Culture

Laos – Off the Radar

There are places in the world that are quite wonderful but that somehow manage to elude most travelers. Laos is one of those places. Most visitors to Southeast Asia - especially first time visitors - focus on more well-known destinations such as Thailand and Vietnam. But, Laos has a lot to offer - not only for travelers who [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:26+00:00June 13th, 2018|Adventure, Culture, Laos|

Foodie Adventures & Cooking Classes

Up until fairly recently, travelers to Southeast Asia were nervous about eating unfamiliar foods. Those days are long gone! Nowadays just about everyone wants the opportunity to experience street food and local delicacies. Even people who are hesitant to try street food are still excited to learn about exotic spices, unfamiliar produce and Southeast Asian cooking techniques. Eating [...]

By |2017-11-10T21:22:54+00:00November 10th, 2017|Adventure, Cambodia, Culture, Food, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

Tet Holiday & History

Tet is Vietnam's most important holiday. It marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year and is traditionally a time when families gather together to eat and otherwise celebrate. Because Tet is based on the lunar calendar, the date of the holiday changes from year to year, but it generally takes place anytime from late [...]

By |2017-11-10T21:44:07+00:00February 1st, 2017|Culture, History, Vietnam|

Generosity and Happiness

For the third year in a row (2016) the country of Myanmar has been honored as the most generous country in the world, by the Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index. What's so remarkable about this designation is that Myanmar is a newly developing country. Many of its people are still struggling with the aftermath of [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00October 29th, 2016|Culture, Myanmar, News, Vietnam|

Top Must-See Sites in Vietnam

So much to see and so little time! Sound familiar? This is especially true for first-time visitors to Southeast Asia. The dilemma starts with deciding which countries to visit and continues with what to see and do in those countries. Vietnam is a great example. There's so much to see that you could easily spend three [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00October 15th, 2016|Adventure, Culture, History, News, Vietnam|

Diane’s Blog

Welcome to my first blog, on our completely revamped and redesigned website! Our original website launched approximately 16 years ago, so it was long overdo for an overhaul. I love the new look and easier navigation of the updated site and I hope you'll feel the same way. We'll continue to add new excursions, adventure options and updated sample itineraries, so check it [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00September 5th, 2016|Cambodia, Culture, News|