Getting muddy in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng

Phong Nha National Park was my favorite part of the trip. There were multiple firsts: first time in a gigantic cave, first time in a cave without any light, first time frolicking around in mud in a cave (or anywhere), and first time ziplining in such a beautiful location.

Hội An: from Tailors to Temples

Even though Hội An itself was probably my least favorite city since it was swarming with tourists and shop owners constantly trying to sell to you, I loved traveling to the nearby attractions. We also splurged on our apartment for this city and the villa we stayed in did not disappoint. During our three day, two…

Relaxing in Đà Lạt

I can’t believe we’ve already been here for almost two weeks! Time has flown by and we’ve already done so much. Our second destination of the trip was Đà Lạt where we were relieved to get a breath of fresh air after being in Sài Gòn. A majority of our time in Đà Lạt was spent relaxing, exploring…

Wandering the streets of Saigon

Xin chào! We met up with Derick and David and the fun has begun. Not that we weren’t already having a good time, but David and Derick are on a temporary vacation. We are packing a tour of the entire country in just two weeks! You should be seeing more posts now, while we travel…

And so our journey begins…

Xin chào! Hello! Sean and I have been in Ho Chi Minh City for the past four days and I can’t get enough of it. Yes, it is dirty, most people don’t know any English, and simply crossing the street can be a nightmare but I see all of this as a challenge that I…

Chicago: a trip before THE trip

Chicago already feels like a lifetime ago but I wanted to share a few photos and words before diving into our Vietnam trip. After two months back home, in the mountains of Asheville, NC, we spent a few attraction-packed days in Chicago. Since I haven’t been there in years and it was basically Sean’s first…

How you get there is half the fun

It was a little over a year and half ago that Sean and I made our way across the country from our hometown, Asheville, NC to Seattle, WA, a place we have grown to love. However, by the end of this month, we will be making our way back to Asheville to see family and…

Weekend Wonders: Victoria, BC

Sean’s mom visited us for a long weekend and during her visit, Cindy gifted us with an amazing opportunity. We got to fly in a seaplane from Seattle to Victoria, BC where we then witnessed the enchanting beauty of Butchart Gardens. I had the pleasure of visiting these gardens a few years ago with my…

Weekend Wonders: North Cascades

Seattle is a great place to live without car since it is really easy to get around the city with public transit and Lyft/Uber. I’m so happy that they are expanding the Link light rail; it will help a bunch of people if it continues to grow. Getting out into the mountains, however, can be…

Ready or Not, to China We Go

This article is no longer completely relevant since our plans have changed since this was written. The main change is that we are going to a different part of China, Shenzhen rather than Beijing. We will write a new post to explain our reasoning and new plans. Now that we have told you a bit…