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By Claire
On: 11th November, 2019

'Hot 'N' Cold' - Last Minute Winter Breaks

Words rarely fail us here at Original Travel. However, sometimes the best descriptions come from the great lyricists of our time - namely, Diana Ross, ABBA and…err…OutKast? Whether you want to chill out or turn up the heat, here are some of our favourite destinations for a winter break, and…

By Claire
On: 28th October, 2019

Take Note! Our Favourite Places to Hear Live Music

  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Brazil
  • Georgia
  • India

Shakespeare famously wrote 'if music be the food of love, play on'. This particular phrase opens 'Twelfth Night', with Orsino musing that an excess of music might cure his love obsession in the same way eating too much food cures one's hunger. Well, Shakespeare might have been on to…

By Claire
On: 16th October, 2019

If You've Got it, Haunt it - Our Must-Sees for a Fang-tastic Halloween...

As respectable adults, we are (sadly) considered too old by society to dress up as vampires and go door to door demanding Haribo. While this is desperately disappointing, the rise of 'dark tourism' means we can take your Halloween to the next level. So save the face paint for the kids and…

By Claire
On: 3rd October, 2019

Roll Out The Red Carpet, The A List Are In Town

Here at Original Travel, we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced and knowledgeable travel experts in the industry. They have hands-on experience travelling in their destinations and know them inside out, so are ready with insider tips, tricks and insights to help you plan…

By Claire
On: 1st October, 2019

What Lies Beneath the Surface...

  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Botswana
  • Iceland

Underground (noun): a group or movement organised secretly to work against an existing regime, who consider themselves different from the mainstream of society and culture. Or, simply finding yourself in a subterranean situation... And we Brits are good at doing things underground - whether…

By Claire
On: 17th September, 2019

Collective Nouns and Where to Find Them

  • Kenya
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • USA
  • Morocco
  • Galapagos Archipelago

'I' definitely does not always come before 'E' except after 'C' (just go to Iceland and see some 'glaciers') and you may want to 'warn' people about your 'worn' jeans (you may even shed a tear over the tear). The English language is full of quirks - words that sound the same but can be…

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By Claire
On: 4th September, 2019

Oh Me, Oh My, Oman: Top 5 Things To Do In Oman

  • Oman

Everyone likes to feel like they're getting value for money, especially when it comes to booking a holiday. Which is where we come in; with our network of suppliers and industry contacts, we're always working to make sure our clients get the biggest bang for their buck. In fact, we've…

By Claire
On: 30th August, 2019

Don't Be An Insta-Sheep...

  • Portugal
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

Social media can cause almost anything to become famous overnight (anyone else remember the blue/gold dress saga of 2015?). Home to the weird, the wacky (goat yoga?!) and the wonderful, social media plays a huge part in the trends that creep into our everyday lives. The down side of this is…

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By Claire
On: 27th August, 2019

The Most Scenic Film & TV Locations in the World

  • Croatia
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • Egypt
  • New Zealand
  • Tokyo

We love a good binge. There, we said it. Whether it's an overload of baklava brought back from beautiful Greece, or a night of non-stop Netflix, once you start indulging it can be hard to know when to put the breaks on. While a movie marathon may be wonderfully tempting on a wet day, we're…

By Claire
On: 5th August, 2019

Could You Be Suffering From 'Nomophobia'?

Nomophobia (noun); the irrational fear of being without or being unable to use one's mobile phone. If you find yourself constantly smartphone scrolling, or you panic every time your battery level drops below 20%, you might be in need of a digital detox. There are two possible solutions. One,…