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By Tom
On: 22nd May, 2018

Travelling with Tweens

The world is their oyster... just don't try making them eat one. Follow these few simple ground rules and these could just be the happiest holidays you ever have...

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By Tom
On: 29th March, 2018

Europe for Youths

  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Greece

Elsewhere in our blog we've talked about Travelling with Teenagers, given Teen to Teen Advice as well as Parental Advice on family holidays all around the far flung corners of our glorious globe. Now that every hidden nook and secret cranny is now in play with teens in tow, let's not forget…

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By Jess
On: 9th March, 2018

Family Summer Vacation: Europe

  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden

The summer vacations may feel like a world away now but come June they'll be a veritable beacon of hope amidst the (organised) chaos of early morning wake-ups, school runs and vain attempts to prevent toothpaste from finding its way onto every single item of school uniform. Frankly, it's…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 13th February, 2018

Our Top Five 3G* (*Three Generational) Vacations

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Mallorca

There are few foreign forays as fun as taking a beautiful private property or taking over a great boutique hotel and filling it with family of different generations, experiencing unforgettable activities together. Our US friends may call it 'togethering', but we've christened this…

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By Tom
On: 8th February, 2018

My First... Cultural Adventure: Rome

  • Rome
  • Italy

Rome might just be our favourite city in Europe so it's doubly delicious that it also works so well for families. We have access to superb guides who are experts in their fields - be that archaeology or history of art - but also in another key art; that of teaching children without them…

Emily

By Emily
On: 30th January, 2018

Our Top Five Family Destinations for 2018

  • Oman
  • Cambodia
  • Greece
  • Seychelles
  • The American West

Family holidays in 2018 are an entirely different ball game to what they once were 'back in my day'. For starters, you've got everything from kids clubs offering football training from Chelsea FC and the opportunity to zip-line through the trees in the tropical paradise that is the…

teens hanging out
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By Tom
On: 22nd January, 2018

Travelling with Teenagers: Teen There, Done That

Time to take a deep breath, bite your tongue and get ready for battle. Or - just as likely- get ready to enjoy some really quality time with your pubescent progent and discuss things in a mature manner. Ha, who are we trying to kid? Joking aside, these years can deliver some genuinely…

Proboscis Monkeys on tree
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By Tom
On: 21st December, 2017

Your Child's First Expedition: Borneo

  • Borneo

Once your children have reached the slightly scary 'tweenage' years of 9-12 years old, you can start veering toward the ever more adventurous holidays, for instance, their first expedition. We think that Malaysian Borneo provides adventure-a-plenty for little explorers; this is the land of…

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By Tom
On: 5th December, 2017

When Can I... Taking Your Children on 'First' Holidays

At Original Travel, we completely understand (first-hand) that each and every family is unique and therefore has entirely unique holiday preferences. However, after years of experience (15 years to be exact) planning family holidays, we like to think that we've learnt a thing or two and are…

mother cycling on the beach with her toddler
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By Tom
On: 23rd November, 2017

A Guide to Travelling with Toddlers

Welcome to the exciting new world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your former travel life but we're here to help with the transition. Here are our top tips for surviving (and enjoying!) family vacations whilst travelling with tots. Are you sitting…