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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are eight Unesco World Heritage sites in Vietnam: five cultural, two natural, and one "mixed." Here is a list of them, with links to our stories about the ones we have visited.
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.
The first Vietnam travel tip: shop at the local markets. The challenge for Vietnam visitors like us–Americans old enough to have lived through the war or at least to recall the nightly news [...]
You can call it the American War or the Vietnam War, but it's now the world’s war to look back at–as another in a long line of wars in this part of the world–to make sure it is still over.
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.