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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 Tom
On: 22nd April, 2020

Our Top Ten Reconnect Experiences

  • Romania
  • Tanzania
  • Norway
  • Jordan
  • Mongolia
  • New Zealand
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Northern Patagonia

Baking bread, whittling wood, fermenting vegetables, sewing our own clothes, growing a herb garden… in our modern and convenience-focussed lives, there is something infinitely satisfying about getting back to basics and learning the skills that our ancestors used in their everyday lives.…

Dramatic Landscape Northern Norway

By Carys
On: 6th April, 2020

Location Lust Pending: The Destinations From James Bond’s Latest Release

  • Jamaica
  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Puglia
  • Italy

This November will see the release of the 25th Bond film and we simply cannot wait. Yes, we're excited for the soundtrack, the new gadgets, guaranteed dramatic escapes and clammy-hand-inducing bust ups, and of course we don't want to miss the final chance to see Daniel Craig as Bond, James…

Camping Under Northern Lights

By Claire
On: 27th March, 2020

How To Be More Nordic - The Original Travel Guide

  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Finland

Did you know there are 22 IKEA stores in the UK, but only 20 in Sweden? An embarrassment of riches, you could say and a sure sign of how much we Brits want to be like our Nordic cousins. Stereotypically progressive, blonde haired happy people who hike mountains and eat fish they (probably)…

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Susie Thorne

By Susie T
On: 23rd March, 2020

Keep Track! Our Top Five Train Journeys That Are Better Than Plane Journeys

  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • Norway
  • South Africa

They say that the journey is as important as the destination, but let's face it: flying is pretty boring, not to mention environmentally suspect (although, if you haven't heard, we do off-set 100% of air and ground travel for all clients and staff), so we want to sing the praises of an…

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By Guest blogger
On: 2nd December, 2019

Seriously Scandi: Our Favourite Scandinavian Winter Activities

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Iceland
  • Svalbard

Cold, crisp, chilly; the winter wonderland that is the Scandinavian region offers oodles of festive fun and plenty of opportunities to warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate in one hand and Swedish meatballs in the other. The people here are known as the happiest in the world and while…

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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…

iceberg polar bear
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By Jess
On: 21st November, 2018

The Final Frontier

  • Antarctica
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Australia

Space travel may be coming to a Virgin store near you in the not-so-distant future but there's really no need to start practising your zero gravity moonwalk when there is so much of good old Planet Earth left to explore. Space may be the final frontier (thanks for the soundbite, Captain…

train in Norway countryside
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By Kate L
On: 10th July, 2018

Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

  • Norway

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…

the blue lagoon, iceland
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 20th November, 2017

Where You've Been in 2017

  • California
  • Botswana
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Jordan

At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…