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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 28th February, 2020

Beyond the Beach: Our Favourite Beach Holidays with Culture

  • Crete
  • Mauritius
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Hoi An & Hue

Confession time. While we might sing the praises of wild destinations and final frontiers made for intrepid adventurers, we're also partial to the occasional indulgent beach holiday where you can spend your days worshipping that holy trinity of sun, sea and sand. However, some of favourite…

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By Where's Mollie?
On: 21st February, 2020

And...relax. 'Where's Mollie?' Reviews the Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali

  • Ubud & Central Bali

Have you ever wondered what it's like to really relax? To have all the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders, and breathe, really appreciating the world around you and everything that led you up to this moment? That's what it felt like to be a guest at Spa Tembok in Bali last month...

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 7th February, 2019

The Great Caribbean Comeback

  • Caribbean
  • Antigua
  • Anguilla
  • Jamaica
  • Grenada
  • St Lucia

The Caribbean has had a hard time of it over the last few years with the likes of hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaking havoc across the islands. But, as we move into 2019 this colourful region is making a defiant comeback and we could not be happier about it.

outdoor restaurant at Danai
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 24th July, 2018

A Day in the Life at Danai Beach Resort

  • Greece
  • Halkidiki

Having recently returned from Greece's Danai Beach Resort, I can comfortably state that a day here can only be described as heaven on earth…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 10th April, 2018

The Indian Ocean: Which Paradise Island is for you?

  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles

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…

an empty beach in Tenerife from above
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 4th December, 2017

Good Grief Tenerife! Overcoming Outdated Preconceptions

  • Canary Islands

Getting a reputation for something you didn't do is unfair - I hope many of us would agree. In the same essence, reputations are often quick to catch and even harder to shake.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 28th November, 2017

The Surin: A Trendy Thai Hideaway

  • West Coast Thai Beaches
  • Thailand

Built within lush tropical rainforest and set right on the soft sands of Pansea Beach, The Surin is easily one of the most idyllic beach hotels in Thailand, in our humble opinion of course. I visited on my most recent trip to Thailand, so here's a rundown of The Surin's sweet spots…

santorini cliff, Greece
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 19th September, 2017

A Grecian Odyssey Part Two: Island Hopping

  • Greece

Islomaniac - the name given to someone obsessed with being on an island - a term that I can certainly resonate with after spending a week island-hopping around the Greek Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.

Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 30th June, 2017

Last Minute Summer 2017 Escapes

  • Sardinia
  • Mallorca
  • Greece
  • Provence
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

With summer currently MIA, a severe bout of daydreamania is sweeping the country - the tendency to stare aimlessly into space and drift off into a hazy stupor awash with images of clear azure waters, endless sandy beaches, picturesque towns and sun-drenched hillsides. The only known cure? A…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 4th August, 2015

Mozambique, the Escapist’s Dream

  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Mozambique

Mozambique is something of an underrated gem. While it may not be the first African destination to spring to mind due to its lack of safari options at present, the coast offers some of the best beaches on the continent and is something of an escapist's dream. So why not close your eyes and…