Four Seasons Resort Hoi An and the Cult of Well-being

With the end of the pandemic coming into sight, travel in 2021 is going to be all about getting back to Nature, touchless tech, health and wellness, and smaller footprints and bigger hearts, all while maintaining a comfortable distance from fellow guests. If there ever was a property tailor-made for the pandemic world and beyond, … Read more

Dressed to Impress in Hoi An

Hoi An is arguably Vietnam’s most photogenic town, with its artfully peeling ochre-colored walls, colorful silk lanterns, and centuries of history starting out as a bustling seaport on the Silk Maritime Route. As if that weren’t enough for epic photos, in summer 2020, friends Leo and Van opened up Viet Phuc, a costume rental shop … Read more

Repast Hoi An

Uncovering Hoi An’s fascinating history through food While Hoi An is firmly on the tourist map for a lot of things—a ridiculously photogenic Old Quarter replete with colorful Insta-ready lanterns and artfully faded walls, an absurd number of tailor shops churning out designer-inspired garments in a day, and a unique mix of architectural influences that recall its history as a bustling medieval port town—what … Read more

The Champa Kingdom

Cham-inspired travel combining culture and comfort Known as intrepid seafarers, the Champa Kingdom developed international trade routes that allowed them to accumulate wealth and political power as well as forge ties with other regional kingdoms and with South Asia and China. Together with the Khmer and Dai Viet kingdoms, a maritime route starting from Thang Long, near the Red River in Vietnam’s north, spread … Read more

Hoi An on a Plate

Spice Viet Restaurant serves up lighter, fresher fare One of the joys of Hoi An is uncovering its surprisingly robust culinary scene. While part of the foodie experience is wandering down alleyways in search of a single-dish food stand that may or may not be open or even uncovering your own hole-in-the-wall find, sometimes you just want to enjoy it all with minimum … Read more

Feel the City

For her next exhibition, artist Bridget March is taking a completely new direction Well-known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings of landscapes, architecture and artifacts of Vietnam and for her illustrated books on Sapa, Hoi An and Saigon, Bridget has taken an abstract approach to describing the Spirit of Hoi An in a series of new watercolor and acrylic paintings that are sparkling with … Read more

Cat Lives Matter

A refuge for stray and abandoned cats in Hoi An Since 2012, UK National and Hoi An Animal Welfare advocate Emma Bolton Nguyen has worked to create a better world for the city’s cats both through the animal shelter she operates alongside her husband and through educational work with local residents. Emma said one of … Read more