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…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Vietnam

Planning a trip to Vietnam? The country is very diverse in terms of landscape and climate so figuring out what you should pack for your vacation can be incredibly challenging. We’ve spent about 6 months traveling around Vietnam and encountered extreme heat, a lot of rain, and a few chilly days. We spent time trekking…

Guide to Da Nang, Vietnam: The Top 14 Things To Do

Da Nang (also spelled Danang) is a large, bustling city that offers spectacular mountain views, white sandy beaches, and plenty of activities to keep adults and kids entertained for hours! You’ll need at least 3 days in the town of Da Nang to explore all of the highlights, and even more to spend time relaxing…

Guide to Sun World Ba Na Hills in Da Nang, Vietnam

During our 3 month trip to Vietnam, one question plagued us for our entire trip. “Are you going to that new giant hand bridge?” The Golden Bridge in Sun World Ba Na Hills had just opened in June of 2018 and photos of those giant, ancient-looking hands were flooding people’s social media feeds. We weren’t…

15 Things to Know Before Visiting Vietnam

If you are planning on visiting Vietnam and have never been to SE Asia before, be prepared for a bit of culture shock. The traffic is horrendous, many people don’t speak English, the food is not what you’re used to, cleanliness standards are quite different, and you may have to use the occasional squatty potty….

11 Awesome Things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne is a small coastal village in an area of Vietnam known as Phan Thiet. It offers perfect conditions for kiteboarding and windsurfing which draws a large crowd of tourists and expats who love the sport. Mui Ne is also alluring to anyone seeking their own little slice of paradise on the palm tree…

The Hai Van Pass: A Motorbike Adventure in Vietnam

The Hai Van Pass, otherwise known as Ocean Cloud Pass, is a ~12 mile stretch of roadway between the cities of Da Nang and Hue. The National Route 1A road snakes up the side of the mountain with stunning views of the Da Nang Bay 1,600 feet below. The road has countless bends with poor visibility…

Tam Coc and Ninh Binh: What to do in Vietnam’s Hidden Gem

Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are areas of Vietnam that are often overlooked by visitors looking to experience this spectacular country. And it’s unfortunate, as they are only about 2 hours south of the bustling city of Hanoi. Filled with towering landscape cliffs, lush green rice paddies, and the friendliest people, Tam Coc and Ninh…

Visit the Phenomenal Phong Nha Caves in Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 as it is home to the oldest karst mountains in Asia as well as literally hundreds of cave systems. This complex underground cave system also includes the largest cave in the world by volume – Hang Son Doong. You’ll have to…

15 Incredible Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon and as HCMC) is too often just a quick stopping point for travelers heading to the north of Vietnam. But Ho Chi Minh City has so much to offer! From delicious food to craft beer to gorgeous architecture – it would be a shame not to spend…