Down The Back Alley: 3 Places to Find Contemporary Art in Saigon

The search for contemporary art When you tell people you are going to Ho Chi Minh City, what you hear about most is shopping, shopping, shopping. And it is true that it is a great place to shop. You can get supposedly “legit” North Face gear for a fraction of the price, fake Nikes that Read More …

Why Everyone Should Go to Sapa Vietnam

Stunning mountains, gushing waterfalls, and very  nice people. Who could ask for more? High in the mountains of Northern Vietnam is a town called Sapa. If you take a trip to Vietnam, everyone you meet will tell you to go there. You should listen! Not only is it gorgeous, but just out side of town (in the Read More …

My First Solo Travel Adventure : A Study on Bravery

“Are you alone?” they ask. “Yes,”  you reply. “Wow! You are so brave,” they say, with a genuine, if slightly condescending smile. And you think, am I? I guess I must be. And then always comes the same follow up question: “Why?” This year I took my first extended solo trip. I quit my job, Read More …