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By Jess
On: 23rd January, 2020

The Best Spring Holidays for 2020

  • Israel
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural Triangle
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches
  • Portugal
  • Mexico
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Japan

Want to put the spring back in your step after the dark doldrums of winter? We've got just the ticket, and with Easter plus two May bank holidays, spring is one of the best times of year for an epic escape. Here's where to go in spring 2020…

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By Tom
On: 22nd January, 2020

Destination Inspiration for Music

  • India
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Morocco

If music be the food of your travels, visit these places to broaden your aural horizons...

By Claire
On: 17th January, 2020

Our Top Christmas Destinations for 2020

You're down to the final slice of Turkey and fighting over the last mince pie but instead of feeling sad that Christmas is over, why not book yourself an epic holiday for Christmas 2020? It may seem a long way off, but trust us when we say that places start getting booked up fast. So seize…

By Francesca
On: 13th January, 2020

Head Over Heels For Puglia

  • Puglia

Located on the heel of Italy's boot, Puglia is the hotspot for a romantic getaway and for good reason. The region is bursting with history, art and excellent food - a perfect recipe for romance. On a tranquil trip for two, our Italy expert, Francesca, discovered that traveling with her…

By Claire
On: 10th January, 2020

Dry Jan... Literally! Our Top Desert Destinations for 2020

  • The Namib Desert
  • Luxor, Aswan and the Nile
  • Canada
  • Atacama Desert
  • Antarctica

Dry January sounds a little… well, dry. But if the lack of 'moonshine' is already getting you down, we're here to show you that dry doesn't have to be dull. Let us wet your appetite with some of our favourite holiday destinations which also happen to be some of the driest places on Earth…


By Emily
On: 7th January, 2020

Our Favourite Alternative Summer 2020 Destinations

  • The Dolomites
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swedish Lapland
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Ladakh
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast

This summer, swap your usual European beach break for an alternative holiday with the inevitable braggability factor that comes with going somewhere a little more niche. Whether you're tempted by a traditionally 'winter' destination such as Swedish Lapland or fancy exploring a lesser-visited…

How to Travel Responsibly: Rainforest
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By Tom
On: 3rd January, 2020

How to Travel Responsibly: Our Top Tips

Responsible travel, sustainable travel, eco-travel - call the concept what you will, but these buzzwords are making waves, and with good reason. We all want to safeguard our beloved planet, but we don't want to (and shouldn't) give up travel altogether, so how can we create the conditions…

Trending Destination: Kyrgyzstan
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By Tom
On: 3rd January, 2020

Trending Destinations: What's Hot for 2020

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • China
  • Israel
  • The Azores
  • Nicaragua
  • Corsica
  • Egypt

Taking the planet's pulse is a particularly pleasurable part of our job, and each year we predict which destinations will hit the heights. So, without further delay, we introduce Original Travel's magnificent seven trending destinations for 2020. Some are entirely new destinations for us,…

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By Guest blogger
On: 2nd January, 2020

Marco 'Solo' - Our Top Solo Travel Destinations for 2020

Sometimes, being selfish isn't such a bad thing, and packing your bags and jetting off on a solo adventure is, arguably, one of those times. Travelling on your own is the best way to do exactly what you want to do; no waiting for someone else, missing out on an activity, or - even worse -…

Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 20th December, 2019

Slow Amazing - Our Favourite 'Slow Travel' Destinations for 2020

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Egypt

Here at Original Travel, we're big believers in the benefits of Slow Travel (which we define as travelling by modes of transport other than plane or car; such as train, horse, walking, biking, boating and more). As well as giving you the chance to appreciate and connect with your…