Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Vietnam 2017

By | January 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

I know, I know, it’s already 2018 and I’m only getting around to writing this now. But hey, better late than never eh? Last October we spent an amazing month in Vietnam and travelled from [...]

A taste of Hue: where the women are clearly the bosses

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Tales from Abroad, Vietnam|Tags: , |

The dragon boats are floating up and down Hue's Perfume River as Mom and I sit under the canopy of the Truong Tien Bridge. Who'd want to eat in a dreary restaurant when you can get [...]

Hidden Hanoi: How to get the most out of Vietnam’s capital

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

While there’s plenty to see in Hanoi, for people like us who have visited all the major tourist attractions, we’re always on the lookout for something different. Too many times have we read guides who [...]

Giving back: six charities we supported in Vietnam this year

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , |

“Pray for the dead. And fight like hell for the living!" - Mother Jones We’ve been back from Vietnam since the end of October and while we’re both settling into our normal lives at home, [...]

Eyemasks, Leg rests, Moneybags: 9 things we’re bringing to Vietnam

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips, Vietnam|Tags: , |

The deadline LOOMS. As I’m writing this I’m sitting on my bed with my suitcase close by. It’s packed with light clothes and other essentials but some of the most important things are going into [...]

Countdown to Vietnam: 15 days to go!

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , |

Holy banana boats, the deadline is looming. This year I bought airline tickets for myself and Mom to go to Vietnam. This will be her fifth and my fourth time back and we've been slowly [...]

The Camino Diaries – The final steps into Santiago de Compostela

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We left our suitcase at the bottom of the stairs, locked the door behind us and braved the drizzle. It was our final day of walking. “Goodbye Rua de Francos” we joyfully cheered, wiping away [...]

The Camino Diaries – Passing Padrón into Rua de Francos

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

Like all mornings on our Camino adventure, we got up early to make the most of the day. But leaving Caldas de Reis was in truth pretty terrifying because not only was it raining but [...]

The Camino Diaries – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of [...]

13 Practical Tips for Walking the Camino de Santiago

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Whether you’re looking for an adventure with friends, a bonding with loved ones, an enlightening experience or simply a challenge, the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most memorable walks of your life. [...]