International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

How to Do the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour on Your Own (Updated for 2024)

One of the most popular things to do in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) is visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. Most people join a tour group to make the visit. But if that’s not your vibe, great news: it’s possible to DIY it! Here’s everything you need to know about visiting the Cu Chi… Read More How to Do the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour on Your Own (Updated for 2024)

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

The City of Lanterns: Experiencing the Best of Hoi An in 3 Days

One of Vietnam’s most visited cities, Hoi An is perhaps also the easiest, most comfortable introduction to the country. In contrast to the chaotic hustle and bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, which can make even the most seasoned travelers wary, Hoi An feels calmer and more inviting. Its cobblestone streets and well-preserved, UNESCO-recognized… Read More The City of Lanterns: Experiencing the Best of Hoi An in 3 Days

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

What I Packed for 5 Months in Asia, from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia

When I left on my funemployment trip through Asia, the only plans I had was to start in Manchuria¬†and work my way south as the weather got colder and to meet my boyfriend in southern Thailand for Thanksgiving. So I packed mostly warm weather clothes and a few layers for autumn in China, all rolled… Read More What I Packed for 5 Months in Asia, from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia