Seasonality in Southeast Asia

Spanning both the northern and southern hemispheres, the best time to travel to Southeast Asia can vary greatly, depending on where you are heading. Seasonality is essentially opposite between the mainland countries, also referred to as Indochina, and Indonesia. For example, while Indochina, which includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, has the most hospitable Read more…

Wildlife Encounters in Southeast Asia

When travelers plan a trip to Southeast Asia, they initially embark excited for the cultural and culinary encounters that await. Steeped in ancient history, its temples, shrines and museums draw millions of visitors each year. As does its food, with world renowned dishes such as Pho and Pad Thai. It might be surprising to learn Read more…

An Adventure to Some of the World’s Most Stunning Caves

Vietnam’s increasing popularity as a travel destination is not without merit, as anyone who has sailed past the limestone karst cliffs of Halong Bay, zoomed through Saigon on a Vespa, or wandered through the lantern-lit Old Town of Hoi An can attest. However, what many do not know is that within Vietnam is hidden one Read more…

The Pulse of the Mekong River

From its spring-fed source in China’s Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea. While the upper half of the Mekong navigates rugged terrain, the river’s pace and landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam lend well to travel and exploration by boat. Often called Read more…

Tastes of Vietnam and Thailand

Experiencing the world through food offers more than just the food itself, it tells a story and a history that may not be revealed until further investigation. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about the food. Before I pack my bags and go anywhere, local or international, I’m sure to look up where Read more…

Visiting Vietnam in a Week

Vietnam is an incredibly diverse country. There is so much to do, to see, and to experience, it is hard to imagine visiting for just one week. But that’s exactly what Katie Gomer and Kayla Torgerson decided to do, as part of a larger Southeast Asian trip. Exploring Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hoi An, Read more…