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garden path england

By Ella
On: 7th May, 2020

Our Favourite Gardens From Around the World

  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • USA
  • The South of England

At the risk of sounding terribly middle-aged, we love a good garden. But where can you find the best (apart from at Monty Don's house, obviously)? Lucky for you, we've dug up (sorry) a list of some of our very favourites gardens from around the world…

hiker mountains patagonia

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…

family beach

By Ella
On: 28th April, 2020

Best Places for a Multi-Gen Holiday - Reconnect With the Wider Family After the Lockdown

  • Mallorca
  • Peloponnese
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

With the world on lockdown and fun family get-togethers a thing of the past, we're willing to bet that the moment the restrictions are lifted, families far and wide will be desperate for a foreign holiday, bringing together the whole clan for a sunny escape. While we may not be able to go…

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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 Carys
On: 17th February, 2020

2021 Here We Come: The Best 2021 Holidays

  • South Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Costa Rica

So, the January blues have finally come to an end, there's a faint whiff of optimism in the air that spring isn't too far away, and everyone is finally crawling out of social hibernation to start the new decade once and for all. Never ones to be left behind, the Original Travel team in…

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…

Polar Bear On Ice

By Ella
On: 23rd December, 2019

'His Dark Materials' Animals and Where to See Them

  • China
  • Canada
  • Romania
  • South Africa

Imagine a reality in which your soul existed outside of your body in animal form. This is the world created by Phillip Pullman in his best-selling trilogy, His Dark Materials, which was recently adapted into a hit BBC drama starring the likes of Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy. From…

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Katie

By Katie
On: 10th September, 2019

KwaZulu-Natal - Why You Should Go ASAP

  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal - also known as KZN - is a coastal area of South Africa that's often overlooked and usually only deemed popular for those with an interest of touring the battlefields. However, with direct flights from London, Katie Dalrymple-Hamilton from our Africa Team recently went to get a…

By Claire
On: 30th August, 2019

Don't Be An Insta-Sheep...

  • Portugal
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

Social media can cause almost anything to become famous overnight (anyone else remember the blue/gold dress saga of 2015?). Home to the weird, the wacky (goat yoga?!) and the wonderful, social media plays a huge part in the trends that creep into our everyday lives. The down side of this is…

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…