Phu Quoc

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              Phu Quoc is considered the top beach destination in Vietnam and it is no wonder why.  Wrapped in white sandy beaches, you can easily find a spot to take in the sun and views.  The popular spots, like Long Beach lined with beach bars and Sao Beach with its resorts, see most of the islands tourists, but one can easily get away from it all by exploring outside of these two areas. 

Mekong Delta

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              A trip to Vietnam would not be complete without a trip to the Mekong Delta. This iconic Vietnamese destination is well known for its famous for its floating markets, stilted wooden houses on the river’s edge, and seemingly endless rice paddies.  The countless rivers and streams criss-cross the landscape like arteries; where their muddy brown waters carry fruit-laden boats to nearby floating markets and provide nourishment to bountiful rice paddies.

Living an Unconventional Life

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When I turned 15 and boarded my first flight out of the country, everyone told me to “travel while I’m young because once I settle down, I won’t be able to.”  Here I am, 10 years and 34 countries later and still I hear the same words time and time again.  I think there are two reasons for this:

Cu Chi Tunnels: A Travel Guide

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              If you are in Ho Chi Minh City and looking for a day trip, then look no further than the Cu Chi Tunnels.  They are one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most iconic attractions and well worth the visit.  Coupled with a visit to the War Remnant Museum and you’ll be well on your way to a memorable history lesson about the Vietnam War.  

Ho Chi Minh City: A Travel Guide

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              Ho Chi Minh City is a mixture of old and new.  Elegant buildings of French Colonialism sit between high rises and hotels.  With a booming economy and a growing middle class, the people of this city are eating artisanal foods and sipping craft beer.  Tourist may come to visit the articles of the past, but the city is moving forward, and fast.

Unrivaled Destinations: My Tour of Northern Vietnam

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              Northern Vietnam has been one of my favorite areas to visit during my travels throughout Southeast Asia.  The mountainous terrain makes for some of the most stunning scenery you will ever witness and creates truly remarkable outdoors experiences.  On top of this, the food is simply amazing in northern Vietnam.  Though many of the dishes are similar to other parts of the country, their style of cooking sets them far part.  All of this added to the fact that the people are genuinely friendly, remarkable, and helpful, makes this area of Vietnam extremely traveler friendly and, for those willing to step onto the road less traveled, creates a genuine Vietnamese experience.  


Ninh Binh: The Gem of Vietnam

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Ninh Binh is a town which lies to the southeast of Hanoi and is a lesser-known gem of Northern Vietnam.  It is commonly referred to as ‘Halong Bay on Land’ for its similar landscape, but is far less touristy and untouched.  Ninh Binh is surrounded by hundreds of limestone mountains topped by dense greenery that tower from the ground, scattered with serpentine rivers flowing through and around them, while lush green rice fields shoot up from their muddy banks.  If the scenery itself is not enough for you, the area is dotted with some of the best pagodas and temples in the area and one of Vietnam’s ancient capital cities.

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