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By Ella
On: 2nd July, 2020

A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

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By Tom
On: 26th June, 2020

A Love Letter to Europe: The Best Places to Visit in Europe

  • Austria
  • Zermatt
  • The Three Valleys
  • The Dolomites
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Rome
  • Paris
  • Istanbul
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Spain
  • Transylvania
  • Norway
  • Croatia
  • Svalbard
  • Gozo
  • The Azores

It's a staple storyline from hundreds of Hollywood movies: our hero(ine) leaves their small hometown and has many adventures and romantic trysts in the wider world before the epiphany that the boy/girl next door back home was the love of their life all along. That's a rather convoluted…

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By Claire
On: 4th May, 2020

Alternative European City Breaks

  • Italy
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Spain
  • Georgia

With most European countries just a stone's throw away, it can feel like us Brits already know our neighbours like the back of our hand. Well, we are here to tell you otherwise. If you're in the mood to shake up your travel plans, read on for a round up of our alternative European city…

By Ella
On: 17th April, 2020

Babymoon Destinations for Every Season

  • Portugal
  • Lisbon
  • Morocco
  • Italy
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Tuscany
  • Greece
  • Santorini
  • Crete
  • Naxos
  • Paros
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Istria
  • Maldives
  • Oman

A little one on the way means big change is on the horizon, and your sights may be set on heading off on one last holiday hurrah before you swap cocktails for cots and happy hour for afternoon naps. Enter, the babymoon. For parents-to-be this is the perfect time for a blissful beach break, a…

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By Emily
On: 24th February, 2020

Our Favourite European Walking Holidays

  • Spain
  • The Dolomites
  • Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
  • Corsica
  • Romania

We're all about embracing a slower pace of life here at Original Travel, and what better way to do that than on a walking holiday. Venture into the great outdoors and spend your days ambling (or marching, depending on your chosen walking pace) through some of Europe's most beautiful scenery…

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By Ella
On: 7th February, 2020

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Venue - check. Rings - check. Cake - check… What's missing? The honeymoon! Let's be honest (although we may be slightly biased), it's one of the most important parts of the whole wedding process. If you're seeking inspiration for that perfect post-wedding getaway, why not look a little…

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By Susie T
On: 20th December, 2019

Slow Amazing - Our Favourite 'Slow Travel' Destinations for 2020

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Egypt

Here at Original Travel, we're big believers in the benefits of Slow Travel (which we define as travelling by modes of transport other than plane or car; such as train, horse, walking, biking, boating and more). As well as giving you the chance to appreciate and connect with your…

By Claire
On: 25th November, 2019

Europe? Safari? Why Not! Check Out Our 'European Big Five'

  • The Azores
  • Svalbard
  • Romania
  • France
  • Spain

Who's just tuned into the Beeb's and David Attenborough's latest wildlife wünder-watch, Seven Worlds, One Planet? An amazing reminder that you don't need to travel to the other side of the planet to see spectacular beasties when there are so many on our doorstep in Europe. Safari and Europe…

By Claire
On: 28th October, 2019

Take Note! Our Favourite Places to Hear Live Music

  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Brazil
  • Georgia
  • India

Shakespeare famously wrote 'if music be the food of love, play on'. This particular phrase opens 'Twelfth Night', with Orsino musing that an excess of music might cure his love obsession in the same way eating too much food cures one's hunger. Well, Shakespeare might have been on to…

By Ella
On: 14th May, 2019

The Most Beautiful Train Stations Across the Globe

  • New York
  • Spain
  • Mumbai
  • Moscow
  • Istanbul

In an era of direct flights and last-minute bookings, the 'getting there' part of your holiday can often feel like an inconvenient addition to an otherwise relaxing trip, rather than an exciting part of the adventure in its own right. However, if you're looking to slow things down (which, as…