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By Tom
On: 3rd March, 2020

Long Haul Experience, Short Haul Logistics: Alternative Europe

  • Turkey
  • Romania
  • France
  • Southern Iceland
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Svalbard
  • The Azores
  • Swedish Lapland
  • The Alentejo

Don't worry. This isn't a blog about the dry as dust subject of European equivalence that was a hot topic during the first round of Brexit negotiations. We're talking about something far, FAR more interesting: namely the fact that you don't need to fly to the ends of the Earth to appreciate…

Emily

By Emily
On: 9th December, 2019

Late Summer Sun on the Turkish Coast

  • Turkey

It's safe to say that the 'wellness' trend has slightly taken over the world of late, and while we're certainly not opposed to a detox-style holiday, we're also partial to a slightly more indulgent one. In the spirit of inclusion, we say why not do both with a 'detox-retox' holiday? After a…

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By Tom
On: 25th October, 2019

Top 2020 Trips for Tweens

  • Jordan
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Egypt

Welcome to the age of the 'tweenager' - the twilight zone between the innocence of early childhood and the dark ages of the teenage years. No need to panic though, because handled correctly these can be some of the most memorable (for all the right reasons) of all family travel times. For…

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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: 5th March, 2019

Top Europe Destinations for Summer 2019

  • Turkey
  • Sweden
  • Portugal

The February mini-heatwave we've enjoyed this week may have disappeared (and with it a very confusing time for our wardrobes) but all that sunshine and vitamin D got us dreaming about summer holidays. We've put our heads together and come up with a list of the top spots for a bit of culture…

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Emily

By Emily
On: 27th September, 2018

Five Reasons You Should Go to Turkey Right Now

  • Turkey
  • Istanbul
  • The Aegean Coast

Turkey may have had a tough time of it recently but it is very much open for business and remains one of our favourite European destinations with its beguiling mix of culture, history, scenery and incredible hospitality. In need of convincing? Here are five reasons why Turkey should be your…

Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 23rd August, 2018

Top Picks: Late Summer European Escapes

  • Peloponnese
  • Corsica
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Turkey
  • The Alentejo
  • Coastal Andalucia

We're putting it out there. There really is nowhere better than Europe during the summer months. They may be short, but oh boy are they sweet. And the glory days may nearly be over for another year, but we're happy to let you know that it's not too late to catch some late summer sun in…

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By Jess
On: 9th March, 2018

Family Summer Vacation: Europe

  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden

The summer vacations may feel like a world away now but come June they'll be a veritable beacon of hope amidst the (organised) chaos of early morning wake-ups, school runs and vain attempts to prevent toothpaste from finding its way onto every single item of school uniform. Frankly, it's…

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By Jess
On: 8th January, 2015

Our Top 10 Hotels for a Big Short Break

  • Norway
  • The Fjords
  • Portugal
  • The Alentejo
  • Croatia
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Italy
  • Florence
  • Morocco
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Turkey
  • The Aegean Coast
  • France
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Finland

Let me take you back to where it all began for Original Travel, with the Big Short Break; pocket adventures designed specifically for those who are short on time but in search of a big experience. From a three day trip of cultural immersion in Istanbul (and baklava eating, obvs) to a seven…

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By Tom
On: 13th March, 2014

The World on Sale

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • USA

So what's up? It's more a question of what's down, and particularly against the Pound, thanks to a resurgent British economy. The rest will inevitably catch up (we're good sports like that) so the exchange rate bonanza won't last, but in the meantime there are bargains to be had. The World's…