Ella Mawson

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By Ella
On: 2nd July, 2020

A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

By Ella
On: 12th June, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 7

If there's one thing that the lockdown has taught us, it's that old-fashioned fun has become the new norm. A thousand-piece puzzle? Piece of cake. Knitting? A Friday night favourite. The Original Travel Quiz? Highlight of the week. We hope you've brushed up on your travel knowledge because…

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By Ella
On: 4th June, 2020

Philantourism: The Countries Most Reliant on Tourism and Why we Can’t Wait to go There Once Lockdown is Over

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Australasia
  • Belize
  • Caribbean
  • Turkey

At Original Travel, we're big believers in the power of tourism to help sustain captivating countries around the world. Many countries rely on tourism, whether it's because their economies depend on it, or because the lack of tourism during lockdown has led to an increase in illegal…

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By Ella
On: 3rd June, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 6

It's week six of the Original Travel quiz. That means that you've already got five weeks of travel trivia training behind you and you're well on your way to becoming the next pub quiz champion when your favourite brewery throws open their doors once again. This week we're not going easy on…

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By Ella
On: 14th May, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 3

If you're feeling a little (or a lot) stir crazy and the travel bug is really starting to bite, we know how you feel. There's nothing like a dollop of healthy distraction to keep us dreaming about the future adventures we'll go on once the lockdown is lifted and that's where our weekly…

garden path england

By Ella
On: 7th May, 2020

Our Favourite Gardens From Around the World

  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • USA
  • The South of England

At the risk of sounding terribly middle-aged, we love a good garden. But where can you find the best (apart from at Monty Don's house, obviously)? Lucky for you, we've dug up (sorry) a list of some of our very favourites gardens from around the world…

hiker mountains patagonia

By Ella
On: 30th April, 2020

Epic Ways to Come out of Lockdown

  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Yukon
  • Northern Patagonia
  • Southern Patagonia
  • Namibia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Guyana

In a time of travel restrictions and lockdowns, face masks and flight cancellations, it can be difficult to imagine what our future travel plans will look like. At Original Travel, we like to think of ourselves as forward thinkers, and that's why we're already daydreaming about future…

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By Ella
On: 28th April, 2020

Best Places for a Multi-Gen Holiday - Reconnect With the Wider Family After the Lockdown

  • Mallorca
  • Peloponnese
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

With the world on lockdown and fun family get-togethers a thing of the past, we're willing to bet that the moment the restrictions are lifted, families far and wide will be desperate for a foreign holiday, bringing together the whole clan for a sunny escape. While we may not be able to go…

By Ella
On: 24th April, 2020

Tips to Avoid Overtourism

Overtourism: too many of us going to the same places at the same times to see the same sights. With harrowing images of long queues to get to the summit of Mount Everest, swarms of holidaymakers descending on the world's most famous (and Instagrammable) spots, and islands and beaches having…

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By Ella
On: 20th April, 2020

Eight of the Best Alternative Destinations to Escape the Crowds

  • Greece
  • Tanzania
  • Guatemala
  • USA
  • Peru
  • Istria
  • Iceland
  • Botswana

If your idea of holiday hell is visiting a famous tourist hotspot with crowds jostling for the perfect shot and you'd much rather spend your precious time exploring under-the-radar hidden gems that are away from the masses, then may we introduce Undertourism. Aspiring Undertourist and…