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undertourism man walking on hill alone

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…

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By Claire
On: 13th February, 2020

Romantically Unromantic - Our Favourite Unusual Getaways for Couples

  • Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Paris

We love any excuse to celebrate, but as our name 'Original' Travel suggests, we aren't much into clich├ęs - especially when it comes to Valentine's Day. Over the years, we've compiled a list of our favourite unusual experiences that are perfect for couples who want a romantic getaway with a…

President's Palace in Lima
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By Tom
On: 30th January, 2020

Top Six Things to do in Peru

  • Peru
  • Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • The Peruvian Amazon
  • Paracas, Nazca & Ica

Here are some of the highlights in South America's third largest country....

Emily

By Emily
On: 7th January, 2020

Our Favourite Alternative Summer 2020 Destinations

  • The Dolomites
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swedish Lapland
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Ladakh
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast

This summer, swap your usual European beach break for an alternative holiday with the inevitable braggability factor that comes with going somewhere a little more niche. Whether you're temped by a traditionally 'winter' destination such as Swedish Lapland or fancy exploring a lesser-visited…

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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…

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…

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By Guest blogger
On: 31st May, 2018

Skylodge Via Ferrata and Zip Line

  • Peru
  • Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • The Sacred Valley

Scary? Yes - absolutely. Incredible? Definitely. Set 380m on the side of a vertical limestone cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley cling four pods - three bedrooms and a restaurant. And how do you get there? You climb!

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: 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 -…

Galopagos view from Bartolome Island
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By Jess
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…