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sabbatical planning top tips
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By Guest blogger
On: 12th July, 2019

Our Top Tips for Planning a Sabbatical

No two travellers plan in the same way. Some of us favour detailed spreadsheets and minute-by-minute itineraries, while others just have a great long list of love-to-dos that need turning into an actual plan. Whether you're in the early conceptual stages, already have a rough idea or own a…

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By Guest blogger
On: 25th March, 2019

Portugal’s Southern Powerhouses: the Algarve and the Alentejo

  • The Algarve
  • The Alentejo

Home to the oldest bookshop in the world, Portugal sets the scene for you to create your own story with its abundance of possibilities for sun-seekers, sailors, surfers and loafers alike. The Algarve and the Alentejo, both in the south of the country, are two of Original Travel's favourite…

sydney harbour bridge
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By Guest blogger
On: 18th October, 2018

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Sydney

  • Sydney & New South Wales

Iconic, sun-drenched, laidback - Sydney is the cosmopolitan capital of New South Wales and a much-loved destination among Original Travellers. This week the city plays host to our very own Duke and Duchess of Sussex (plus baby bump), which got us thinking about how best to enjoy a crown…

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By Guest blogger
On: 15th June, 2018

The Auree Jewellery Top Five Destinations and What to Take

  • Mauritius
  • New York
  • Bali
  • Paris
  • Provence & the Cote D'Azur

Amelia, Founder of Auree Jewellery reveals her top five destinations and what jewellery to pack.

Alhambra, Granada
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By Guest blogger
On: 8th May, 2018

Cities, Coastline, and Central Andalucía: Part II of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Inland Andalucia
  • Coastal Andalucia
  • Spain

Seville is not the only city of spectacle in this corner of Spain, and a road trip around Southern Spain is definitely not to be sniffed at. Cordoba (best visited during the 'Battle of the Flowers') and Granada (of Alhambra fame) make for a wonderful combination of Southern Spain's…

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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…

family fun on holiday
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By Guest blogger
On: 13th October, 2017

Parental Advice on Holidays with Teens

To all parents of teenagers, welcome to your essential survival guide to holidaying with your charming teens. Let us introduce you to Polly, mother to four teenage boys and winner of Original Travel's inaugural Parental Bravery Award. If there's something about holidaying with teenagers that…

Treehotel, Sweden
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By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

istock
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st July, 2016

Chilean Spanish: ¿Cachai, Po, Weón?

  • Chile

You've been to Spain a few times, you've had a couple of Spanish classes and you feel you've more or less grasped the language - and then you go to Chile…

santiago-back-street
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By Guest blogger
On: 1st July, 2016

Eating in Santiago

  • Santiago & Central Valley

When people think of Chilean cuisine the idea of slightly bland, hearty home cooking often springs to mind. An image that's partly true as Chilean food traditionally involves stews, pies, and mounds of meat and carbs. But Chile, and Santiago in particular, is experiencing something of a…