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By Tom
On: 26th June, 2020

A Love Letter to Europe: The Best Places to Visit in Europe

  • Austria
  • Zermatt
  • The Three Valleys
  • The Dolomites
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Rome
  • Paris
  • Istanbul
  • Stockholm
  • Copenhagen
  • Spain
  • Transylvania
  • Norway
  • Croatia
  • Svalbard
  • Gozo
  • The Azores

It's a staple storyline from hundreds of Hollywood movies: our hero(ine) leaves their small hometown and has many adventures and romantic trysts in the wider world before the epiphany that the boy/girl next door back home was the love of their life all along. That's a rather convoluted…

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By Olivia
On: 24th June, 2020

Remote Rendezvous: Alternative Honeymoon Destinations

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Morocco
  • Fez
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Danube Delta

If you and your betrothed are not the type to yearn for a cookie-cutter honeymoon - perhaps the shimmering shores of the Caribbean, or maybe the rousingly romantic rue's of Paris are not calling your name - may we take the liberty of serving up some delightfully alternative honeymoon…

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By Tom
On: 15th June, 2020

Travel Less, Travel Better

Yes, you read that right; this is actually a travel company suggesting we might travel less. Let me explain. As we gradually emerge, blinking, into the post-lockdown light, it's only natural that we'll be wary of travel for a while. Airports are likely to be more difficult places to…

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By Olivia
On: 10th June, 2020

How to Travel Green

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Norway
  • Europe
  • France
  • California

Green travel, or responsible travel as we like to call it, is becoming increasingly important as we all become more aware of the environmental impact of travelling. Don't worry - this isn't intended to be a preachy blog about how to be the 'perfect traveller'. In fact, an absolutist attitude…

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By Ella
On: 4th June, 2020

Philantourism: The Countries Most Reliant on Tourism and Why we Can’t Wait to go There Once Lockdown is Over

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Australasia
  • Belize
  • Caribbean
  • Turkey

At Original Travel, we're big believers in the power of tourism to help sustain captivating countries around the world. Many countries rely on tourism, whether it's because their economies depend on it, or because the lack of tourism during lockdown has led to an increase in illegal…

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By Ella
On: 7th May, 2020

Our Favourite Gardens From Around the World

  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • USA
  • The South of England

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 gardens from around the world…

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By Claire
On: 4th May, 2020

Alternative European City Breaks

  • Italy
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Spain
  • Georgia

With most European countries just a stone's throw away, it can feel like us Brits already know our neighbours like the back of our hand. Well, we are here to tell you otherwise. If you're in the mood to shake up your travel plans, read on for a round up of our alternative European city…

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By Ella
On: 30th April, 2020

Epic Ways to Come out of Lockdown

  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Yukon
  • Northern Patagonia
  • Southern Patagonia
  • Namibia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Guyana

In a time of travel restrictions and lockdowns, face masks and flight cancellations, it can be difficult to imagine what our future travel plans will look like. At Original Travel, we like to think of ourselves as forward thinkers, and that's why we're already daydreaming about future…

family beach

By Ella
On: 28th April, 2020

Best Places for a Multi-Gen Holiday - Reconnect With the Wider Family After the Lockdown

  • Mallorca
  • Peloponnese
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

With the world on lockdown and fun family get-togethers a thing of the past, we're willing to bet that the moment the restrictions are lifted, families far and wide will be desperate for a foreign holiday, bringing together the whole clan for a sunny escape. While we may not be able to go…

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By Ella
On: 20th April, 2020

Eight of the Best Alternative Destinations to Escape the Crowds

  • Greece
  • Tanzania
  • Guatemala
  • USA
  • Peru
  • Istria
  • Iceland
  • Botswana

If your idea of holiday hell is visiting a famous tourist hotspot with crowds jostling for the perfect shot and you'd much rather spend your precious time exploring under-the-radar hidden gems that are away from the masses, then may we introduce Undertourism. Aspiring Undertourist and…