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Travel Miscellany

By Ella
On: 19th April, 2021

What is a Delta? A Lesson on The Okavango Delta

  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond

Something that has become abundantly clear this year is that people love the challenge of a good old fashioned quiz. Whether it's a traditional pub quiz, or a virtual get together with friends and family from the comfort of our homes, many of us have been putting our general knowledge to the…

By Ella
On: 24th March, 2021

Meet the Travel Experts

We believe that expertise, experience and passion are key to creating a holiday that goes beyond the norm, and that Original Travel has all three in bucket loads.

By Tom
On: 7th January, 2021

Travel After Brexit: Specialist Advice on How Brexit Will Impact Your Holiday to Europe

  • Europe

With coronavirus spiking and the government rushing to roll out a vaccination programme, it's difficult to think too far ahead at the moment. That said, there will be a time soon - perhaps as early as spring - when we can travel again, and Europe is likely to be an extremely popular…

Hiker on Utah rock

By Susie T
On: 3rd December, 2020

So Many Questions...

With lockdown ending, vaccines coming along like London buses and quarantine restrictions slashed, things are finally looking up. They're also moving fast, which tends to throw up more questions than answers. Enter the cavalry (that's us). Granted, we can't untangle the complications of…

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,…