Travel Miscellany

Big Short Break
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By Jess
On: 30th September, 2016

Find Your Travel Tribe

  • Spain
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Oman
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Iran

Which Travel Tribe do you belong to? Perhaps you're a Gastronomic Globetrotter; you crave the delectable delights of the world's best foodie destinations. Or maybe you're a Lounger Lizard, chasing the sun around the globe one deck chair at a time. Or are you a Culture Vulture, enjoying…


By Naomi
On: 19th September, 2016

Deepest Mani, the unexplored cradle of ancient Greece.

  • Greece
  • Peloponnese

Fears of driving on uncertain roads melted away in the midday Maniot heat, as we climbed through mountains that tumbled into the crystal blue sea. My reward for braving the hairpin bends from Kalamata to the Mani, was the breathtaking vistas glimpsed in between Cyprus and Olive trees on the…

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By Jess
On: 2nd September, 2016

Hot Off The Press

  • Oman
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Mongolia

The thrill of the new. Nothing quite beats notching up a new destination or experience on the bedpost of life and, here at Original Travel, we're only too happy to help out by keeping you up to date with what's happening in the travel world. And we're in for an Autumn of new beginnings, with…

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By Nick
On: 28th June, 2016

Brexit: A Word of Reassurance

As CEO of Original Travel I wanted to give our existing and potential clients some peace of mind in these unsettled times.

Aerial view of New York City Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge
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By Tamsin'
On: 15th March, 2016

New York and Kauai: The perfect Yin and Yang Combo

  • New York
  • Hawaii

I have come to the conclusion that I am a tad Yin and Yang. I adore the city but I also thrive on country life. I travel extensively but I also find happiness with my home comforts. I explore the new but always return to my favourites - which is probably why I love visiting contrasting…

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By Tom
On: 15th February, 2016

Parlez-vous Anglais?

  • Canada
  • USA
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • British Columbia
  • Churchill
  • California
  • Washington DC
  • New England
  • Hawaii
  • Jackson Hole
  • New York
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands
  • Cape Town

Consider the English-speaking world. Don't panic - this isn't going to be some misty-eyed paean to the age of Empire, when Britannia ruled the waves, and the sun never set, etc; but if you think about the places that speak English as their first language, they make for a pretty spectacular…

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By Jess
On: 11th January, 2016

What's Hot Right Now

  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Tanzania
  • Oman
  • Maldives

January is a month generally associated with New Year blues, dark days and distinctly British weather. That is to say it's not necessarily a favourite. In fact one of the only things it is good for is planning your getaways for the year ahead, and that's where we come in. Whether it's…

Cambodian sunset
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By Katie
On: 2nd November, 2015

Head Over Heels for Cambodia: Part 1

  • Cambodia

Having been lucky enough to travel the world extensively and develop a strong sense of wanderlust, Asia is where my passion really lies. Which is why, with excitement, I am now able to tell you about a country I have not had the chance to visit... until now - Cambodia.

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 10th September, 2015

The Fairy Tale of Zanzibar

  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

It is hard to describe my experiences of Zanzibar in so many words. I remember returning to England and explaining to everyone that I had caught the 'Zanzibar bug'. Baffled, and alarmed that I had managed to catch some kind of horrendous stomach bug on my travels, my family and friends, as…

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By Helen M
On: 3rd August, 2015

Eco-Luxury in the Maldives

  • Maldives

Think that eco-living and luxury travel are poles apart? Think again! Environmental concerns are hugely important to the residents of the Maldives, and this tiny island is going all out to preserve its beautiful but fragile marine resources. Off to the Maldives on your honeymoon? Why not…