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Travel Miscellany

By Ella
On: 16th November, 2020

The Science of Anticipation: Why Travel is Good for You

The winter months ahead may look a little bleak, but with news of a potential vaccine, it feels like there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel. We know how to make that light a little brighter still. We've always been interested in the psychology of travel, and in particular the…

By Ella
On: 19th October, 2020

Simply Starstruck: The Best Stargazing Destinations in the World

  • Australia
  • India
  • Chile
  • Norway
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand

I'm no Professor Brian Cox, and I'm not about to start banging on about antimatter, circumstellar discs and magellanic clouds (although they all sound marvellous), but there are few greater feelings than the sense of wonderment that comes with tipping your head back and gazing up at the…

Playing a drum

By Tom
On: 18th June, 2020

Music to Move You

We talk a lot about our additional services. After all, they are one of the key things that sets us apart from the competition, and even more important in the new normal. But our regional playlists are one of the services we don't often bang the drum (excuse the pun) about.

Virtual tourism

By Tom
On: 26th May, 2020

The Virtues of Virtual Tourism

Some in the travel industry fear the emergence of virtual tourism; we're not in that camp. We know that seeing somewhere on a screen - even if you are able to turn your head or move your mouse to see more - is no substitute for the real thing. That said, virtual tours are a great teaser for…

Elephant eating

By Tom
On: 20th May, 2020

The Two-Metre Rule

Second guessing the new parameters for life post-lockdown has become something of a national obsession. But whatever the next changes will be, there's one regulation that we just know will stay in place - the two-metre social distancing rule. Now, depending on your height you could just…

Painting

By Tom
On: 18th May, 2020

Lockdown Learning

As the rules around the lockdown begin to loosen, this is an apt moment to revisit all the things you determined to learn during your time at home… and never quite got around to. No more excuses, people! In the near future we'll all be back at work, and then, one day soon, we'll be exploring…

man daughter eating

By Tom
On: 5th May, 2020

The Home Holiday Challenge

As we enter the final furlong of this grand national experiment in homeschooling, there's a dawning realisation among parents that another set of key workers deserve our utmost gratitude - teachers. Part psychologists, part mentors, part crowd control, part inspirators and all heroes,…

Thank You Listing

By Tom
On: 25th March, 2020

Thank You, Merci, Danke, Gracias...

Travel isn't just about places; it's about people. Our amazing staff, our Concierges, our longstanding suppliers and partners in destinations around the world and, of course, our loyal clients. In this newsletter we want to focus on our clients particularly. We always knew they were a classy…

Director's Message

By Tom
On: 16th March, 2020

A Note from the Directors

We, the Directors of Original Travel, want to update clients on our thinking during the coronavirus situation. It's a tough time for everyone, and as you can imagine it's particularly challenging for the travel industry. That said, we and our network of partners around the world are a pretty…

By Tom
On: 1st March, 2020

#AtYourService Partner Brand Prizes - Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition; entrants agree to be bound by these rules. The "Main Prize" is a holiday for two with Original Travel worth £10,000 which will be organised by one of our specialist travel experts. Please see here for these Terms and Conditions. The below are all the Terms and…