20 Travel Movies That Will Give You Pure Wanderlust

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Jeffrey L. Cohen - Bus from the movie "Into the Wild" Wanderlust can take over your mind and body and there’s nothing quite like that feeling. It’s a mixture of euphoria and longing, [...]

Rated and Reviewed: The Tour Groups We Used in Vietnam 2016

By | July 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Travel Tips, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , |

Oftentimes people don’t realise how much work goes into planning long-haul holidays. From confirming flights and hotels to paying off tour groups and liaising with airport pickups, a lot went into our three week holiday. [...]

Video Diaries 2016: From Ireland to Vietnam

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From Ireland to Vietnam: Videos you say? Yes, videos! For those following us on snapchat during our Vietnam trip, you probably noticed me recording like mad! Normally I don't like vertical videos but because I [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part 10: My Heart is Torn

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , |

This part has been hard for me to write. I'm back in Ireland and my heart feels torn. I've never felt this way about Vietnam. In 1998, the first time I came back, I was [...]

Rated and Reviewed: Where We Stayed in Vietnam in 2016

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We had a fantastic holiday in Northern Vietnam this year, varying our experiences from trekking to cycling, to kayaking to swimming. Throughout our adventure we roamed across the north, staying in various types of accommodation. [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part Nine: SaPa and the Cool Mountain Retreat

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

For a change of pace and temperature, we decided to head to the highlands of Vietnam and to the mountains. Renowned for its beauty, SaPa is in the Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam, close [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part Eight: Better than Ha Long Bay? Welcome to Bai Tu Long!

By | June 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Floating in seawater with the gentle slosh of the waves hitting the shore, there was really no better place to spend a balmy afternoon. Earlier on in the day we waved goodbye to our tour [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part Seven: Pu Luong, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu!

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , |

To overnight in a homestay is a truly unique experience. Parting ways with our driver in a sleepy town, we pulled what we could on our shoulders and set off across the weaving dirt tracks [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part Six: From the lush greens of Mai Chau

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Forgive the silence on the blog, the amount of wonderful exploration we've been doing has brought us farther and farther away from wi-fi (which is definitely not a bad thing!) For the next diary entries, [...]

Vietnam Diaries Part Five: How much is that in Dong?

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , |

You could tell that the woman was smiling. Though the mask covered her face, the knowing lines surrounded her eyes. She beckoned us forward as we walked in parallel with her footsteps across Le Duan, [...]