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Why Travel to Vietnam?

Why Travel to Vietnam?

Posted on January 21, 2014 by blog1 in Why Travel to Vietnam? tagged Da nang, minmax travel
Why are more and more people every year skipping their Thai beach holiday, looking passed Bali, the Caribbean or the Gold Coast and heading to Vietnam for their vacation? From top to bottom, Vietnam has everything that tourists are seeking for the perfect, well-deserved getaway. From history and...
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The World's Freshest Food

The World's Freshest Food

Posted on January 23, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged
 What is the best part of visiting Vietnam? Some would say it’s the people and the culture, others would argue for the sites and the beaches. But ask anyone who has visited, and the food is up there as well. Vietnam has some of the most delicious, fresh food in the world, regardless...
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The Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year

Posted on January 24, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel News tagged
For any foreigner visiting Vietnam between the end of January and beginning of February, there’s probably one question running through all their minds... What is Tet??   January 31 is the first full moon of the New Year. This marks the beginning of 2014 in the Lunar Calendar, the year...
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How to Bargain in Vietnam

How to Bargain in Vietnam

Posted on January 27, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged
Whether shopping for souvenirs, a street side snack or accommodation, Vietnam is all about bargaining. Locals love it, vendors thrive off it, and tourists, well, often get left in the dust. But if you know how and when to bargain, you can save some serious coin during your travels through...
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Beautiful Vietnam: Hoi An

Beautiful Vietnam: Hoi An

Posted on January 31, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged Vietnam, Danang, Hoian
Tucked into Vietnam’s central coastline is the majestic port town of Hoi An. Filled with beautiful mango-colored streets, ancient architecture, historic sites and Vietnamese culture around every corner, this top tourist destination is one of Vietnam’s must visits. Whether you’re...
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Best of Vietnam: My Son Sanctuary

Best of Vietnam: My Son Sanctuary

Posted on February 01, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged Hoian, Danang
One of the best aspects of travel to Vietnam is the multitude of day trips that are available all throughout the country. An hour drive south from Hoi An and Da Nang City (1.5 hours) is one of these interesting (and educational) trips: the My Son Sanctuary. A collection of temples and tombs...
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The Best Way to Get Around Vietnam

The Best Way to Get Around Vietnam

Posted on February 03, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Getting around Vietnam
Vietnam is a relatively small country. With tourism at its peak, there is a high demand for transport all around. With this high demand comes a variety of means and modes for getting from Point A to Point B: planes, trains, buses, private hires, motorbikes, etc. The question is, what is the best...
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Street Food: Saigon Style

Street Food: Saigon Style

Posted on February 06, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged Ho Chi Minh city, Street Foods
When traveling to Vietnam, it’s important to visit all the iconic sites, walk through the history and soak up as much culture as possible. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), then it’s imperative to visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, the...
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The Beauty of Ha Long Bay

The Beauty of Ha Long Bay

Posted on February 07, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged vietnam, cooking class
Vietnam is a place filled with many different forms of beauty. From the people to the landscapes, visitors are kept in constant amazement at the magnificent sites and experiences all throughout the small country. A few hours north from Hanoi city is one of these visual treasures: Ha Long Bay....
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The Great Coastal Road: Traveling the Hai Van Pass

The Great Coastal Road: Traveling the Hai Van Pass

Posted on February 10, 2014 by blog1 in Why Travel to Vietnam? tagged Hai Van Pass
Ask anyone. Whether it’s a recent rider or Jeremy Clarkson from the BBC’s Top Gear, and they will both agree that Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass is “one of the best coastal roads in the world.” The question is, does a single 21-kilometer stretch of mountain pass warrant a...
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Visiting Cham Island

Visiting Cham Island

Posted on February 24, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged vietnam, cooking class
If you’ve had your fill of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are a bit worn out from endless walks through history or you’re trying to escape the maze of omnipresent tourism in Vietnam… there’s an oasis waiting for you. Head to the central coast of the country, stand on the...
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Swim Safety in Vietnam

