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By Rebecca L
On: 23rd August, 2019

Philantourism - What It Is & How To Do It

  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey
  • Nicaragua

[fil-an-too-ri-sem] noun. A mash-up of philanthropy and tourism. The act of choosing a holiday or experience in order to support a destination in need of tourism.

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By Guest blogger
On: 31st July, 2019

The Nuances and Complexities of Elephant Riding

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka

Majestic, intelligent, powerful, gentle, unassuming… who wouldn't love a close encounter with an elephant on their travels? Elephant riding has long been on the bucket lists of tourists travelling to Asia, but with much being reported about its ethical complexities, the demand for this…

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By Jess
On: 11th April, 2019

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • Spain
  • Nicaragua
  • Australia
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Cuba
  • Botswana
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Cambodia
  • Tanzania

'New year, new me'. Many of us have uttered those immortal words, certain that this year we really will start morning spinning classes and dedicate our evenings to learning Spanish. Almost inevitably, once the first week of best intentions wears off, those resolutions start to slip. In fact,…

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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 Guest blogger
On: 19th December, 2018

Five Experiences Unique to Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

For an island that's approximately four times smaller than the UK, Sri Lanka packs quite the punch with a huge diversity of landscapes; from Ceylon tea blanketing rolling hills and mountainsides to national parks which are home to the highest density of leopards on earth (with 40 believed to…

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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,…

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By Guest blogger
On: 11th September, 2018

Get Organised: What You Should Be Booking Now For 2019

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Sri Lanka
  • Namibia

After such a beautiful summer (/seriously sweaty heatwave), it's proving quite tricky to get our heads around the fact that it's actually over **sigh**. And how is it nearly time for Christmas again? The very idea of 2019 being just around the corner feels totally alien and yet here we are,…

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By Frances
On: 21st June, 2018

Why I Fell in Love with Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

As a real foodie I was extremely excited at the opportunity of travelling to Sri Lanka on my recent research trip to sample first hand some of their culinary delights such as hoppers and curries, and I was not disappointed. Having spent the last fortnight in Sri Lanka I have realised that it…

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By Jess
On: 25th May, 2018

Secret Scenes

  • Namibia
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Cambodia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka

We all know that slightly smug feeling of having discovered something new, be it an experience or a place. We also all know the struggle that follows - do you let the cat out of the bag? Or do you keep schtum and save it for yourself? Well, our inner blabber-mouth just can't keep it together…

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By Guest blogger
On: 26th April, 2018

Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

  • Venice
  • Kenya
  • Japan
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • Sri Lanka

With the London marathon finishing last weekend, a quick dabble in skeleton bobsledding (just us?) and a new found passion for netball after the Commonwealth Games we at Original Travel HQ are feeling rather sporty. And whilst watching on our telly boxes with a cuppa is always fun, nothing…