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Vietnam — Vietnam only recently emerged from its war-heavy past but has quickly shot up to the top of Southeast Asian itineraries. Its newfound popularity is hardly surprising; this ancient land is an unparalleled feast for the senses, boasting an incredible array of natural wonders and cultural sights; a vibrant 4000-year history; a melting pot of 83 million people, including 54 ethnic groups; and superbly flavorful cuisine – all in a country that's roughly the size of Italy. Vietnam's brash metropolises of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) reveal the pulse of a country in flux, with the age-old and the brand-new intertwining at every step. The countryside holds more laid-back attractions like floating markets along the Mekong Delta, historic river towns like Hoi An, and limestone isles in Halong Bay.

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For bustling colonial cities, outstanding scenery, and historical sites commemorating the recent and turbulent history.

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Hanoi, Vietnam on a Budget

August 14, 2014 by Will McGough

This coming year, 40 years will have passed since the war ended in Vietnam. A political topic still sensitive here in the States, the occasion is all the more ... Read More »


4 Developments that Could Make Southeast Asia Travel Cheaper, Faster, and More Efficient

February 18, 2014 by Will McGough

When it comes to Americans making their way to Southeast Asia, there are often two costs that they consider carefully before making a single reservation. The ... Read More »


Travel During the Lunar New Year: Etiquette, Gifts & More

January 27, 2014 by Christine Wei

Traveling in Asia, or to an Asian community, this week? You’re in luck. The Lunar New Year, typically falling at the end of January or the end of February, is ... Read More »


Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe: 3 Things to Consider When Crossing International Borders

January 20, 2014 by Alex Schechter

As much as we love travel, no one loves the red-tape-filled process of getting a new visa. Here are a few helpful tips for securing your travel documents in a ... Read More »


Smart Luxury: Hanoi

December 18, 2013 by Alex Schechter

History isn't the only thing that abounds in Hanoi, the bustling Vietnamese capital. A newmuseum, cheap hotels, vibrant shopping districts, and abundant public ... Read More »

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