To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

Horseback ride through the lunar-like landscape of the aptly named Valle de la Luna in Chile's Atacama Desert to get a sense of its full, awe-inspiring, scale.

Kate - Original Traveller. Atacama Desert

Plan Ahead

Namibia is one of the most popular safari destinations during Summer - start planning now for 2019.

Matt - Original Traveller. Namibia

Life is in the Detail

There has been a lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland since the 17th Century but there are references to a lighted beacon here in pre-Christian times.

Letitia - Original Traveller. Ireland

In Full Bloom

Spring sees the advent of Japanese sakura (cherry blossom) season. In ancient times the arrival of cherry blossom was celebrated as a signal of the impending rice-planting season and to cast good luck over the year's harvest.

Miranda - Original Traveller. Japan

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

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.

amalfi positano

Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the planet, the food is mouth wateringly good, and the landscapes are varied...

Colourful Balconies

Porto & the Douro Valley

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.



The youngest country on earth, and one of the most fun.

Sunset over market in Marrakesh


Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.

Geirangerfjord in the Sunshine


Who needs Canada when you've got big country and polar bears on your European doorstep?

mahale chimps

Ultimate Tanzania

Tanzania is a country so full of diverse and fantastical scenery that it can be almost impossible to select just one or two destinations to visit....

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Travelling with Tweens

The world is their oyster... just don't try making them eat one. Follow these few simple ground rules and these could just be the happiest holidays you ever have...

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Top Five Best Experiences: Sweden

Sweden brings far more to the table than just the delights of Ikea and Abba, with its culture, nature and cuisine all providing some unforgettable experiences, be it during winter in Lapland or summer in Stockholm. So, start working your way through our top five experiences in Sweden as an…

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Bologna like a Local

Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live la dolce vita than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna...

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(Super)Market Sweep: the Best Markets in the World

Sometimes the best way to really get to the heart of a place is by heading to a local market for a spot of shopping. Witnessing the various ways that locals try and bag themselves the best deals, with frantic arm waving and price haggling, is often something quite extraordinary. So, here are…

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Cities, Coastline, and Central Andalucía: Part II of My Trip to Southern Spain

Seville is not the only city of spectacle in this corner of Spain, and a road trip around Southern Spain is definitely not to be sniffed at. Cordoba (best visited during the 'Battle of the Flowers') and Granada (of Alhambra fame) make for a wonderful combination of Southern Spain's…

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Walk this Way: Walking Vacations

As we at Original Travel often shout about, it's not just about the destination but also how you get there - 'going on a journey' if you will. As it is International Walking Month we've been thinking about how dishy Levinson Wood is... no sorry we meant the simple pleasure of walking, of…

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Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

With the London marathon finishing last weekend, a quick dabble in skeleton bobsledding (just us?) and a new found passion for netball after the Commonwealth Games we at Original Travel HQ are feeling rather sporty. And whilst watching on our telly boxes with a cuppa is always fun, nothing…

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The Best of Both Worlds

While we regularly spout our merry manifesto about the wonders of the world as seen from dry land, we're also major fans of the ocean and all it has to offer, which is why we have a specialist dive team here at Original Travel, the aptly named Original Diving - divemasters, instructors,…

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Arrive in Style

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

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Weird and Wonderful Wildlife: Five Animals You Can Only See In...

If you've ever played a game of Top Trumps you'll know the rarer the superhero, character, or animal, the better. Start collecting your own series of trump cards by making it your mission to spot some of the weird and wonderful wildlife on this list, each of which can't be spotted anywhere…

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Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019

Life often feels like a whirlwind of work, social commitments and life admin: frankly it's exhausting. Well, that's where your travel guardian angels come in (that's us). We're here to show you the light and point you towards the giant beacon of hope that is a holiday. And when it comes to…

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The Indian Ocean: Which Paradise Island is for you?

You're planning a dreamy tropical island getaway to escape this everlasting wintery weather, but you can't quite decide where to go (there are worse problems to have). But fret no more as our expert team at Original Travel has conjured up a definitive list to help you decide which paradise…

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Matt (our resident ex-safari guide) went back to his safari roots in Botswana's bush this April - and the photos he took aren't too shabby.

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RT @FSMaldives: Are you ready to fly underwater? Be the first to explore the Maldives' only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on board DeepFlight's…

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RT @Benfogle: Happy #Shackletonday. It’s a national holiday in South Georgia in celebration of one of the greatest rescue missions in histo…

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We are proud to state that we have taken the important step of off-setting 100% of the carbon footprint generated by the air and ground transportation of each holiday taken by our clients. We have also decided to include those flights independently booked by clients. Learn more here...

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"A delicious three-course dinner and a fine selection of South Australian wines (I recommend a Barossa Valley Shiraz) will greet you at your private camp on the 60,000 acre wildlife conservancy" Miranda, Australia expert. Sound appealing? Learn more about discovering South Australia's Flinders Ranges with Original Travel here...

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Want to know what our top five best experiences in Sweden are for your next trip to Scandinavia? Read on...

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We are excited to launch six exciting new service offerings to all Original Travel and Original Diving clients as standard; 1. UK airport departure assistance 2. Fast track UK check-in 3. Fast track UK security 4. UK airport lounge access 5. Pre-booked flight seats 6. Access to Original Travel's Local Concierge Find out more here: …

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We caught up with Auree Jewellery, London's high-quality and beautifully crafted luxury jewellery for living to share just a few of our most extraordinary Original Travel experiences from The List...

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"Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live 'la dolce vita' than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna..."

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Fiji has never looked so good. Discover what How To Spend It's Kendall Hill thought of the brand new Six Senses Fiji on his exclusive Original Travel trip...

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While an African safari holiday might not be on your radar if you've got very young children, from our experience we think they will enjoy a safari in South Africa's family-friendly and malaria-free game reserves from around the age of five. Choose the right destination (hint: South Africa), and your wild things will love the experience every bit as much as you.

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For newlyweds who want to experience a combo of culture and adventure, Vietnam is the ideal honeymoon destination. Plus, with fantastic food and some beautiful white sandy beaches the usual honeymoon staples won't be sacrificed either.

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