Mid-Autumn Retreat

Make memories at Vietnam’s historic ancient gem The mid-autumn festival is just a month away; where families come together to celebrate the full moon and the period of the wet rice cultivation. During this time, families gather around the table to enjoy mooncakes and oolong tea under the sparkle of the lunar full moon. However,

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More Than A City

Stylish design, eye-popping architecture, a Mediterranean climate, and one of the most dynamic culinary scenes in the world are just a few of the many reasons to visit Barcelona Many artistic geniuses, such as painter Pablo Picasso and architect Antoni Gaudí, have drawn their inspiration and creativity from the pastel hues that radiate from the

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Island Gem

From prison island to paradise island, Con Dao’s unspoiled terrain makes it one of the world’s top destinations “Con Dao is an island of heroes, a great historical monument… It will be the property of the people and an invaluable asset for many generations,” declared General Secretary Le Duan on visiting the island in 1976.

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North by North Shore

Idyllic adventures of a castaway on Phu Quoc’s north shore I am what is known as a late adopter. (Fine. It’s not strictly one of the technology cycles but much preferable to being called a “laggard.“) I didn’t climb aboard the iPhone bandwagon as much as I was chloroformed-into-a-moving-van onto it by a friend who

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“Be” and “Sea”

Perfection at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort  It’s a month into the school year when suddenly a new kid shows up in class, a pretty boy with effortlessly cool hair and stylish but not too flashy digs. Pretty soon, he’s everyone’s best friend, including yours, equally loved by the preps, the jocks, and the nerds. With a soft opening in

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A Weekend In Boston

48 hours in Beantown is ample time to fall in love with Massachusetts’ capital city It’s rare that Seth and I get to go somewhere when it’s just the two of us and we have no agenda. Our Boston weekend was a treat for that reason alone, in addition to the fact that we made our base right in the heart of the

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A Better Way to see Halong Bay

There’s something undeniably magical about Halong Bay. Despite the sometimes off-putting news of trash in the water, long lines of boats doing exactly the same itinerary, and new rules seemingly enacted at whim suddenly closing off the top decks of boats and governing where you can and cannot swim (currently there’s just one approved swimming spot in all of Halong Bay, on Titov Island), many

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Starstruck on Phu Quoc

The perfect summer getaway at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc Phu Quoc has recently popped up on the travel world’s radar as Vietnam’s next up-and-coming beach destination, with a handful of international chains making their belated appearance. But as the Grand Dame of Phu Quoc, the first 5-star international hotel to open on the island, La Veranda Resort MGallery by Sofitel has a thing

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Nature’s Wonderland

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos archipelago When I first arrived in the Galápagos Islands, my initial thought was, “Have I landed on Mars…?” This reaction may have owed to a very early morning flight and a slow awakening; nonetheless, as I stepped out onto the hot tarmac at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island I

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A Distinctive Experience

…on the SASCO “Amazing Rail Tour” Travelling on a train always gives visitors a distinctive and unique experience. With Amazing Rail Tour, travelers will have a fascinating journey exploring Central Vietnam, where Vietnam’s cultural traditions still endures. Hop-on/hop-off is a flexible way to travel without a fixed schedule, allowing tourists to visit many sites within a day. In Vietnam, this concept is

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