Travel Miscellany

steam ship sudan at sunset
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 25th July, 2018

Instagram Competition: Win a Stylish Holiday for Two in Egypt

  • Egypt

Picture this. Five nights aboard a luxurious 19th century steamship, cruising in style down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and visiting fascinating sites en route. Interested? Then read on…

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By Jess
On: 8th September, 2017

Simply Starstruck: Our Super Stargazing Spots

  • Australia
  • India
  • Chile
  • Norway
  • Botswana

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…

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By Jess
On: 19th June, 2017

Do You Need To Up Your Insta-Game?

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Santorini
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • Uzbekistan

Question: if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to Instagram it, does it actually happen? We all love a bit of an Insta-brag every now and then (never more so than when we're on holiday) and making sure you get the perfect angle, have the filters ramped up to the max and enough…

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…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
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…