up your travel plans, read on for a round up of our alternative European city…

hiker mountains patagonia

By Ella
On: 30th April, 2020

Epic Ways to Come out of Lockdown

  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Yukon
  • Northern Patagonia
  • Southern Patagonia
  • Namibia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Guyana

In a time of travel restrictions and lockdowns, face masks and flight cancellations, it can be difficult to imagine what our future travel plans will look like. At Original Travel, we like to think of ourselves as forward thinkers, and that's why we're already daydreaming about future…