Dominique - Original Traveller

Dominique Dashwood-Evans

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout UK.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • I'd love to go on a safari in Kenya
  • See Iguazu Falls for myself
  • I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights and go dog sledding in some arctic wonderland

Best Moments

  • Visiting Tikal whilst I living in Guatemala - an incredible experience that I'd love to repeat one day
  • Spending five weeks in Rome, walking the streets like a local and enjoying every minute of it

Toughest Travel Moment

  • A "leisurely" bike ride that, according to the guide book, was meant to take half an hour from our casa particular in Trinidad, Cuba to the beach in the blazing heat. We were surprised we were the only ones cycling as we passed a large queue of locals and tourists lined up for the half hourly bus that took another route. When we finally reached the beach two hours later, having only had a light breakfast of fruit and drinking our whole day's supply of water, we realised our mistake. Needless to say we took the bus the next day!

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Being made to belly dance in front of a boat load of tourists in Tunisia... the idea was that other people would join in but to my embarrassment I was the only one who gave in to their insistence!

Explore my blog posts

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The Oasis of Calm at Candelaria del Monte

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Argentina, Original Travel expert Jules recommends the Candelaria del Monte - a traditional estancia with a particularly lively polo culture...

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Spend October Half Term in London

Want an exciting, fun packed October Half Term break for the family, before the winter blues kick in? Why not spend October Half Term in London, the UK's fun and thrilling capital, full of exciting activities to entertain you and your children...

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Places to see in Europe

If someone wanted to promote Europe as a holiday destination, they could do based it on scenic views alone. Here are my top places to see in Europe - all boasting incredible views…

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Popular Holiday Destinations: Chosen By You!

We asked our clients to choose their favourite luxury holiday destinations - and this is their shortlist...

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Fitness Holidays: Need a Little Help Staying on the Wagon?

The debaucherous end to last year led many of us (our office included!) to embark on strict diets, cut all alcohol consumption, and even venture so far as to exercise. The end of January is a dangerous time for this new healthy living though…

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Christmas Holiday Destinations for Celebrations with a Twist!

Whilst Christmas isn't celebrated everywhere, those countries getting in to the festive swing of things have surprisingly different traditions, customs, and even dates of merriment. Here's a quick look at some of our favourite Christmas holiday destinations, both around the globe and a…

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The Ultimate 'James Bond Day' in London

Skyfall is set to be THE movie event of the year and in our homage to all things 007 here is a taster of our London offering for the Secret Agent in you.

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The Guardian Travel Awards 2012

Having won previous Guardian Travel Awards, it was with a certain level of excitement and anticipation that Alastair Poulain (co-founder of Original Travel) set off for this year's ceremony in Ghent. Thanks to all the work and effort put in by the whole Original Travel team he was not let…

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South African Wine Tours

South Africa's winelands are home to some of the most exciting new world wines of all.

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The Best Cities in the World

As well as great loves, scandals and tragedies, the cities that set the scene in literature often tell their own story. They also make amazing starting points for the holiday of a lifetime. From the romance of St. Petersburg to the magic of Uttar Pradesh, here are our best cities in the world…

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