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making a mojito
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By Jess
On: 20th September, 2018

Six of the Best: Hotel Bars

  • Venice
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • Zimbabwe
  • Maldives
  • California

The satisfying pop of a cork, the glorious glug of a bottle, the reassuring rattle of a cocktail shaker - whether it's a Virgin Mary, a classic G&T or a Bubble Bath Martini (lychee, poppy-seed, lavender, rose air and a rubber duck, obvs), a good drink at the end of a day spent by the…

grape cutting

By Abby
On: 6th September, 2018

Top Three: European Vineyards to Experience

  • The Alentejo
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Tuscany

For all the oenophiles out there, there is surely nothing greater than sitting back and sipping a glass of vino (or three) while also drinking in (sorry) a seriously stunning view. Well, luckily for us Brits, we don't have to travel far for our vino-with-a-view hit; Europe is home to some of…

bottle of australian wine

By Natalie
On: 26th June, 2018

Sing for your Supper: Our Top Australian Foodie Experiences

  • Australia

It's no secret that Australia is one of the best wine producers in the world, and those in the know will also be aware that the variety and quality of food on offer here stands it in the running with the likes of Italy as one of our favourite all-round gastronomic destinations.

A colourful canal in Bologna

By Abby
On: 15th May, 2018

Bologna like a Local

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Italy

Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live la dolce vita than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna...

photo of a fajita being made on the street

By Natalie
On: 20th March, 2018

A Street Food Tour of the World

  • Bangkok
  • Mexico City
  • Singapore
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Marrakech
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Cape Town
  • Lima
  • Mumbai
  • Paris

Once the unsavoury dining choice of the broke backpacker or hippe local-wannabe, street food has come a long way in recent years. With several street food stalls around the world now being recognised with Michelin stars the concept of eating out of a paper carton on the side of the road has…

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By Harriet
On: 29th December, 2017

Beyond The Basque Country

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

I have no doubt that most of you will have already heard of San Sebastian and its notoriety amongst foodies as having countless Michelin Stars. I set off earlier this year to turn the region from a micro gastronomic adventure into a massive Basque journey through the whole of this north…

food market in Hanoi, Vietnam
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By Jess
On: 7th November, 2017

Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

  • Tasmania
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • USA

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

By Abby
On: 17th October, 2017

How to Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Bologna

  • Italy
  • Emilia-Romagna

La Rossa, La Grassa, La Dotta (The Red, The Fat, The Learned); Bologna, the capital of Italy's historically gastronomic region - Emilia-Romagna - certainly lives up to its moniker. Leave any notion of diets at Heathrow and pass a weekend munching your way around the culinary capital of Italy...

Egyptian spice market
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By Amelia
On: 14th July, 2017

Top 10 Egyptian Food and Drink

  • Egypt

Falafel, mango juice and suprisingly tasty stuffed pigeon! Original Travel Egypt expert Amelia Stewart gives us the low down on her top 10 Egyptian Food and Drink...

Tea Country Landscape, Sri Lanka
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 29th June, 2017

Top 5 Tea-Based Activities in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation…