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By Tom
On: 19th July, 2018

The Best of Mexico City

  • Mexico City

¡Bienvenido a Mexico City! Formerly known as DF (distrito federal) for the past two centuries, Mexico's capital changed its official name last year and is now known as Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX). Once centre of the Aztec Empire, latter day CDMX (catchier than one-time Tenochtitlan) sits gritty…

By Victoria
On: 3rd July, 2018

The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

When heading on my two-week adventure to Italy, exploring cities including Florence, Rome, Venice and Bologna, I did not think that the rural area of Umbria would be the region that became my highlight. As the sea and the beach are usually my top priorities when going on a holiday, I was…

meditation on a lake
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 6th June, 2018

Are you a Master? Our Top Five Learning Holidays

Sometimes, travel isn't only about taking home memories of a lifetime, but also taking home a new and valuable skill that also happens to have a local connection to your holiday destination. Whether that's learning to cook traditional dishes with local chefs, or learning how to play a local…

By Matt
On: 30th May, 2018

Mobile Camping (not Glamping) in Botswana

  • Botswana

Cast aside any visions of fancy lodges and manicured camps, sometimes the best experiences come in more basic packages, which is exactly what I got when mobile camping in Botswana; just me, my tent, a long drop and a camp fire...

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By Jess
On: 25th May, 2018

Secret Scenes

  • Namibia
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Cambodia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka

We all know that slightly smug feeling of having discovered something new, be it an experience or a place. We also all know the struggle that follows - do you let the cat out of the bag? Or do you keep schtum and save it for yourself? Well, our inner blabber-mouth just can't keep it together…

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
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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…

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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…