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a local woman in Bali farming rice
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By Carrie
On: 13th November, 2017

Bali: For Everyone

  • Indonesia
  • Bali

For some, mention the words 'Indonesia' or 'Bali' and images of barely clad Australians sprawling over Kuta beach, surfing by day and partying by night pop to mind. This may be the truth of some few areas yes, but there is so much more to Indonesia; an archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands...

cartagena colourful streets

By Ollie
On: 31st October, 2017

Discovering the New and Improved Colombia

  • Colombia

Colombia - an absolute whopper of a country both geographically speaking (although it's no Brazil) and in terms of its diversity. It may forever remain synonymous with one particular resident (thanks, Narcos), however, on my trip to this colourful (in more ways than one) country I discovered…

angthong national park koh samui
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By Jess
On: 29th August, 2017

Winter Sun-spiration

  • Ethiopia
  • Thailand
  • Antigua
  • Kenya
  • France

True 'Britishness' is surely defined by our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies continue to show that we Brits are increasingly suffering from a lack of Vitamin D. The answer? Escape to sunnier climes, of course.…

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By Jess
On: 22nd August, 2017

Sensational Cities: Our Ultimate City Adventures

  • The Deep South
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Fez
  • Cusco
  • Japan
  • Iran

The word holiday often conjures up images of white sandy beaches, delicious fruity cocktails and a good holiday-read. However, here at Original Travel, we also pine for something a little more…dynamic. That is to say that we absolutely love a great city. Think culture, history and…

Tuk Tuk through Delhi, India
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By Miranda
On: 16th August, 2017

The Inside Track: India

  • India
  • Central India
  • The Indian Himalayas

Why do I love India so much? From the rich historic culture to the huge geographical diversity - they have it all from the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains to the deserts in Gujarat and Rajasthan. It doesn't matter how many times you visit India, there is always something new to discover;…

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By Jess
On: 7th August, 2017

Lights. Camera. Action: It's Show Time...

  • Albania
  • USA
  • Costa Rica
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

Who else was totally enthralled by Joanna Lumley in India and Wild Alaska Live? Both gave fascinating insights into some of the most beautiful corners of our planet, and made us want to immediately grab our passports and head off in search of adventure. But what should we watch on the telly…

An aerial shot of Bologna
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By Kate L
On: 21st July, 2017

Part Two of My Italian Odyssey: Emilia Romagna and Rome

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Emilia-Romagna

My time in the beautifully glamorous Italian Lakes and Tuscany, detailed in Part One of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany, had sadly come to an end and it was time to pull myself away and 'solidier' on through my Italian road trip on to the seriously under-rated Emilia Romagna…

Lake Como
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By Kate L
On: 18th July, 2017

Part One Of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany

  • Italy
  • Italian Lakes
  • Tuscany

As we set off from Milan towards the Lakes, waving goodbye to clean eating and preparing ourselves instead for ten days of wining and dining, superb vistas and myriad boutique properties, I hadn't stopped to really think about the variety and richness that this well-travelled country would…

Aerial view of Cape Town
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By Jess
On: 13th July, 2017

African Adventures (There's More Than Safaris)

  • South Africa
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Ethiopia
  • Namibia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Morocco

When we say Africa, you dig out the binoculars and khaki trousers and begin practising your best David Attenborough voice, right? Wrong! While safaris might hog most of the African holiday limelight, there is so much more to this supremely diverse continent, from mind-blowing scenery to…

Galopagos view from Bartolome Island
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By Jess
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…