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Emily

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…

italian countryside road
Emily

By Emily
On: 15th January, 2019

Our Top Three Italian Road Trips

  • Italy
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The beauty of an Italian road trip is that the relatively small size of the country means journey times are kept to manageable lengths (meaning the risk of map-related arguments is, critically, also kept to a minimum). The other beauty is, well, the beauty. Few countries offer such stunning…

florence view
Emily

By Emily
On: 7th January, 2019

Picture Perfect: Europe's Most Photogenic Views

  • Norway
  • Florence
  • Crete
  • Cappadocia

Europe is a treasure trove of distinctive and diverse landscapes, cultural curiosities and world class architecture; all of which happen to be tremendously photogenic and Insta-worthy. From dramatic glacial rock formations to pristine pastel beaches, get your cameras at the ready to witness…

husky
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By Jess
On: 13th December, 2018

Where to go in January

  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Laos
  • Antarctica
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

While the rest of the country dejectedly throws out the Quality Street rejects (Strawberry Delight, anyone?) and valiantly attempts a Dry January, why not beat the blues by jetting off to pastures new this January? Whether you're looking for good old fashioned outdoorsy adventure,…

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By Tom
On: 3rd December, 2018

The Nine Big Hotel No-Nos

When we're putting together your trip, choosing the perfect hotel is one of the key conversations. The hotels, camps and lodges we work with are - naturally - beyond reproach, but the team here at Original Travel have had to kiss a whole host of hotel frogs to come up with our portfolio of…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 8th November, 2018

Trending Travel Destinations for 2019

  • Montenegro
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Rwanda
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • Oman

The nights are drawing in and almost certainly some shop somewhere has put up the Christmas lights so naturally we've decided to bypass all that and start thinking about 2019 instead. We've looked deep into our crystal ball, studied the tea leaves and read the runes (whatever they are) and…

lycian rock tombs
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…

iguacu falls
Emily

By Emily
On: 25th September, 2018

Argentina vs. Brazil: Battle of the Latin American Heavyweights

  • Argentina
  • Brazil

They may have a long standing rivalry in football, but they also happen to be two of our favourite Latin American vacation destinations, so how do Argentina and Brazil measure up alongside each other off the football pitch?

fishing boats at sunset

By Abby
On: 18th September, 2018

Winter Sun: Escaping the Big Chill

  • Jamaica
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Mexico
  • Maldives

We may have just enjoyed one of the most glorious summers in recent memory here in the UK but come November we'll all be digging out the woolly jumpers, lining up our winter box-sets and - not to be too dramatic about it - wondering if we'll ever feel the warmth of the sun on our faces…

Tanzania dhow at sunset
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By Jess
On: 13th September, 2018

Cool Combos

  • Whistler
  • Baja California
  • Simien Mountains
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast
  • Santorini
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Borneo
  • Western Australia
  • Mexico City
  • Belize

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…