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By Claire
On: 5th July, 2019

The Best Secret Glamping Locations in the World

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Sweden
  • Jordan
  • Bolivia
  • Ladakh
  • India
  • Botswana

A very fussy princess could once feel a pea at the bottom of several huge mattresses and 20 feather beds placed beneath her. Now, we aren't saying we would necessarily be able feel a minute garden pea (no matter how many corgis we buy, we are sadly still not 'HRH' status), but when it comes…

family where to de-stress after exams destination

By Claire
On: 24th June, 2019

Where to De-Stress with the Kids After Exams

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • India
  • Ladakh
  • Greece
  • Peloponnese
  • California
  • USA
  • Caribbean
  • Antigua

Stress. We cannot stress enough how much we like to avoid stress. After all, we spend all day every day making your holidays as straight forward and stress-free as possible. The NHS (an organisation that knows a lot about being stressed) suggests doing the following things to help:…

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By Tom
On: 9th May, 2019

Pimp My Ride

  • Canada
  • Vancouver
  • Cape Town
  • South Africa
  • California
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • USA
  • Finland
  • Switzerland
  • India

Some roads demand to be driven, so a bog standard hire car just won't cut it. Add some horsepower to your holiday with these upgrades...

tiger ranthambore
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By Guest blogger
On: 10th December, 2018

Where to Spot: Tigers

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

Here at Original Travel HQ we can't quite believe that we've just watched the final episode of Sir David Attenborough's Dynasties, and are all desperate for the Beeb to announce a sequel already. Over the last five weeks we've followed some adorable, intelligent and utterly powerhouse…

Wooden speedboat
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By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

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By Jess
On: 22nd March, 2018

Glamping in Asia: Five of the Best

  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indonesia
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand

Travel trends come and go, and for every fad that eventually gets committed to the tourism equivalent of Room 101 (extreme heat holidays, anyone? - have a google) there is one that becomes entrenched in the collective travel psyche. Having burst onto the scene in the mid noughties, glamping…

new years even on a beach
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By Jess
On: 23rd February, 2018

Christmas and New Year 2018

  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • India
  • USA

Don't panic, but Christmas is just 305 short days away **alarm bells start ringing**.While that might sound rather dramatic, Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular dates in the travel calendar and if you'd rather swap Brussels sprouts for beach scenes or awkward gatherings with…

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By Jess
On: 1st February, 2018

Summer Lovin': Where To Go This Sunny Season

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Botswana
  • Malta
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Portugal

January is finally over and, boy, was it a long one. But winter ain't over yet, people. We still have to survive February. Lucky for you the Original Travel Department for Life Enhancement (sounds dangerous) has come up with a few key tactics for seeing out a seemingly endless winter.…

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By Jess
On: 9th January, 2018

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Luxury Safari Holiday

  • Madikwe & The Waterberg
  • South Africa
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Botswana
  • Western Tanzania
  • Tanzania
  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India
  • The Pantanal
  • Brazil
  • Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce
  • Costa Rica
  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • Central India
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Anyone with an interest in wildlife, habitats and adventure will have a safari on their bucket list. Whether you're in search of the big five in Africa, evoking memories of the jungle book in India or seeking exotic wildlife in Latin America, we know the very best luxury hotels, camps and…

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By Jess
On: 30th November, 2017

Spring Break 2018: Destination Inspiration

  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • India
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Peru
  • Grenada
  • The Dolomites

Winter is here. The woolly hats are on, layering to Michelin-man proportions is back in fashion and we've all begun to ponder when it's legitimate to start scoffing mince pies. It's a magical time, we can all agree. So naturally we've decided to by-pass all that and look ahead to spring -…