Swim Safety in Vietnam

Posted on February 25, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel News tagged vietnam, cooking class
With the warm months fast approaching coastal Vietnam, there will be an influx of both tourists and Vietnamese heading for the waters. There’s nothing more enjoyable than a cooling dip in Vietnam’s East Sea to battle the sweltering temperatures and thick, humid air. But one thing that...
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Your Introduction to Asia

Your Introduction to Asia

Posted on February 27, 2014 by blog1 in Why Travel to Vietnam? tagged Asia Travel, Vietnam Travel
Gone are the days of a war torn country. While Vietnam was once associated with turbulent times and domestic division, the coastal nation now enjoys a massive influx in tourism (and constantly rising), superb economic growth and a peaceful homeland. Why Travel to Vietnam? Because it is becoming...
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Da Nang: Vietnam's Next Top Destination

Da Nang: Vietnam's Next Top Destination

Posted on March 05, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged Da Nang,Vietnam Travel
Growing bigger and stronger every day, Da Nang is Vietnam’s newest up and coming tourist destination. Though it has always been an important city of the country (with a busy port and strategic central positioning), Da Nang was never a major stop for tourists (other than those moving onto...
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Reaching Vietnam Via Cambodia

Reaching Vietnam Via Cambodia

If you are already inside Southeast Asia and want to travel to Vietnam, sometimes flying is not always the most economical decision. Though countries like Laos and Cambodia are right next-door, short flights into Vietnam can be quite costly. One of the most common pre-Vietnam stops in Southeast...
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Vietnamese Coffee: Much More Than Just a Beverage

Vietnamese Coffee: Much More Than Just a Beverage

Driving down the pre-dawn streets in Vietnam, activity is at a minimum. Market motorbikes do their first runs with fresh produce, sleepless freight trucks carry goods around the country and overnight tour buses carry snoozing passengers to their next destination. Down the road, there is one...
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Visiting the Imperial City

Visiting the Imperial City

Posted on March 10, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged Vietnam Travel, Hue, Imperial City, DMZ, Hai Van
If you are looking for an entirely unique visit during your stay in Vietnam, plan on spending a few days in the central city of Hue. The capital of Vietnam for 150 years (from 1802-1945), Hue is a walk back into the country’s imperial times. The most important location during the Nguyen...
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A Trip to Ho Chi Minh City

A Trip to Ho Chi Minh City

There are many destinations within Vietnam that are worth visiting. However, time constraints and travel budgets often prevent visitors from reaching these places. There are a few spots in Vietnam that simply must be visited though, and Ho Chi Minh City is one of these. Most holidays to Vietnam...
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Traveling to Vietnam with Children

Traveling to Vietnam with Children

For any family who is planning to vacation abroad, there’s always one pressing question: Is it safe to bring my kids there? Luckily, for those who are looking into visiting Vietnam, the answer is always yes. Vietnam is not only one of the safest countries to visit in Asia, but the...
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A Tour of Dalat: Vietnam's Central Highland Attraction

A Tour of Dalat: Vietnam's Central Highland Attraction

If you’re planning on traveling to Vietnam but fear the heat and humidity that looms before you, Dalat may be your Vietnamese oasis. Tucked into the South Central Highlands, Dalat is a unique, refreshing getaway that boasts many interesting attractions and extremely agreeable temperatures....
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The Best Cafes in Hoi An!

The Best Cafes in Hoi An!

