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By Francesca
On: 4th February, 2019

Four Reasons Why Swedish Lapland Should be Your Next Vacation

  • Swedish Lapland

Arriving in Swedish Lapland in early January, I stepped off the plane to a "warm" -10˚C (as described by a local)… this is a land of snowy wilderness, where there are more reindeer than people, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in nature in its purest form and escape the chaos of…

By Natalie
On: 22nd January, 2019

Adventure at Victoria Falls

  • Victoria Falls & Kafue
  • Victoria Falls

Connecting two countries, spanning a massive 5,605ft wide and falling for a dramatic 354ft, Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of water in the world. There are numerous ways to see the falls and a whole load of fantastic activities on offer on both sides of the Zambia/Zimbabwe border. So…

By Ollie
On: 11th January, 2019

The Ultimate Adventure in Antarctica

  • Antarctica

They always say that you shouldn't meet your idols. In travel terms, Antarctica has been that idol for me; ever-present at the top of my bucket list. The question was - could it live up to my extremely high expectations?

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By Natalie
On: 1st November, 2018

Top Three Safari Sleepouts

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Africa

With so little light pollution, stargazing in Africa is about as good as it gets. Whether you're a budding astronomer or simply spellbound by the idea of spending a night under the stars, we can arrange the perfect experience for you. The Milky Way will never look so beautiful, and the…

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By Guest blogger
On: 17th July, 2018

My Trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Area: Hiking and The Highlands

  • Tanzania
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

When you think of Tanzania and its Ngorongoro Crater, which I've just returned from, I am sure that 92% (precise, expert figure here) of those who haven't been before would not immediately associate either with the Scottish Highlands. But believe it or not, the similarities are uncanny.…

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By Kate L
On: 10th July, 2018

Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

  • Norway

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…

Emily

By Emily
On: 5th June, 2018

Going off Grid in Australia

  • Australia

Are you in desperate need of some time away from screens, social media and emails? Then Australia might just be the answer. Heading to the other side of the world will give you the chance to be in a completely different time zone to everyone on the other end of those emails and calls, and,…

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By Alexandra
On: 31st May, 2018

Skylodge Via Ferrata and Zip Line

  • Peru
  • Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • The Sacred Valley

Scary? Yes - absolutely. Incredible? Definitely. Set 380m on the side of a vertical limestone cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley cling four pods - three bedrooms and a restaurant. And how do you get there? You climb!

walking in the jungle, Chiang Mai
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By Guest blogger
On: 3rd May, 2018

Walk this Way: Walking Vacations

  • Zambia
  • Vietnam
  • Uganda
  • Sweden
  • Georgia
  • Mexico
  • Greece
  • Chile
  • Argentina

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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By Guest blogger
On: 26th April, 2018

Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

  • Venice
  • Kenya
  • Japan
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • Sri Lanka

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…