Saigon Brunch: 6 Delicious Breakfast Spots to Try in HCMC!

If you’re planning to spend a few days in Ho Chi Minh City you’ll probably find that the best things to do in the city involve eating and drinking. Saigon has long been known for its incredible street food, but these days you’ll also find cozy cafes, modern restaurants, and luxurious fine dining. Not only…

The 7 Best Kuala Lumpur Tours & Day Trips

Kuala Lumpur is one of the most dynamic cities in Southeast Asia, with a mix of old and new, historic monuments, busy local markets, and modern skyscrapers like the Petronas Twin Towers. It’s also one of our favorite urban destinations because Kuala Lumpur is just a short day trip away from top attractions like the…

Vietnam Shopping Guide: What To Buy and How to Bargain

Traveling to Vietnam and wondering what traditional souvenirs you’ll find for sale during your trip? We’ve traveled (and shopped) extensively around Vietnam and have a pretty good idea of the best Vietnamese souvenirs to buy for your friends and family back home, and where you should buy them. Read on to get an insider’s perspective…

The Best Cafes in Saigon: 15 Cute Coffee Shops you Must Visit!

As travel writers who live in Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City) and get tired of working out of our studio apartment, we have had the opportunity to check out lots of outstanding cafes and coffee shops around town. One of the things that I absolutely love about the coffee shops in Vietnam…

Where to Stay in Bangkok: The Best Neighborhoods & Hotels

If the country of Thailand is on your bucket list, you’ll almost certainly start your trip in the capital city of Bangkok. In fact, many people consider Bangkok to be the gateway to Southeast Asia. A massive, sprawling metropolis of over 9 million people, Bangkok is both the financial and cultural hub of Thailand and…

Kampong Phluk Stilt Village: How to Visit from Siem Reap

Most visitors to Siem Reap are there for the sole purpose of marveling at the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. But if you’re spending several days exploring the Angkor archeological park you’ll likely find that you’re getting a bit “templed-out”. A day trip to the stilt village of Kampong Phluk and nearby flooded forest on…

The Perfect 2-Week Thailand Itinerary

Over the course of the last decade, Nick and I have traveled to Thailand over a dozen times. Not only because it’s one of our favorite countries, but also because it is the most common country that our friends and family from back home want to visit. And since we’ve been so many times, we…

Koh Samui, Thailand: The 7 Best Hotels and Resorts on the Island

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand that is known for having beautiful sandy beaches, fancy resorts, and plenty of things to do on the island! It’s also a jumping-off point for the nearby islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan as it has a small domestic island and a convenient ferry…