Two Weeks in Vietnam

When I told my mom we were going to Vietnam she about died. Growing up during the Vietnam War (or shall we say the War of American Aggression) days she had only war-crime filled images in her head. I suppose […]

40 Hours in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, is Vietnam’s southern hub with even more hustle and bustle than Hanoi. We only had 40 hours to explore this wild city. Getting to Ho Chi Minh City We were coming from Hoi […]

Hoi An: Vietnam’s Most Charming City

If Paris is the city of lights then Hoi An is the city of lanterns. It may be an anagram of Hanoi, but this little city couldn’t be more different. Think less hustle and bustle, and more soft lighting and […]

Ninh Binh: Ha Long Bay on Land

When traveling Vietnam one of the first things people will ask is, “Are you going to Ha Long Bay?”. Ha Long Bay is famous for it’s gorgeous limestone mountains contrasted with turquoise water. It’s super popular to book a cruise […]

Trekking and Homestays in Sapa, Vietnam

Once I saw photos of the rice paddies in Sapa, I knew I wanted to go. Once I looked on Airbnb and saw accommodations were $14 a night, I knew we were going! When traveling full time there is a […]

Hanoi: Welcome to Vietnam

I had only heard great things about backpacking Vietnam so I arrived with high expectations, let’s go! First stop, Hanoi. I love a big city to kick off a new country. I like to jump in the mix right when […]

3 Days in Hong Kong

Ah Hong Kong, the old fragrant harbor. It’s one of those places I kind of always wanted to go to. It definitely peaked my interest with its Chinese and simultaneously Western identity. We decided to go to Hong Kong as […]

Macau: The Vegas of China

How did we end up in Macau for the afternoon you ask? Well that would be a Grant move! He books our travel and it was probably cheaper to fly to Macau from the Philippines than to Hong Kong. Plus […]

The Perfect Siargao Itinerary

Stop whatever you are doing and book your trip to Siargao. Seriously, no need to even read the rest of this post, just do it. Siargao was by far our favorite stop in the Philippines and that is saying a […]