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By Susie T
On: 21st September, 2020

Sweden Through The Seasons

  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Stockholm

They say you're not supposed to have favourites, but we have to admit to a few, and Sweden is most certainly one. That's why we had a little (virtual) celebration at Original Travel last week when it was announced that Sweden was officially coming off the Foreign Office quarantine naughty…

gondola venice

By Susie T
On: 2nd September, 2020

Travelling in the New Normal - Experiencing Venice Without the Crowds

  • Venice
  • Italy

Travelling in the time of coronavirus can be a daunting prospect. There's the concern about the flight or train journey getting there - something travellers Nadine and Matt reported on for us (spoiler: the conclusion is that it's totally fine) - and then what is it going to be like when you…

airport seating

By Matt
On: 27th July, 2020

What is the Experience of Flying Like Right Now? (Part Two)

  • France

In the spirit of research (and a desperate need to go on holiday), two of the team here at Original Travel have been away in the last week, and in true Top Gear challenge fashion, they can report back on what it's really like flying and taking the Eurotunnel at the moment. Read on for part…

woman airport face mask
Image of Nadine Torilla

By Nadine
On: 20th July, 2020

What is the Experience of Flying Like Right Now? (Part One)

  • France

In the spirit of research (and a desperate need to go on holiday), two of the team here at Original Travel have been away in the last week, and in true Top Gear challenge fashion, they can report back on what it's really like flying and taking the Eurotunnel at the moment. Read on for part…

hiker mountain silhouette

By Ella
On: 16th July, 2020

Once in a Lifetime Experiences

  • Venice
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Antarctica
  • Paris

Planet Earth plays host to some seriously epic events. There are those that happen every year, such as Holi Festival (the world's most colourful celebration) and the Great Wildebeest Migration through Tanzania and Kenya (the largest overland migration in the world). And then there are the…

Villa pool

By Emily
On: 10th July, 2020

The Best of Both Words: Holidays to Hotels with Villas

  • Europe
  • France
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • Croatia

In this 'new normal' of travelling in a post-lockdown world, we will all have to take into account things we would never normally consider when booking a holiday. Do we want to sit crammed in next to strangers on an aeroplane for hours, or would we rather stick to our own 'bubble' and drive…

family road trip luggage

By Ella
On: 2nd July, 2020

A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

By Tom
On: 30th June, 2020

Why a Gulet Cruise in Turkey Might Be The Most Fun Holiday You Ever Have

  • Turkey

There are a few holiday types that deserve 'classic' status: the family ski week in the Alps, the road trip, the African safari and the sexy city break to name but four, but I'd like to add another one in to the mix - a week long gulet cruise in Turkey.

By Ella
On: 24th April, 2020

Tips to Avoid Overtourism

Overtourism: too many of us going to the same places at the same times to see the same sights. With harrowing images of long queues to get to the summit of Mount Everest, swarms of holidaymakers descending on the world's most famous (and Instagrammable) spots, and islands and beaches having…

By Tom
On: 22nd April, 2020

Our Top Ten Reconnect Experiences

Baking bread, whittling wood, fermenting vegetables, sewing our own clothes, growing a herb garden… in our modern and convenience-focussed lives, there is something infinitely satisfying about getting back to basics and learning the skills that our ancestors used in their everyday lives.…