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penguin in antarctica

By Emily
On: 12th March, 2019

Get Organised for 2020

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Antarctica
  • Finland
  • Japan

We may only be three months into 2019, and most of us are still probably writing the date wrong at least once a day, but alarmingly it is also time to start looking ahead to 2020. Certain destinations and experiences book up incredibly early, so now is the chance to get your organisational…

By Natalie
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…

By Abby
On: 28th February, 2019

Deeper Cuts: The Second Cut is the Deepest

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Eastern Cape
  • Vancouver
  • Kyushu
  • Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands
  • Epirus & Meteora
  • Mexico City

Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe may have all declared that the first cut is the deepest, but we at Original Travel are of the opinion that when it comes to visiting some of the classic destinations, the second cut goes a lot deeper. When returning to a beloved destination there's…

Road trip

By Emily
On: 26th February, 2019

The Road Less Travelled: Four Off the Beaten Track Road Trips

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Uruguay
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Corsica

Everyone knows the classics: California's Highway One, South Africa's Garden Route and New Zealand's South Island circuit. And they're all popular road trips for a reason. However, some of our favourites are those that slip under the radar, so read on for four of our favourite road trips…

Parrots in tree

By Abby
On: 19th February, 2019

The Latin America Low Down

  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Cartagena
  • Havana
  • The Sacred Valley
  • The Amazon
  • Antarctica
  • Lima
  • Mendoza

In honour of Valentine's Day last week, we thought we'd celebrate that most passionate of regions: Latin America. In the immortal words of Led Zeppelin we've got a whole lotta love for this romantic place that's sure to get the pulse racing with fabulous food and wine, wonderful wildlife,…


By Natalie
On: 12th February, 2019

Where To Go in March

  • Kenya
  • Seville
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Thailand
  • Svalbard
  • Bhutan
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Botswana

March: a month typified by new-born lambs frolicking in fields, daffodils blooming and the start of it being socially acceptable to scoff Creme Eggs at all hours. But, lest we forget, March 2018 was, in reality, dominated by a certain Beast of an Easterly nature and its after-effects, which…

airplane flying

By Emily
On: 31st January, 2019

Take Flight: the Best New Flight Routes for 2019

  • Argentina
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Kenya
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand

If you're looking to fly away to pastures new in 2019, we have compiled a list of the most exciting new flight routes from around the world to give you some inspiration. While some are opening up new destinations previously hard to reach, others are creating the opportunity for some cool…

By Abby
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…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 24th January, 2019

Scenic Soaks: Best Places to Swim Around the World

  • Mexico
  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • Jordan
  • Thailand

Our wonderful planet is made up of over 70% water, meaning finding the perfect spot for a dip is (understatement of the century alert) something of a challenge. Lucky for you, our team of experts have scoured the globe for the most scenic soaks going. It's time to dig out the swimsuit, dust…


By Emily
On: 16th January, 2019

The Best Destinations for February 2019

  • Colombia
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Bhutan
  • Uganda
  • Oman
  • Rio, Buzios, Paraty & the Costa Verde

Let's face it, February is like the Tuesday of the year. The motivation of January and all its 'New Year new me' glory has faded, but we're still a long way off from the warm days of summer. So we reckon that as a reward for getting through the bleakest month of the year (especially if…