Vietnam

Hoi An: Broths, Beaches, And Bucket-List Days

There are plenty of reasons why Hoi An is one of the most coveted destinations in Vietnam. People love to visit its tight-knit streets and historic lanes, all of which have garnered it a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. But there are beaches, too, strung out along the blue waters of the South China Sea. And there are buzzing night markets filled with scented food stalls and mysterious trinkets. Check it out…

Hoi An: Broths, Beaches, And Bucket-List Days

The Hectic Haze Of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City

There are few cities in the world with the same exotic draw as Ho Chi Minh City. Steeped in war only 30 years ago, it's still got a sort of off-the-beaten-track allure to it that's hard to pin down. I traveled there to explore its nooks, crannies, corners and fascinating relics from decades gone by. What I found was a medley of French colonial treats, sizzling street food markets, wild evenings filled with homemade whiskey, uber-friendly locals, and a hectic haze of urban energy. Read on for more…

The Hectic Haze Of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City

8 Must-try Vietnamese Foods!

We all love a good Thai curry, and India's chili-packed paneers and tandoor sauces are now everywhere in the west. But what about Vietnam? This elongated nation on the eastern edge of the Indochina Peninsula is home to a truly unique and taste-bud-tingling kitchen all of its own. Packed with the tangy scents of ginger, stacks of chili, oodles of oxtail, beef broths, tropical herbs, beansprout garnishes, fried omelette, charred onions and fish sauces, it's a veritable roller-coaster ride for the budding foodie.

8 Must-try Vietnamese Foods!

10 Tips For Keeping Healthy While Traveling

Traveling – especially during a gap year – has something of a reputation for destroying livers and ruining those health routines. However, our list of hiking-mud bath-yoga-related suggestions for staying fit while on the road shows it doesn't always have to be that way…

10 Tips For Keeping Healthy While Traveling

10 HAWKER STREET FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN ASIA

From tapioca-infused teas between the hectic streets of Taiwan to fresh, lime-doused papaya salads in the Land of Smiles, this list of the top street food treats in Asia is sure to have something for everyone. Enjoy…

10 HAWKER STREET FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN ASIA

7 GREAT SURFING SPOTS IN VIETNAM

Vietnam might live in the shadow of Bali and Indo when it comes to surfing, but a long coastline of over 3,000 kilometres right in the middle of Southeast Asia surely can't be without its own swells, right? Damn right! From Nha Trang to buzzing Da Nang, pretty Hoi An beach and beyond, there are plenty of places to wax up the board and hit the rollers in Vietnam. Here are just seven of the best

7 GREAT SURFING SPOTS IN VIETNAM

10 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL CIRCUIT

We know it shouldn’t be difficult to convince any budding globetrotter of the delights of Southeast Asia. Still, just in case you need another nudge out the door before clicking 'book now', we've slung together a list of 10 things we love most about this sunny region. Expect odes to shimmering beachfronts and talk of new travel buddies aplenty…

10 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL CIRCUIT

A GUIDE TO SAPA, VIETNAM

There's no question about it: Sapa is one of the most awesome places in Vietnam. Nestled high up between the dagger-like karst mountains of Lao Cai Province in the extreme north of the country, it’s a totally wild place. It's surrounded by sweeping vistas of deep-green rice paddies and forest. The horizon is marked by the colossal outline of Phan-Xi-Pang (also known as the Fansipan Mountain), which is Vietnam's highest at a whopping 3,100 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, winding rivers and clutches of fir trees pepper the surroundings, creating a place that rarely fails to take the breath away (seriously, no cliché!).

A GUIDE TO SAPA, VIETNAM

10 THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG, VIETNAM

Da Nang, Vietnam, is a city often overlooked by the globetrotter. Once written off as just a provincial hub for transport to and from the UNESCO sites of Hue, Hoi An and the verdant Ba Na Hills, it's now changing its tone with speed. It spills into the ocean along the bustling strips of China Beach, where luxurious hotel resorts mingle with DJ-spinning clubs and pearly-white sands. It's bolstered by the mysterious religious shrines and legends of the Marble Mountains on the outskirts of the centre, not to mention the gorgeous ridges of Son Tra. And then, of course, there's the bucket list retreat of Hoi An – one of Vietnam's top draws, sat just a stone's throw down the road from the big city. LBW tours pass close by, which means you might just get a chance to indulge in some of these top activities…

10 THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG, VIETNAM

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIETNAM ISLANDS

LBW have been touring Vietnam for years, showing off the cascading rice paddies of Sa Pa and the throbbing streets of central Hanoi, the wonders of Ha Long Bay and the sunny party strips of Nha Trang. But what about the hidden treasures that languish away from the mainland? What about the destinations that make their home between the swells of the South China Sea and the waters of the Thai Gulf? Check out this list of the most beautiful Vietnam islands to uncover the paradisiacal tropics of spots like Phu Quoc, Nam Du and beyond. Enjoy…

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIETNAM  ISLANDS

10 of the Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

We all know about the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay, and we've all pined for the flowing hillsides of Sa Pa. The frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City and the buzzing bazaars of Hanoi are well-trodden by travellers of all shapes and sizes, and Nha Trang's got popular beaches and waterparks aplenty. But where are the more unusual places to visit in Vietnam; the spots you might not have heard of or seen on the Travel Channel?

10 of the Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

6 differences between Vietnam & Thailand

If you’re thinking about making a beeline for the Far East this year but can’t decide between the legendary Land of Smiles or more far­flung Vietnam, then be sure to check out this list of six major differences between the two countries. (Of course, there’s always also the option of doing both in one fell swoop, and LBW even offer a Best of Both Worlds itinerary for those who really can’t choose!)

6 differences between Vietnam & Thailand

6 seaside spots in Vietnam to chill with a beer

From the windsurfer mecca of Mui Ne to the laid­back enclave of Ninh Chu, the warm sands of Francophone Hoi An to the paradisiacal beaches of Phu Quoc island in the south, this list of Vietnam’s top seaside spots for chilling with a beer is sure to get you pining for a jaunt to the Far East. Enjoy...

6 seaside spots in Vietnam to chill with a beer