A Dog Bites, a Travel Clinic Delivers

A dog bite in Hanoi led to numerous doctor appointments. But advance care and rabies vaccinations at our local travel clinic saved the day, as did having our annual travel insurance program in place.

By |2019-05-10T10:28:01-05:00May 3, 2019|Categories: Asia, Cambodia, Our Travel Life, Travel Tips, Vietnam|Tags: |20 Comments

Hanoi Revisited: Returning to Hanoi with a New Generation

Hanoi has changed since our first visit in 2012. Or is it that now, as multi-gen family travelers, we're seeing Hanoi in a new light? Here's where to stay, where to eat, and what to see in Hanoi, with (or without) grandchildren.

By |2019-05-05T10:15:43-05:00April 28, 2019|Categories: Asia, Eat Drink Stay, Vietnam|Tags: , |4 Comments

A Mekong River Cruise with AmaWaterways

A river cruise on Asia's Mekong River with AmaWaterways casts new light on Cambodia and Vietnam. Historic sites from centuries and just decades ago are best described by locals who've survived and thrived in the changing Mekong Delta region.

By |2019-05-04T12:43:18-05:00April 17, 2019|Categories: Asia, Cambodia, History Travel, Vietnam|Tags: |12 Comments

A Ha Long Bay Cruise in Vietnam

Planning a family side trip to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam–with a toddler and an infant–seemed tricky until we booked a one-night Ha Long Bay cruise.

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Hanoi

Even though the Thang Long Imperial Citadel of Hanoi has earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the actual site has little, if any, visible remnants of its former stature as the imperial capital of Vietnam. What is left is mostly the colonial administration buildings built by the French in the 19th Century.

By |2019-05-07T09:13:57-05:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Vietnam|Tags: |0 Comments

Food in Vietnam: Flavorful Restaurants, Markets, and Recipes

From south to north, our food experiences in Vietnam were enhanced by a local recommendations, cooking classes, and escorted visits to markets and masterful chefs. Discover dishes, find restaurant recommendations, and enjoy these recipes.

By |2019-03-04T20:38:10-05:00February 25, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, Eat Drink Stay, Vietnam|Tags: , |2 Comments

So, I Suppose I Should Also Mention the Food in Vietnam

Focusing on food in Vietnam. Over three months in Asia, it seemed like the food kept getting better. It was wonderful in Bali, better and spicier in Thailand, and subtler yet perhaps even tastier in Vietnam.

By |2019-02-25T09:59:19-05:00March 6, 2012|Categories: Asia, Vietnam|Tags: |6 Comments