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The thrill of the new. Nothing quite beats notching up a new destination on the bedpost of life, and here at Original Travel we’re only too happy to help out by adding new (and improved) trips on a regular basis.



Kyushu is the most southerly of Japan's four main islands and home to onsen spa towns, classic castles, jaw dropping volcanic scenery and picturesque cities.

Taj Mahal by moonlight

Undertourism: Breaking Away from the Masses

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…

mountains yukon


The Yukon's huge mountains, wildlife-filled national parks and Wild West-style towns prove that in Canada, the great outdoors has never been greater.

Bird in Sao Tome

Sao Tome and Principe

Welcome to the 'Galapagos of Africa'.



At 603,908 square miles, Mongolia is one big country, and one that's mostly empty. Even more startling than the country's size is the population - or lack of it. Mongolia is home to a mere three million people, making this the sovereign state with the lowest population density in the world. The stats keep coming - 30% of the population are nomadic and 8% of Mongolian men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan, now immortalised in a 120ft tall equine statue just outside of the capital Ulaanbaatar from where the great Mongol warrior glares down on his people.

Blue dome


Explore captivating Uzbekistan, home to several of the fabled Silk Road cities.

Albanian Village


One of Europe's final frontiers awaits.

Tribe in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is pretty much as close as you can get to frontier travel in this day and age.

Boy with eagle, Kyrgyzstan


Kyrgyzstan (short on vowels but long on beauty) is 95% mountains dotted with alpine lakes, all best explored on foot along some truly epic hiking trails through glorious wild flower-carpeted summer meadows.

Church in the Caucasus Mountains


Georgia is like New Zealand meets the Pyrenees with a smattering of Pembrokeshire thrown in for good measure.

Kaieteur Falls


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Harriet, Jacqui and Ollie are also undertourists and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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