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Arran

By Arran
On: 14th October, 2019

Ice Ice Baby! Why You Should Spend Summer in Iceland

  • Iceland
  • Southern Iceland

This year, I spent my summer holiday in Iceland. What was it that convinced me to swap my typical (and much loved!) beach holiday for a week in a country that includes the word ice in its name? At first, it was the draw of seeing glaciers, active volcanoes, whales, puffins and steaming…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 10th October, 2019

Anthony Sattin - Britain's Leading Egyptophile

From the 30th September to 9th October 2020, Original Travel are hosting a private cruise down the Nile aboard the historic Steam Ship Sudan, with esteemed British Egyptophile Anthony Sattin hosting this epic trip of a lifetime. Anthony will enrich and entertain in equal measure, and there…

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By Tom
On: 25th September, 2019

La Dolce Vita Aboard The 'Blue Deer' - Part 2

After dropping deeply unsubtle hints to Stefano, the owner of the Blue Deer, I flew to Italy ready to board the sublime catamaran off the coast of Ponza. Next, I got to explore Ponza town itself, before heading over to the nearby island of Palmarola and doing some sea urchin fishing…

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By Tom
On: 20th September, 2019

La Dolce Vita Aboard the 'Blue Deer' - Part One

I've always espoused the mantra (if I can trap someone long enough while I bang on) that if you could take Italy's hinterland, and Greece's coastline and islands, you'd have arguably the world's perfect destination. That was until I had the very, very great pleasure of spending a couple of…

By Abigail
On: 20th August, 2019

Look Beyond the Stereotypes, Why Everyone Should Visit Mexico City

I don't know about you, but before I visited Mexico City I was worried I was going to a dangerous, polluted and sprawling city that would serve as nothing more than gateway to the rest of the country. How wrong I was.

By George
On: 8th August, 2019

Livin' La Pura Vida in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica

'Pura Vida' … or, 'pure life' in English, is the phrase heard everywhere in Costa Rica, but it's not just a motto to describe how to live your life. The Ticos and Ticas (male and female Costa Ricans) use the phrase in many situations. Yes, the underlying meaning is to try and live a 'pure'…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 30th July, 2019

More Than a 'Fly and Flop' - a Cultural Trip to Tenerife

  • Canary Islands

Forget your preconceptions: Tenerife is much more than just a 'fly and flop' destination. The island, the largest of the Canary Islands, has a rich architectural culture and the fauna found in Teide National Park and north east of the island in the Anaga Mountains makes Tenerife a wonderful…

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Frances

By Frances
On: 10th July, 2019

What it's Like To Stay in a Japanese Ryokan

  • Japan

On my recent trip to Japan, I had the opportunity to experience five different ryokans - traditional Japanese inns - and I can highly recommend the experience. It is completely different to staying in a hotel and you can get a great feel for the original style of Japanese home life.

museum of hunting and nature in paris

By Ella
On: 14th June, 2019

Skip the Queues at These Secret Galleries and Museums Around the World

  • Berlin
  • Switzerland
  • Paris
  • Shanghai & Hangzhou
  • Canada
  • New York

With the world-renowned Louvre in Paris bursting at the seams with visitors and New York's mecca of modern art, MoMA, soon due to close its doors for a four-month renovation, museum lovers will have to get creative when it comes to planning their next cultural circuit. Not to fret, we have…

camels by the pyramids
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By Tom
On: 7th May, 2019

Connecting with Different Cultures Through Travel

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Malaysia
  • France
  • Uzbekistan

Despite the dangerously polarising effect of social media and unscrupulous politicians, we all share the same hopes and fears, the same fundamental human condition, and there's no better way to remind yourself of these universal truths than through travel. Yes, the clothing, customs, cuisine…