Author: Stefanie


Burning legs and hidden gems on Cat Ba Island

For those who are not familiar with Cat Ba Island, let me assure you it is equally as beautiful as the famous Halong Bay at a fraction of the cost with far fewer tourists.  If I could sum it up to one word, without a doubt Cát Bà Island is heaven. […]


Discovering new flavors in the North – Hanoi

After working our way up North from Ho Chi Minh City, through Mui Ne and Nha Trang, we arrived in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.  With no idea what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised by the charm of the Old Quarter and the variety of food throughout.  Although the “street food” […]


Eating your way through Ho Chi Minh City

Without a doubt, food in Ho Chi Minh City is bomb! If you have never experienced the bustling streets of HCMC, it is hard to imagine that among the chaos of passing scooters, school kids playing soccer and little shops spilling on to the sidewalk, there could possibly be some of […]


Vietnam's Coffee Culture

As I write this, of course I am sipping on the most delicious interpretation of an iced coffee I have ever experienced, and that is a bold statement considering I drink a lot of coffee. It is without a doubt a cultural phenomenon to see the vast array of locals drinking the […]