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Emily

By Emily
On: 26th September, 2019

Namibia Five Ways

  • Namibia
  • The Namib Desert
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Etosha & Damaraland

To quote our co-founder Tom Barber, 'if Original Travel were a country, we would be Namibia'. And in a country with such diverse and otherworldly landscapes, the word 'original' is particularly apt. Along with its sensational scenery, the country boasts exceptional wildlife spotting and a…

Taj Mahal by moonlight
Emily

By Emily
On: 12th September, 2019

Undertourism: Breaking Away from the Masses

  • The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Puglia
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Greece
  • Vietnam
  • Victoria Falls
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
  • The Sacred Valley

Where 'overtourists' elbow for selfie space at honeypot destinations, 'undertourists' (we may have just made these words up) break away from the masses and discover beautiful but lesser-visited places that they can have all to themselves. Why visit The Beach in Thailand (which has had to…

best driving roads in the world
Emily

By Emily
On: 23rd July, 2019

An Open Letter to Top Gear: The Best Roads In The World

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Slovenia
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe

Dear Top Gear producers, we couldn't help but notice you've been to some pretty cool locations over the years, most recently across the mountains and desert plains of Ethiopia (while we're on the subject, kudos to you on the new series, we're big fans). But this got us to thinking of a few…

Fresh cocoa fruit
Emily

By Emily
On: 4th April, 2019

Choc-tastic: Our Favourite Chocolate Based Experiences around the World

  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Bali
  • Clare, Mclaren Vale and Barossa Valley
  • Switzerland
  • Mexico
  • Grenada

In the build-up to Easter we've been enjoying more than our fair share of Mini Eggs here at Original Travel HQ, which got us thinking a little bit more about chocolate and the origins of our favourite afternoon snack. So we've come up with a list of our best chocolate-based experiences…

penguin in antarctica
Emily

By Emily
On: 12th March, 2019

Get Organised for 2020

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Antarctica
  • Finland
  • Japan

We may only be three months into 2019, and most of us are still probably writing the date wrong at least once a day, but alarmingly it is also time to start looking ahead to 2020. Certain destinations and experiences book up incredibly early, so now is the chance to get your organisational…

Road trip
Emily

By Emily
On: 26th February, 2019

The Road Less Travelled: Four Off the Beaten Track Road Trips

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Uruguay
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Corsica

Everyone knows the classics: California's Highway One, South Africa's Garden Route and New Zealand's South Island circuit. And they're all popular road trips for a reason. However, some of our favourites are those that slip under the radar, so read on for four of our favourite road trips…

airplane flying
Emily

By Emily
On: 31st January, 2019

Take Flight: the Best New Flight Routes for 2019

  • Argentina
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Kenya
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand

If you're looking to fly away to pastures new in 2019, we have compiled a list of the most exciting new flight routes from around the world to give you some inspiration. While some are opening up new destinations previously hard to reach, others are creating the opportunity for some cool…

Emily

By Emily
On: 16th January, 2019

The Best Destinations for February 2019

  • Colombia
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Bhutan
  • Uganda
  • Oman
  • Rio, Buzios, Paraty & the Costa Verde

Let's face it, February is like the Tuesday of the year. The motivation of January and all its 'New Year new me' glory has faded, but we're still a long way off from the warm days of summer. So we reckon that as a reward for getting through the bleakest month of the year (especially if…

italian countryside road
Emily

By Emily
On: 15th January, 2019

Our Top Three Italian Road Trips

  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The beauty of an Italian road trip is that the relatively small size of the country means journey times are kept to manageable lengths (meaning the risk of map-related arguments is, critically, also kept to a minimum). The other beauty is, well, the beauty. Few countries offer such stunning…

florence view
Emily

By Emily
On: 7th January, 2019

Picture Perfect: Europe's Most Photogenic Views

  • Norway
  • Florence
  • Crete
  • Cappadocia

Europe is a treasure trove of distinctive and diverse landscapes, cultural curiosities and world class architecture; all of which happen to be tremendously photogenic and Insta-worthy. From dramatic glacial rock formations to pristine pastel beaches, get your cameras at the ready to witness…