My favorite country so far? It’s not Vietnam.

My favorite country so far? It’s not Vietnam.

We recently finished 30 days in Vietnam and while we had some good times and met some wonderful people – both Vietnamese and travelers – I can’t say I love the country. If I’m honest, I spent most of those 30 days (1) wishing we hadn’t booked a departing flight in advance so we could get the hell out, and (2) trying to keep my anger and stress to a

Halong Bay: Worth Paying Extra

Halong Bay: Worth Paying Extra

By the time we started planning our trip to Halong Bay, we were a tad weary of Vietnam. Exhausted by hawkers and disappointed by the Mekong River Delta, and Hoi An tailors, fed up with being pushed around like cattle and generally treated with minimal respect. But unlike My Son, over-touristed Sapa and Ninh Binh, we weren’t willing to skip the UNESCO World Heritage beauty that is Halong Bay. So

Hoi An: The Good and the Bad

Hoi An: The Good and the Bad

I don’t recall when I first read about Hoi An but when I learned that the town is full of tailors and new clothes can be had for cheap, it made my list of must-go places in Vietnam. Not only are the tailoring options plentiful, there’s an old town with buildings that weren’t destroyed in the American-Vietnam War, a full moon festival that has nothing to do with partying, excellent

12 Things We Love About Dalat

12 Things We Love About Dalat

There’s much to love about Dalat, a mountain “resort” town north of Saigon. We didn’t go canyoning or pay a visit to the Crazy House but we still fell in love with this relatively calm city. These are just 12 things we love about Dalat. 1. You can walk around without sweating through every fiber of clothing you’re wearing. Dalat has been a resort area since the French controlled Vietnam