18 Best Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam and the second-largest city in the nation, Hanoi is the first stop on many people’s Vietnam itinerary. And while we would most certainly argue that you should get out of the city and into the countryside, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to explore the many amazing things that Hanoi has…

The Perfect 2-Week Vietnam Itinerary

Before deciding to move to Ho Chi Minh City in 2019, we spent a significant amount of time exploring Vietnam. We traveled all around Northern Vietnam – trekking our way through Sapa, sailing around Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, motorbike cruising around Ninh Binh, and exploring the best of Hanoi. From there we headed…

Vietnam Shopping Guide: What To Buy in Vietnam

Traveling to Vietnam and wondering what traditional souvenirs you’ll find for sale during your trip? We have lived in Vietnam for a year and shopped extensively in stores and markets across Vietnam. We now have a pretty good idea of the best Vietnamese souvenirs to buy for friends and family back home and where in…

The Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is a stunningly beautiful and diverse country with lovely people and delectable cuisine. It’s truly one of the most amazing countries in the world and if it’s not yet on your bucket list, it should be. But with so much to explore, deciding where to go in Vietnam can be overwhelming – especially if…

A Guide to Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is located in the Lào Cai Province of Vietnam and is a region that draws visitors from across the world. The town is situated on the side of one of the many mountains in the massive Hoàng Liên Son mountain range and overlooks the valley below. The valley floor is filled with rice terraces that…