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Alhambra, Granada

By Molly
On: 8th May, 2018

Cities, Coastline, and Central Andalucía: Part II of My Trip to Southern Spain

  • Inland Andalucia
  • Coastal Andalucia
  • Spain

Seville is not the only city of spectacle in this corner of Spain, and a road trip around Southern Spain is definitely not to be sniffed at. Cordoba (best visited during the 'Battle of the Flowers') and Granada (of Alhambra fame) make for a wonderful combination of Southern Spain's…

scuba diving
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 24th April, 2018

The Best of Both Worlds

While we regularly spout our merry manifesto about the wonders of the world as seen from dry land, we're also major fans of the ocean and all it has to offer, which is why we have a specialist dive team here at Original Travel, the aptly named Original Diving - divemasters, instructors,…

steam ship sudan
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 12th April, 2018

Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019

  • Canada
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Canary Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Namibia

Life often feels like a whirlwind of work, social commitments and life admin: frankly it's exhausting. Well, that's where your travel guardian angels come in (that's us). We're here to show you the light and point you towards the giant beacon of hope that is a holiday. And when it comes to…

Seville's architecture
Emily

By Emily
On: 5th April, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Spain

  • Spain
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Seville

There is far more to Spain than package-holidays and sangria; it has so many different elements to its culture, from the Moorish influence in the South, to the Basque country of the North, where you'll find some of the best food in Europe. Because we're so fascinated by this country, we've…

Image of Lucy Gore

By Lucy G
On: 6th February, 2018

A Sicilian Road Trip

  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

I recently went on a road trip around the beautiful island of Sicily in Southern Italy (which also happens to be the largest island in the Mediterranean). Sicily may not be somewhere that immediately springs to mind as a road trip destination in comparison to California's Route 66 or the…

Verbier
Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 25th January, 2018

The Best of Verbier

  • Verbier

The focal point of the huge Four Valleys ski area in Switzerland, Verbier might just be the perfect all-round Alpine ski resort. Sure, St Anton wins - just - in the après-ski stakes, Zermatt might be (even) prettier and Chamonix has the ultimate gnarly off-piste action, but Verbier delivers…

the blue lagoon, iceland

By Annie
On: 20th November, 2017

Where You've Been in 2017

  • California
  • Botswana
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Jordan

At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…

A rice paddy farmer in Bali
carrie

By Carrie
On: 15th November, 2017

Bali: For Everyone

  • Indonesia
  • Bali

For some, mention the words 'Indonesia' or 'Bali' and images of barely clad Australians sprawling over Kuta beach, surfing by day and partying by night pop to mind. This may be the truth of some few areas yes, but there is so much more to Indonesia; an archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands...

angthong national park koh samui
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By Jess
On: 29th August, 2017

Winter Sun-spiration

  • Ethiopia
  • Thailand
  • Antigua
  • Kenya
  • France

True 'Britishness' is surely defined by our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies continue to show that we Brits are increasingly suffering from a lack of Vitamin D. The answer? Escape to sunnier climes, of course.…

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By Jess
On: 22nd August, 2017

Sensational Cities: Our Ultimate City Adventures

  • New Orleans & The Deep South
  • Bordeaux & The Dordogne
  • Fez
  • Cusco
  • Japan
  • Iran

The word holiday often conjures up images of white sandy beaches, delicious fruity cocktails and a good holiday-read. However, here at Original Travel, we also pine for something a little more…dynamic. That is to say that we absolutely love a great city. Think culture, history and…