Travel Miscellany

Taj Mahal by moonlight

By Emily
On: 6th September, 2019

Undertourism: Breaking Away from the Masses

  • The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Puglia
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Greece
  • Vietnam
  • Victoria Falls
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
  • The Sacred Valley

Where 'overtourists' elbow for selfie space at honeypot destinations, 'undertourists' (we may have just made these words up) break away from the masses and discover beautiful but lesser-visited places that they can have all to themselves. Why visit The Beach in Thailand (which has had to…

sabbatical planning top tips
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By Guest blogger
On: 12th July, 2019

Our Top Tips for Planning a Sabbatical

No two travellers plan in the same way. Some of us favour detailed spreadsheets and minute-by-minute itineraries, while others just have a great long list of love-to-dos that need turning into an actual plan. Whether you're in the early conceptual stages, already have a rough idea or own a…

woman with a suitcase

By Ella
On: 30th May, 2019

Travel Like Marie Kondo

  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Seychelles
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Bhutan
  • Australia
  • Uganda
  • South Africa

"Spark Joy". A wonderful phrase that's become synonymous with the Japanese tidying expert-turned-bestselling-author-turned-Netflix-star Marie Kondo. Her method is satisfyingly simple - go through each of your belongings and ask yourself the question: 'Does this item spark joy?' If the answer…

steam ship sudan at sunset
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By Guest blogger
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

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…

Guest blogger

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.