Posted on August 15, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged Hoi An, Vietnam
Vietnam is a coffee country. There’s no doubt about that. No matter what city, town, village, hamlet or side alley you explore, there’s a Café 21, Nguyen Café, Apple Café or Highlands Coffee (for the upscale drinkers) somewhere within 10 feet. For anyone who has...
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10 Reasons to Visit Sapa, Vietnam

10 Reasons to Visit Sapa, Vietnam

Posted on August 19, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged Sapa, Vietnam
1,500 meters above sea level is one of Vietnam’s most unique and memorable travel destinations: Sapa. With stunning natural scenery, colorful local cultures, endless outdoor attractions and a climate unlike any other in Vietnam, travelers visiting this northern mountain hub will feel like...
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When to Visit Vietnam: Traveling with the Seasons

When to Visit Vietnam: Traveling with the Seasons

Posted on August 21, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Vietnam Seasons
Despite being a relatively small country, Vietnam’s various regions experience quite different seasons. If you’re planning your trip to Vietnam around school holidays, slow seasons at work or set vacation times, you may not have the choice of when to visit Vietnam. If you do have...
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Top Destinations in Vietnam: A Tropical Getaway to Phu Quoc Island

Top Destinations in Vietnam: A Tropical Getaway to Phu Quoc Island

Posted on August 22, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Just a 50-minute flight can take you from the hectic, bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to one of Vietnam’s most beautiful destinations: Phu Quoc Island. Located off the southwestern coast of Vietnam, this tropical escape is filled with stunning beaches, interesting attractions, local...
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What to Expect When You're Expecting: Travel Tips to Avoid Disappointment

What to Expect When You're Expecting: Travel Tips to Avoid Disappointment

Posted on August 26, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged What to Expect When You're Expecting
False expectations can be the demise of your travels   It’s happened a million times to a million travelers. You think, hope, dream, plan and build up these huge ideas of your vacation to (Fill in the Blank) and when you FINALLY get there, it’s a huge let down. The city...
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10 Reasons to Book With a Travel Company… You May Be Surprised!

10 Reasons to Book With a Travel Company… You May Be Surprised!

Posted on August 28, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Booking with MinMax
If you’re planning a vacation to Vietnam & Southeast Asia, you may come across the option of booking your holiday through a travel company. So many people may ask why? What’s the point of having someone else plan my entire vacation abroad? Can’t I just get along on my own?...
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You've Heard the Sound... But Do You Know What it Means?

You've Heard the Sound... But Do You Know What it Means?

Posted on September 02, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged Motorbike Food Vendors
Anyone who has traveled to Vietnam knows the sound. It fills the airwaves right before lunch, during lunchtime, in the early afternoon alleys, just before, during and after dinner… even in the dark streets during the earliest morning hours…   “Bop Die, Bunchin Die, Cha...
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Vietnamese Language Lessons: An Introduction

Vietnamese Language Lessons: An Introduction

Posted on September 04, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Vietnamese, Language
Vietnamese is not the easiest language in the world to learn. It’s completely tonal with pronunciations that vary not only between the North and South of the country, but also the cities, villages… even wards within small villages. What does this mean? If you learn something in...
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10 Exotic Foods to Try in Vietnam

10 Exotic Foods to Try in Vietnam

Posted on September 09, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged Vietnam Food
Vietnam is an excellent place to both discover and try new adventures. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to drive a motorcycle before, but never really had the opportunity... If you can stomach the traffic, Vietnam is the place to go for it! Maybe you’re looking for some adventure sports?...
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What to Do During the Rainy Season in Vietnam

What to Do During the Rainy Season in Vietnam

Posted on September 11, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Rainy Season in Vietnam
For many parts of Vietnam, September, October and November mean one thing… RAIN!  We are slowly moving into (or in some parts, are already in) the rainy season in Vietnam, leaving many tourists scratching their heads wondering what to do! While the elements shouldn’t stop you...
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Entertainment in Danang City: 9 Awesome Nightlife Spots Not to Miss

Entertainment in Danang City: 9 Awesome Nightlife Spots Not to Miss

Posted on September 16, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged Danang, Nightlife, Entertainment
Riding the coastline of Central Vietnam is the ever-growing metropolis of Danang City.  Attracting more and more international and domestic tourists each year with its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts and close proximity to Hoi An and Hue, Da Nang is turning into one of Vietnam's...
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Bussing through Vietnam: A Few Things You May Want to Know!

Bussing through Vietnam: A Few Things You May Want to Know!

