A Beautiful Beach Haven in Bai Xep

Jesse does pretty much all the research and planning for our trips, so when he told me that he was thinking of going somewhere other than Phu Quoc (where we’d originally planned to spend our beach time in Vietnam), I assumed he had his reasons. Traveling with Daniel creates additional criteria we have to play […]

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Sleepless in Saigon

  When Jes and I began our big 6 month trip in 2013, it took us about 5 days to actually acclimatize to the new time zone and pace of life. We were in Bangkok at that time, and I remember that we’d get so exhausted by mid afternoon that we would go back to […]

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Terrace trekking in Sapa

Sapa was one of those places where people unanimously told us it was a “must see” for its picturesque vistas and diversity of ethnic minority groups living in the area. But we’d also met many tourists who made the trek out to Sapa only to find themselves in heavy rains or mist so thick you […]

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Cruising through Halong Bay

There are some places we visit where learning about the history or back story of a place really enhances our appreciation for what we’re seeing. But then there are other times when no guide or history lesson is really required to still be impressed. In the case of Halong Bay, it was the latter. I […]

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