Vietnam is heaven for bargain hunters, but tiny tots won’t enjoy the shopping in Hanoi and historical sites the country is famous for. So what are families to do? As it turns out, there’s plenty for the entire brood to see and do in this budget Asian destination. The secret to traveling with children is […]

Travelers to Vietnam can eat like kings on shoestring budgets thanks to the popularity of what’s called “street food.” Every day vendors at Vietnam’s markets and roadside stalls serve up tasty Asian dishes that cost less than you’d expect. You’ll find street food in all of Vietnam’s major centers, from Nha Trang’s fish markets to […]

Most of us love to start the day with a stiff cup of joe. But while you’re vacationing in Vietnam, why not be a bit more adventurous and bypass the espresso for a cup of weasel coffee? It’s best to get this out of the way first; yes, this Vietnamese delicacy does have something to […]

During a busy day sightseeing in Asia, lunch often tends to be an afterthought. Too many of us resort to Western-style junk food and overpriced meals at tourist attractions. They’re not just costly; they’re also unsatisfying. A much better option is to eat like the locals do and enjoy some of the Eastern continent’s best […]

Tipping is a way of life for anyone living in North America or Europe. But in Asia the practice is less common, and the etiquette surrounding it can cause confusion. This guide will tell you what gratuities are expected in Asia’s major tourist centers. Tipping is most common in Thailand, where it is expected in […]

We all know that counterfeit goods are bad, but those affordable handbag copies and super-cheap pirated DVDs hawked in Asian marketplaces are mighty tempting. While we’d never encourage loading up your suitcase with these faux products, if you can’t help yourself we suggest frequenting the following cheap and cheerful shopping centers. Thailand is the king […]

A tailored suit is one of life’s luxuries that those of us on a budget can rarely experience. But if you’re planning a trip to Asia, there’s no better time to indulge. Tailors in cities around the continent can create fully lined suits in your choice of fabric for a fraction of the price you’ll […]

Sheraton hotels and resorts around Asia are amongst the first in the world to experience the chain’s latest spa concept, Shine for Sheraton. The retreats are designed to feel upscale and luxurious, yet more approachable and accessible than your average day spa. The spas come hot on the heels of Sheraton’s reported $6 billion spend […]

Vietnam is a country of extremes, with bustling cities and quiet rural villages. Somewhere in the middle you’ll find Hoi An, a small city on Vietnam’s south central coast which enjoys the best of both worlds. Hoi An is the place to come if you want to experience cosmopolitan Vietnam without the traffic or the […]

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city, and the heart of the Asian nation. Its bustling pace can intimidate tourists at first, but with a little know-how the area is much easier to navigate than many Eastern centers. Life moves fast on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, so it’s not advisable for […]