Posted on September 24, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Vietnam, Transport, Travel, Bus, Overnight, Sleeper Bus
You want to travel to Vietnam, you want to see everything you possibly can, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. It’s understandable!   After the initial airfare from your home country is taken care of, traveling through Vietnam does not have to be expensive. Accommodation...
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The Beauty of Somewhere Hard to Reach: Exploring Luang Prabang

The Beauty of Somewhere Hard to Reach: Exploring Luang Prabang

Tucked into northern Laos is the former capital city of Luang Prabang. Sitting at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, this sleepy UNESCO Heritage spot is one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Southeast Asia. With lush gardens, sprawling mountain peaks, ancient golden...
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Vietnam: Travel Tips to make your holiday that much smoother

Vietnam: Travel Tips to make your holiday that much smoother

Posted on October 01, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Vietnam Travel Tips
If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, there’s probably a lot of questions popping up surrounding the logistics, planning, itineraries, etc. Our aim as one of Vietnam’s leading travel companies is to make your Vietnam travel that much easier and smoother. That’s why we...
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Shopping in Vietnam: What to Bring Back Home

Shopping in Vietnam: What to Bring Back Home

Posted on October 02, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged Shopping in Vietnam
All travelers want something cool to remember their adventures with. When you’re visiting Vietnam, you might not know what to bring back to commemorate your travels though. Make the wrong purchase, and you may be bringing home an authentic, knock off, Made-in-China souvenir. And...
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The Best Urban Beaches: Nha Trang or Da Nang?

The Best Urban Beaches: Nha Trang or Da Nang?

Posted on October 08, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged Urban Beaches, Central Vietnam, Danang, Nha Trang
Are you looking to have the ultimate urban beach getaway in Vietnam? Most travelers who’ve been to Vietnam before will immediately opt for Nha Trang, though the central city of Danang is quickly coming up as one of the country’s coolest new destinations. So depending on what it is...
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24 Hours in… Hanoi!

24 Hours in… Hanoi!

Posted on October 09, 2014 by blog1 in Best of Vietnam tagged 24 Hours in Hanoi
So you’re traveling through Vietnam, but you don’t have all the time in the world to do everything you want. We offer a number of amazing day trips all throughout the country that will show you some of the lesser known spots of Vietnam… while still getting you back to where you...
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Guest Blog Post: Americans Traveling to Vietnam

Guest Blog Post: Americans Traveling to Vietnam

Posted on October 16, 2014 by blog1 in Why Travel to Vietnam? tagged Americans in Vietnam
Most people around the world know the recent history between Vietnam and America. Vietnam was a war torn nation from 1955 to 1975, and America is the country most associated with the conflict. With that in mind, many Americans are a bit wary to make Vietnam their next holiday destination. One of...
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Motorbiking in Vietnam

Motorbiking in Vietnam

Posted on October 18, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Travel Tips tagged Motorbiking Vietnam
Most travelers have heard all the stories about driving in Vietnam… The roads are busy, wild and appear to be somewhat lawless. It seems no matter where you travel to in Vietnam, you’re going to get the crazy road experience. Ho Chi Minh City is famous worldwide for its tightly...
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5 Foods You Must Try in Vietnam

5 Foods You Must Try in Vietnam

Posted on October 21, 2014 by blog1 in Vietnam Food tagged Vietnamese Food
If you’re traveling to Vietnam, it won’t be long before your taste buds are calling out for action. With so many delicious food options found all over the country, you may be spending more time sampling foods than visiting all the major sites… and that’s OK! Food is just...
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A Retreat to Mui Ne!

A Retreat to Mui Ne!

Posted on October 23, 2014 by blog1 in Beautiful Vietnam tagged Mui Ne, Vietnam
So you’re traveling down south and are looking for a quick escape from the stickiness of the Mekong Delta and/or the Ho Chi Minh City hustle & bustle. We’ve got just the spot for you! Just a half-day bus trip away is the beautiful coastal town of Mui Ne. Famous for its iconic...
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