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By Tom
On: 5th December, 2017

When Can I... Taking Your Children on 'First' Holidays

At Original Travel, we completely understand (first-hand) that each and every family is unique and therefore has entirely unique holiday preferences. However, after years of experience (15 years to be exact) planning family holidays, we like to think that we've learnt a thing or two and are…

a mother cycling with her toddler
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By Tom
On: 23rd November, 2017

A Guide to Travelling with Toddlers

Welcome to the exciting new world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your former travel life but we're here to help with the transition. Here are our top tips for surviving (and enjoying!) family holidays whilst travelling with tots. Are you sitting…

winter sports in sweden
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By Guest blogger
On: 23rd October, 2017

Teen to Teen Advice on Family Holidays

Your essential survival guide to holidays with your parents (eurgh). Written by Kit, son of Polly and a teenager of excellent repute. Here's his guide on how to get the most out of family holidays...

family fun on holiday
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By Guest blogger
On: 13th October, 2017

Parental Advice on Holidays with Teens

To all parents of teenagers, welcome to your essential survival guide to holidaying with your charming teens. Let us introduce you to Polly, mother to four teenage boys and winner of Original Travel's inaugural Parental Bravery Award. If there's something about holidaying with teenagers that…

toddler at the airport
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By Tom
On: 5th October, 2017

A Survival Manual To Flying With Infants

Welcome to our dedicated Survival Manual for flying with your little ones. No one wants to be the parent of a screaming infant on a flight, so if you want to avoid looks that could kill, here are a few tips from all of us Original Travel parents to minimise the chances of an incident at…

A family of lions
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By Tom
On: 26th September, 2017

My First Safari: Wild in South Africa

  • South Africa

Regardless of how many Jellycat giraffe teddies the children own, or how Elmer the Elephan encyclopedic they are, nothing even comes close to seeing African wildlife in its natural habitat for the first time. We think that your wild things will enjoy a safari experience in family-friendly…

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By Jess
On: 20th May, 2016

Family Africa: Where to Take the Kids this Summer

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Morocco

Time away with the family is a precious commodity and making sure you find a destination with the perfect blend of relaxation (for tired parents) and fun activities (for curious kids) can be (understatement alert) something of a challenge. Well, that's where we come in and if you're looking…

View across a Sri Lanka Tea Plantation
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By Guest blogger
On: 28th April, 2016

Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches

Searching for somewhere special to spend the school holidays? Look no further than Sri Lanka - the idyllic gem of the Indian Ocean. Small in size but rich in culture, this little island boasts everything from tea estates and coconut plantations to white sandy beaches and colonial forts. Sri…

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By Helen M
On: 21st July, 2015

Family Adventure Holidays

  • The Great American Wilderness
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India

Thrilling adventures don't have to stop as soon as the kids arrive. At Original Travel we pride ourselves on being able to make even the most action packed holiday totally family friendly. After all, sometimes it's not only the children who can't sit still for five minutes.

sicily bay view

By Rita
On: 1st June, 2015

Stylish Luxury Family Holidays in Sicily

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Having been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe with my job, I do sometimes worry that the "wow" factor will be lost on me. Truth be told, sometimes it does all blur into a haze of delectable food and crazily comfortable pillows. Sicily however, was rather different. It isn't the…