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By Olivia
On: 17th July, 2020

Dogs on a Train - Top Tips for Travelling to Europe with Pets

  • Europe
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland

A road trip to Europe is one thing (it's an epic thing if you ask us), but taking the whole family, including your favourite four-legged friends, along for the ride is a recipe for an even more epic European adventure. The bonus? You don't have to think about who can pet-sit for you when you…

By Susie T
On: 7th July, 2020

Where We’d Like To Be: The Ultimate European Road Trip

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Italy

We're partial to a travel daydream, and lately we've been particularly taken with the idea of a retro road trip through Europe, motoring through picture perfect countryside, delving into the nooks and crannies of culture-filled cities and sampling the continent's best food and wine as we go.…

Girl in car

By Tom
On: 11th June, 2020

Retro Road Trips: Introducing the Family to the Classic European Driving Holiday

  • France

Do you remember the Peugeot 505 Familiale estate car? I'm showing my age here, but back in the early 80s it was the go-to ride for big families thanks to the novel idea (well, in a car anyway) of a fold-up third row of seats in the otherwise cavernous boot. Some of my fondest holiday…

Dolomites Listing Image

By Emily
On: 24th February, 2020

Our Favourite European Walking Holidays

  • Spain
  • The Dolomites
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Corsica
  • Romania

We're all about embracing a slower pace of life here at Original Travel, and what better way to do that than on a walking holiday. Venture into the great outdoors and spend your days ambling (or marching, depending on your chosen walking pace) through some of Europe's most beautiful scenery…

By Susie T
On: 20th December, 2019

Slow Amazing - Our Favourite 'Slow Travel' Destinations for 2020

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Egypt

Here at Original Travel, we're big believers in the benefits of Slow Travel (which we define as travelling by modes of transport other than plane or car; such as train, horse, walking, biking, boating and more). As well as giving you the chance to appreciate and connect with your…

By Tom
On: 3rd May, 2019

The Greatest Road Trip Panoramic Pit Stops

  • Puglia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Uruguay
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Namibia
  • Canada
  • The South Island
  • New Zealand

You're here for the freedom of the open road, but do stop to take in the sheer magnificence of your surroundings...

By Ollie
On: 15th April, 2019

Travels with my Father: a Reminiscent Road Trip through Yellowstone

  • Montana and Wyoming

Very soon after my father retired from a 30+ year career as a lawyer in New York, he embarked on a cross country bike trip from San Francisco to New York. The journey was over three thousand miles from start to finish and it took him just under three months. This was, to him, the best way to…

By Tom
On: 28th March, 2019

Destination Inspiration for Slow Travel

  • Australia
  • Queensland
  • France
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Argentina
  • Chile

The frenetic pace of modern life is a common complaint, but since the world shows no signs of stopping so we can get off, we need a few less radical solutions. Enter: the concept of slow travel; an opportunity to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the world around you at a gentler pace...

Road trip

By Emily
On: 26th February, 2019

The Road Less Travelled: Four Off the Beaten Track Road Trips

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Uruguay
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Corsica

Everyone knows the classics: California's Highway One, South Africa's Garden Route and New Zealand's South Island circuit. And they're all popular road trips for a reason. However, some of our favourites are those that slip under the radar, so read on for four of our favourite road trips…

italian countryside road

By Emily
On: 15th January, 2019

Our Top Three Italian Road Trips

  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The beauty of an Italian road trip is that the relatively small size of the country means journey times are kept to manageable lengths (meaning the risk of map-related arguments is, critically, also kept to a minimum). The other beauty is, well, the beauty. Few countries offer such stunning…