Do I Need a Visa For Vietnam? YES!

I’ve had a few people reach out to me about their upcoming travels to Vietnam and whether or not they need a visa to go there. A lot of places in Southeast Asia grant you a visa upon arrival for free up to three months, but if there’s one place you’re going to run into visa … Continue Reading

7 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or more commonly known as Saigon, was hands down my favorite city in Vietnam. Not only was it my first ever experience in this country, but I had a good friend living there that hosted me and was able to show me the true local experience. To me there’s this chaotic … Continue Reading

6 Reasons To Love Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Thanks to the amazing overnight bus system in Vietnam, I didn’t lose a single day traveling during my 20-day trip, which enabled non-stop adventuring each and everyday. As you can imagine, by the time I made it to Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City, I was exhausted. (The best kind of exhausted, of course.) I … Continue Reading

Sa Pa Vietnam; An Experience of a Lifetime

Sapa is a magical place. The landscape itself is reason enough to make the 7-hour trek from Hanoi, but this place is much more than just a beautiful landscape. This mountainous town is home to five ethnic minority hill tribes who still dress in traditional garb and speak in their own dialects. The coolest part? … Continue Reading

Ha Long Bay Cruise Review: Golden Bay Cruise

Whenever there’s a conversation about Vietnam, it is pretty much expected that you’ll be visiting Ha Long Bay. As a UNESCO World Heritage site and recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, it’s Vietnam’s star attraction. However, I had heard mixed reviews from multiple different people: That Ha Long Bay is overcrowded, … Continue Reading

A Day Trip to Ninh Binh For $21

Only two hours from Hanoi and home to Tam Coc (known as the Ha Long Bay on land), Ninh Binh is most certainly worth the day trip. For only $21 including a full day tour, lunch and all entrance fees, it’s too easy and cheap to skip!   The Tour: I booked this trip at … Continue Reading

Top 5 Things to Do in Da Nang

Similar to Hue, I only had one day in Da Nang, so I wanted to make it count. I heard that this was a city that most people skipped on their way from Hoi An to Hanoi, but I wanted to see what was going on in the fourth largest city in Vietnam.     … Continue Reading

A Day & A Night in Hue; So Much to See and Eat in So Little Time

From Hoi An, I headed North to check out Hue, a city that was once the nation’s capital. Known as one of the top spots for sampling some of the best food that Vietnam has to offer, there was no way I was skipping out on Hue. With only a day and a night designated to … Continue Reading

Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is a tourists dream, as it offers the picturesque Ancient City where every street is strung with colorful lanterns, as well as beautiful An Bang Beach only a 25 minute bike ride away. I really enjoyed my two days in Hoi An, but was a bit surprised to find it as touristy as … Continue Reading

Da Lat: The Perfect 3 Day Itinerary

Set in the Southern Central Highlands of Vietnam, Da Lat is a beautiful mountain town known for its flowers, coffee, strawberries, and fresh air. Da Lat has so much to offer by the way of food, culture, scenery, and adventure, that it would be a shame if overlooked. I spent three days exploring this gorgeous part … Continue Reading