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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…

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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…

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By Tom
On: 2nd July, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 2

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg

Part one of my tales from our family holiday in South Africa took us from Cape Town to the Winelands, while in part two we head on up the coast along the Garden Route and then north to the Waterberg for a family safari…

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By Tom
On: 27th June, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 1

  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape

If you haven't seen our latest Family Brochure yet, I'd like to think it's the best we've ever produced, and that's including two that won the illustrious Guardian/Observer Best Brochure of the Year award. The reason? We've meticulously laid out the best family travel destinations (some…

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By Ella
On: 30th May, 2019

Travel Like Marie Kondo

  • Portugal
  • Africa
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Seychelles
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Bhutan
  • Australasia
  • Uganda
  • South Africa

"Spark Joy". A wonderful phrase that's become synonymous with the Japanese tidying expert-turned-bestselling-author-turned-Netflix-star Marie Kondo. Her method is satisfyingly simple - go through each of your belongings and ask yourself the question: 'Does this item spark joy?' If the answer…

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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...

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By Guest blogger
On: 29th January, 2019

Five of the Best: Gardens

  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore

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…

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By Jess
On: 13th December, 2018

Where to go in January

  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Laos
  • Antarctica
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

While the rest of the country dejectedly throws out the Quality Street rejects (Strawberry Delight, anyone?) and valiantly attempts a Dry January, why not beat the blues by jetting off to pastures new this January? Whether you're looking for good old fashioned outdoorsy adventure,…

lion in Namibia
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 27th November, 2018

Where to Spot: Lions

  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Namibia

Who could fail to be moved by Charm, alpha mother and feminist icon, in last night's Dynasties, moving heaven and earth to keep her pride going against the odds? It reminded us all at Original Travel HQ that life for lions is nearly always tough (no matter what The Lion King may have taught…