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By Kate L
On: 15th November, 2019

Europe's Most Underrated Country - Reconnecting in Romania

  • Romania

Romania, a hugely underappreciated and underexplored country, is the perfect destination for those who want to be challenged and surprised. Simplify, slow down and reconnect in Transylvania's beautifully preserved and wonderfully wild nature that's laced with rich history and deep…

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By Claire
On: 11th November, 2019

'Hot 'N' Cold' - Last Minute Winter Breaks

  • Oman
  • Iceland
  • California
  • Swedish Lapland
  • New Zealand

Words rarely fail us here at Original Travel. However, sometimes the best descriptions come from the great lyricists of our time - namely, Diana Ross, ABBA and…err…OutKast? Whether you want to chill out or turn up the heat, here are some of our favourite destinations for a winter break, and…

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By Abigail
On: 1st November, 2019

Digital Detox in The Yukon

  • Canada

As adults it's all too common to lose touch with the magic in the world. Somewhere along the way - in between work, family, finances and a mountain of stress - we become blind to the beauty that is all around us, to the wonder of this extraordinary planet we live on. We become restricted by…

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By Abigail
On: 23rd October, 2019

Yukon Trust Us! Why You Need to Visit The Yukon

  • Canada

Hulking mountains, glittering glaciers and Wild West-style towns; the Yukon plunges you into a world of adventure in the great outdoors. Whether you're gazing wide-eyed at the dancing Northern Lights, kicking back with a cancan show or soaring over icy lakes in a single propeller plane, the…

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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…

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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 for a few days in the Pontine Islands. We explored Ponza town itself, before heading over to the nearby island of Palmarola and doing some sea urchin diving…

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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'…