The Best Season to Trek in Sapa, Vietnam

Many travelers coming to Vietnam want to see Sapa for its picturesque rice terraces but don’t know when is the best time to visit.  Well the truth is whenever you come to SaPa you are sure to enjoy stunning landscapes but locals will tell you the most picturesque time is September just before the rice Read More …

Ban Gioc Waterfall – The Best of Northern Vietnam

Ban Gioc waterfall sits in a river valley full of jungle covered karst mountains and is the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen.  Oh yeah, plus Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in Asia and 4th largest waterfall at an international border in the world!  Simply put, Ban Gioc is a must see destination for any Read More …

Ho Khanh Homestay – Phong Nha, Vietnam

Phong Nha is home to the world’s largest caves and the Ho Khanh homestay is the perfect place to stay during your visit.  The village of Phong Nha was put on the map back in 2008 with the discovery of Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, inside of Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park Read More …

24 Wonderful Ways to Experience Hoi An, Vietnam

Welcome to Hoi An, Vietnam Hoi An is one of the most visited places in Vietnam and for good reason too.  This magical town is one of my favorite places in the world and most backpackers who travel through Vietnam stop in Hoi An for a few days but end up staying a week or Read More …

AnBang Memory Homestay

Hoi An is a wonderful city that everyone should visit while traveling through Vietnam and our favorite hotel to stay by the beach is the An Bang Memory Homestay!  Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the An Bang Memory Homestay perfectly situated by the beach and a short drive to the old town.  This family Read More …

12 Quick Tips for Packing Arctic Cruise Accessories

The Arctic has been on my bucketlist for a long time and especially cruises to that wonderland.  Since I can’t go on an Arctic Cruise right now I thought I might put together these tips for heading down to the ice.  Plus its a great way to distract myself from the heat of Vietnam’s jungles where I’m writing Read More …

Hoi An – Ivy Hotel

Hoi An is a wonderful city that everyone should visit while traveling through Vietnam and our favorite hotel to stay in the old town is the Ivy Hotel!  Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Ivy Hotel perfectly situated by the river and a short walk to the old town.  The staff here Read More …

Cat Tien National Park – Trekking with wild gibbons

We arrived in Cat Tien National Park 2 days after departing Ho Chi Minh City.  Its possible to get to Cat Tien in a day but we were still figuring out our new set of wheels and had plenty of time in Vietnam so decided to take it slow.  I’ll keep this post focused on Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jeep Safari

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! It’s often referred to as “Chitwan National Park 30 years go” and is famously void of toursists but full of wildlife!  Bardia is more remote and a longer ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara but well worth it.   My Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Chame to Manang

Today was the first actual day of hiking on the Annapurna Circuit and we woke up to beautiful blue skies and snow capped mountains after a crazy ride from Kathmandu!  We had about 25 km between Chame and our acclimatization day in Manang .  It would take us 2 days to climb over 1000m and reach the highest Read More …