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House in the Deep South
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By Will
On: 9th April, 2019

Top Six Things to do in the Deep South

  • USA
  • New Orleans & The Deep South

They say all roads lead to Rome, but when it comes to music, they take a detour through America's Deep South. The land of big bands, the blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, gospel choirs and more is a fascinating melting pot of cultures, history and musical milestones, all combinable in one…

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By Tom
On: 28th March, 2019

Destination Inspiration for Slow Travel

  • Australia
  • Queensland
  • France
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Argentina
  • Chile

The frenetic pace of modern life is a common complaint, but since the world shows no signs of stopping so we can get off, we need a few less radical solutions. Enter: the concept of slow travel; an opportunity to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the world around you at a gentler pace...

couple on a road trip
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By Tom
On: 26th March, 2019

Avoiding Carguments

Apparently a quarter of all arguments occur in the car. Here's a road map to avoiding traffic-related tiffs...

algarve bay in evening
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 19th March, 2019

Portugal’s Southern Powerhouses: the Algarve and the Alentejo

  • The Algarve
  • The Alentejo

Home to the oldest bookshop in the world, Portugal sets the scene for you to create your own story with its abundance of possibilities for sun-seekers, sailors, surfers and loafers alike. The Algarve and the Alentejo, both in the south of the country, are two of Original Travel's favourite…

penguin in antarctica
Emily

By Emily
On: 12th March, 2019

Get Organised for 2020

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Antarctica
  • Finland
  • Japan

We may only be three months into 2019, and most of us are still probably writing the date wrong at least once a day, but alarmingly it is also time to start looking ahead to 2020. Certain destinations and experiences book up incredibly early, so now is the chance to get your organisational…

By Natalie
On: 5th March, 2019

Top Europe Destinations for Summer 2019

  • Turkey
  • Sweden
  • Portugal

The February mini-heatwave we've enjoyed this week may have disappeared (and with it a very confusing time for our wardrobes) but all that sunshine and vitamin D got us dreaming about summer holidays. We've put our heads together and come up with a list of the top spots for a bit of culture…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 28th February, 2019

Deeper Cuts: The Second Cut is the Deepest

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Eastern Cape
  • Vancouver
  • Kyushu
  • Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands
  • Epirus & Meteora
  • Mexico City

Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe may have all declared that the first cut is the deepest, but we at Original Travel are of the opinion that when it comes to visiting some of the classic destinations, the second cut goes a lot deeper. When returning to a beloved destination there's…

Road trip
Emily

By Emily
On: 26th February, 2019

The Road Less Travelled: Four Off the Beaten Track Road Trips

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Uruguay
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Corsica

Everyone knows the classics: California's Highway One, South Africa's Garden Route and New Zealand's South Island circuit. And they're all popular road trips for a reason. However, some of our favourites are those that slip under the radar, so read on for four of our favourite road trips…

Parrots in tree
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 19th February, 2019

The Latin America Low Down

  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Cartagena
  • Havana
  • Southern Patagonia
  • The Sacred Valley
  • The Amazon
  • Antarctica
  • Lima
  • Mendoza

In honour of Valentine's Day last week, we thought we'd celebrate that most passionate of regions: Latin America. In the immortal words of Led Zeppelin we've got a whole lotta love for this romantic place that's sure to get the pulse racing with fabulous food and wine, wonderful wildlife,…

daffodils

By Natalie
On: 12th February, 2019

Where To Go in March

  • Kenya
  • Seville
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Thailand
  • Whistler
  • Svalbard
  • Bhutan
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana

March: a month typified by new-born lambs frolicking in fields, daffodils blooming and the start of it being socially acceptable to scoff Creme Eggs at all hours. But, lest we forget, March 2018 was, in reality, dominated by a certain Beast of an Easterly nature and its after-effects, which…