What To Do When Living Abroad Isn’t Rainbows & Roses

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What no one tells you about living abroad: there will be bad days & you’ll get homesick eventually. Here’s how to combat the doldrums.

How to Have Custom Clothes Made in Hoi An, Vietnam

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In Hoi An, Vietnam, budget travelers can arm themselves with enough handmade stylish shoes and suits to pass as kings. Jill Nawrocki offers seven tips to help travelers avoid first-time tailoring mistakes, learn how to find the best shops for clothing and shoes, and leave with their wallets intact.

Ho Chi Minh City Must-Sees

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Phil Anderson outlines absolute must-sees if you’re in or considering going to Ho Chi Minh City.

Travel History Lessons

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Glad not to be often judged by the actions of her government (past or present), Jenn Miller wades through the bustling crowd of contradictions that is Hanoi with her family.

Pho 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam’s Most Famous Dish

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However you pronounce it, pho has placed Vietnamese cuisine squarely on the culinary world map. James Pham visits a Saigonese pho restaurant to unravel the secrets behind this national dish, with a history as rich and complex as its flavor.

Nha Trang ― Vietnam’s Happiest Beach Town on $30 a Day

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Nha Trang is the perfect laid back beach break as you make your way between frenetic Ho Chi Minh City and cultural Hanoi. James Pham explores why it may also just be the happiest place in Vietnam.

Indie Travel in Vietnam for $30 Per Day

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Traveling around Vietnam can be extremely cheap. Extremely expensive. Or anywhere in between. Budget, bare-bones backpackers can probably get around on $10-$15USD per day or less. If you want to pamper yourself by staying in 5-star hotels and eating at the finest restaurants, you can blow through $150USD per day. Then there’s everything in between. […]

Hues of Huế, Vietnam

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Imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue’s Citadel attracts tourists, but how much of the city has survived its history?

Motorbikes and Menu Roulette in Saigon

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Kaitlyn Barrett’s Vietnam to-do list: 1. Rent motorbike. 2. Drive through Saigon. 3. Live to tell the story.

Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: May 2010

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Enjoy this feast for the eyes with some of the best travel photos from May 2010 on BootsnAll’s daily travel photo site – and find out how yours can be featured here, too.