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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…

porto houses

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...

Deep South oak lined road
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By Will
On: 11th October, 2017

A Deep South Road Trip in Numbers

  • USA
  • The Deep South

I've just returned from an epic road trip through the USA's Deep South, a place of charming cities, sweeping mountains and musical marvels. Rather than try and put it into words, the best way to describe this region is actually in numbers…

Sunflowers
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By Jess
On: 14th June, 2017

Top Five Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

  • Oman
  • Mexico
  • Antigua
  • Cambodia
  • Maldives

Winter is coming. No, we haven't temporarily taken leave of our senses and this isn't a belated April Fool's. You did, in fact, read that correctly - we said winter. While summer hasn't really even kicked off yet (and who knows whether it will even make an appearance) news has reached us…

Colourful Houses, Bolivia
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By Jess
On: 30th May, 2017

Travel by Colour: our Top Five Destinations in Latin America

  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Argentina
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Costa Rica

Latin America is a region of many characters; football is practically a religion; the steak is the best in the world (and the only vegetarian item you're likely to find on the menu is a mojito) and the jeans are very, very tight. It's also a continent awash with colour - from bright woven…

Chairs looking out over a lake
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By Guest blogger
On: 18th May, 2017

The Detail: Honeymooning with Original Travel

Did you know that 87% of couples get married just to have an excuse to go on a honeymoon? If that statistic seems high, it's because I just made it up. But that doesn't take away from the fact that your first holiday as newlyweds will be the most important trip you plan together. We…

Treehotel, Sweden
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By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

Gondolas, Venice
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By Jess
On: 12th May, 2017

Find Your Perfect Travel Destination

  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Albania
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Venice

May maybe May and co.'s month to campaign before yet another election but we can all agree that the current whirlwind of politicos spouting seemingly endless streams of specious speculation is hardly gripping the nation. But while you may have your political tribe nailed down, what about…

Amanzoe hotel terrace, Greece
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By Jess
On: 28th April, 2017

Top Five: Hotels with Villas

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Portugal

Hiring a villa is a quintessential holiday experience, affording guests much more privacy and flexibility than staying at a hotel. That being said, there are lots of lovely perks to staying in a hotel - fabulous food, that little choccy on your pillow at night, a great kids club to keep the…