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By Jess
On: 19th June, 2017

Do You Need To Up Your Insta-Game?

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Santorini
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • Uzbekistan

Question: if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to Instagram it, does it actually happen? We all love a bit of an Insta-brag every now and then (never more so than when we're on holiday) and making sure you get the perfect angle, have the filters ramped up to the max and enough…

Mai Chau, Vietnam
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By Katie
On: 14th June, 2017

Vietnam and Five Reasons Why it's 'Pho' Good

  • Vietnam

I have just returned from my second visit to Vietnam and have come back loving it even more than last time. The country is spectacular, with such a variety of places to visit and explore. From dramatic terraced rice paddies, to beautiful beaches, bustling cities and UNESCO World Heritage…

Halong Bay
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By Jess
On: 3rd April, 2017

Where we're going in 2017

  • Tangier & the North
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Colombia
  • Vietnam
  • Mauritius
  • Zambia
  • The Deep South
  • Antarctica

It can be difficult to keep up with the best 'it' destinations of the moment but we have the inside track on the hottest hotels and activities across the globe. We selflessly visit all the locations we recommend to ensure that the sea on your private beach really is as crystal clear as it…

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By Jacqui
On: 24th March, 2017

Great Global Bake Off

  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Singapore

We're a (healthily) competitive lot here at Original Travel and all this recent chat about the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off got us thinking. Why just Britain? And why just baking? Cue the drawing of continental battle lines and each team putting forward their region's finest…

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By Jess
On: 19th December, 2016

Where You've Been in 2016

  • Los Angeles
  • French Polynesia
  • Chile
  • Iran
  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • Iceland
  • New York
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia

At the end 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 escapades…

Aman Villa beach
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By Jess
On: 24th August, 2016

Our Top 5 Aman Resorts

  • Vietnam
  • Montenegro
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Greece
  • Indonesia

Two things have become apparent over the course of this Great British Summer. Number one: the aforementioned "summer" has been deeply underwhelming; one minute we're baking in glorious sunshine and the next we're ducking for cover from torrential rain. Number two: Team GB has had an absolute…

By Eddie'
On: 1st September, 2015

Vietnam - Top 5 Rooms With a View

  • Vietnam

I set up my 'Eddie Harrop' travel bag brand whilst living out in Saigon inspired by the diverse tropical prints I saw in daily life out there. They are all hand luggage size which makes it easy to jet set around places and are now stocked by the likes of Net-a-Porter.

countryside landscape
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By Tom
On: 20th January, 2014

Cool Destination Combos

  • USA
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Africa
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Like a maxi dress and wedges, or jeans and a jacket, some combos just work. Behold, our favourite tailor made, two-pronged trip ideas. After all, the best things do come in pairs...

Spring Rolls with Chilli Sauce
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By Katie
On: 7th August, 2013

Vietnamese Food: Spring Rolls

  • Vietnam

Here is our latest Vietnamese food recipe for spring rolls and dipping sauce, the ultimate Vietnamese Feast!

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By Guest blogger
On: 19th July, 2013

October Half Term Holidays

  • Morocco
  • Vietnam
  • Dubai

October half term is a fantastic time to get away with the family and catch some last minute sun before winter sets in. Here are our top luxury October half term holiday destinations, guaranteed to amaze you and your family and take your minds well and truly off the stresses at home…