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Fresh cocoa fruit
Emily

By Emily
On: 4th April, 2019

Choc-tastic: Our Favourite Chocolate Based Experiences around the World

  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Bali
  • Clare, Mclaren Vale and Barossa Valley
  • Switzerland
  • Mexico
  • Grenada

In the build-up to Easter we've been enjoying more than our fair share of Mini Eggs here at Original Travel HQ, which got us thinking a little bit more about chocolate and the origins of our favourite afternoon snack. So we've come up with a list of our best chocolate-based experiences…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 17th December, 2018

Live like a Local in Melbourne

  • Australia

Australia's cultural capital may just have had its 'world's most liveable city' crown stolen by Vienna, but there's a reason it has reigned supreme for the last seven years. Famed for its coffee culture, fantastic brunch scene and infectious creative charm, it's a city you can really get…

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
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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
Image of Jessica Higgs

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:…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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...