25 of the Best Things to Do in Hanoi

Hanoi lies at the heart of Vietnam’s ancient culture. The bulldozer of the 20th-century made few incursions here. The French districts, with their Indochinese architectural marvels and art moderne villas, evoke a pinch of nostalgia for colonial days (regardless of how we feel about colonialism). Since the late 1960s and the advent of the doi […]

How to Spend One Day in Hoi An, Vietnam

Narrow streets peppered with lanterns and cultural fusion make Vietnam’s ancient city of Hoi An a wondrous storybook to step into. The mélange of historical influences are evident in golden colonial-style buildings which house some of the best eats and local goods in town. Although tourism is booming (and understandably so), it doesn’t manage to […]

Riding Hai Van Pass: Ocean, Mountains, & Adrenaline

The dichotomous intersection of sea and mountains is where Hai Van Pass lies: a gloriously serpentine road famed for motorbike travel. The pass feels far away from civilization and is all too thrilling to zip across while riding (literally) an adrenaline high. Between the northern loop and Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam is known for […]

10 Rooftop Bars for the Best Views of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as many still call it) is beautiful chaos at its finest: Vegas-like saturated neon lights, bánh mì sandwich carts on every block, and a mind-boggling amount of motorbikes actively forcing you to really look both ways before crossing the street. At street level, it’s occasionally dizzying. Take it to […]

31 of the Best Things to Do in Vietnam

Vietnam is notorious for chaotically vibrant cities, iconic limestone mountains, and enough crave-worthy local cuisine to inspire you to extend your visa. Seriously, that pho is downright captivating. But wait, there’s more, and I’m not here to just tell you about Ha Long Bay like everyone else. You’re going to want to make your way […]

Bikepacking Vietnam on a Budget: Our Tell-All Guide

The quietest, most serene corners of Vietnam are often completely passed over by traditional methods of transportation — a true shame, if you ask me. You’ll never see a bus of tourists heading to places like Quảng Ngãi or Bảo Lộc, but on a motorbike, it’s a real life choose-your-own-adventure novel. Gear up, it’s time […]

The Best Places to Visit in Vietnam from North to South

Vietnam might be a geographically narrow country, but there’s certainly nothing easy about narrowing down your decision on which spots to visit. With nearly 1,000 miles from the top to the bottom, this Southeast Asian country is filled with beautifully chaotic cities, towering limestone mountains, and absurd amounts phở whenever your heart desires. Vietnam’s northernmost […]