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There's nothing quite like a refreshing cup of masala chai after a day of exploring in Mumbai. Lucky for you, our expert guides know all the best street sellers, making sure you get to really live like a local.
Miranda - Original Traveller. India
As we head for the chilly days of winter, our friends in the southern hemisphere are looking forward to summer. In New Zealand the rather beautiful Lupin flower pops up across the countryside in November and December.
Katie - Original Traveller. New Zealand
Safari is one of the most emotive words in the travel lexicon and South Africa has it all - Big Five game, epic scenery and some of the best luxury lodges and camps in the world.
Isabel - Original Traveller. South Africa
The picture perfect countryside and villages of the Cotswolds are quintessentially English - enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a quaint tea shop after a morning of antiquing.
Dominique - Original Traveller. The Cotswolds
Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.
The Brits have long had a penchant for port, but the vineyards where the fortified wine is created and the eponymous city of Porto are, in themselves, a delight.
The scenery is striking in its diversity, from plunging canyons to soaring mountains, lush rainforests to arid Altiplano.
Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.
Who needs Canada when you've got big country and polar bears on your European doorstep?
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Welcome to the exciting new world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your former travel life but we're here to help with the transition. Here are our top tips for surviving (and enjoying!) family vacations whilst travelling with tots. Are you sitting…
At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…
Here at Original Travel, we are always looking ahead with wanderlust and planning for our next worldwide adventure. We're pleased to say that we've sat down and looked deep into our crystal ball (the office globe) and are excited to share with you our hottest destinations to visit in 2018 -…
For some, mention the words 'Indonesia' or 'Bali' and images of barely clad Australians sprawling over Kuta beach, surfing by day and partying by night pop to mind. This may be the truth of some few areas yes, but there is so much more to Indonesia; an archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands...
The Cotswolds are filled with chocolate-box villages and conjure up images of a more traditional time gone by. A hugely popular destination for tourists and locals alike it is a well-known and well-documented region of England. However, we were keen to see some of the hidden gems and…
Introducing our latest Original Travel recruit, Matt Shock, who's just spent a year guiding throughout Namibia, South Africa and Botswana, lucky guy! We asked Matt to share some of his expert insight into what it's like to be a guide in Africa and what some of his most memorable experiences…
Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…
Scotland is somewhere I thought I knew well, I have visited countless times in the past and was sure I had soaked up all the key sights. That is until I co-hosted a Rebecca Recommends trip with nine lovely American travel agents (almost all of who had never visited before.) Experiencing…
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To all parents of teenagers, welcome to your essential survival guide to holidaying with your charming teens. Let us introduce you to Polly, mother to four teenage boys and winner of Original Travel's inaugural Parental Bravery Award. If there's something about holidaying with teenagers that…
I've just returned from an epic road trip through the USA's Deep South, a place of charming cities, sweeping mountains and musical marvels. Rather than try and put it into words, the best way to describe this region is actually in numbers…
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