Vietnamese Herbs: A Guide to Eating Fresh Herbs in Vietnam

Whether we are dining on Bun Cha in Hanoi or slurping up a delicious bowl of Pho in Saigon, one of our favorite parts about Vietnamese cuisine is the abundance of fresh herbs. But if it’s your first time dining in Vietnam, the heaping pile of fresh greens alongside your meal can be more overwhelming…

Where to Stay in Hoi An, Vietnam: 8 Beautiful Boutique Hotels

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, you’ll undoubtedly visit the most darling little city in the center of the country – Hoi An. It’s an incredibly popular tourist destination and for good reason! The pedestrian streets that run through the center of the Old Town are lined by old, yellow colonial-style buildings and…

Where to Stay in Hanoi, Vietnam: The 10 Best Hotels

Are you planning a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam and wondering where you should book your stay? The most popular area for tourists is the Old Quarter where you’ll be within walking distance of Ho Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House, the night market, and countless bars and restaurants. Check out the list of our 10…

The 9 Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you’re planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and are wondering where you should stay, we’ve got you covered! We absolutely love this big, bustling city and have been lucky enough to stay in various hotels and neighborhoods during our many trips. But Saigon is quite large, with different numbered districts, so…

Eating Snake in Hanoi, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know

About 5 miles east of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the perfect place to sample a local delicacy – snake. The Vietnamese locals that live in Le Mat snake village have been hunting and catching snakes for generations. If you meet one of them who has been at it for a long time they will have…

11 Things you Must do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An (Vietnamese spelling: Hội An) is a darling little tourist attraction town located in Central Vietnam. The old town was a trading port from the 15th-19th century and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today it boasts colonial French architecture, a quaint riverfront promenade, pedestrian-friendly streets, and the most unique feature…

Guide to Halong Bay, Vietnam: How to Choose the Best Cruise

Halong Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay in Northern Vietnam where over 1,600 islands and islets rise up from the turquoise waters of the South China Sea. As you cruise through the bay in one of the famous ‘junk boats’, you’ll pass by countless towering limestone rock formations surrounding the luxury cruise ship. The bay…

Hanoi, Vietnam: 17 Things You Must Do

The capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the nation, Hanoi is the jumping off point for many adventures in Northern Vietnam. 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…