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We recently did a family photo shoot in Saigon with Michelle Seltzer of Green Gate Photography. I loved the newborn photos Michelle did for us when Arianne was born here in Vietnam, but that was three years ago! I thought the photos of our last year in Vietnam would be a nice momento for, Read More

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In January 2015, I had the chance to visit some temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat The largest temple complex and one of the “top three” for tourists, Angkor Wat was worth visiting but crowded. Tweet

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I’ve visited Hoi An in Central Vietnam three times since I moved here in 2012. It’s always a wonderful place to visit, and I’m already planning my next trip back! Here are some photos taken during our Grade 11 Field Trip and scavenger hunt around Hoi An. Tweet

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Lang Co Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Vietnam. It’s just a quick trip from Danang or Hoi An. Here are some photos from a November 2015 trip to Lang Co with students. Most were taken shortly after sunrise. To read about getting to Lang Co from Saigon, check out Saigon Getaway:, Read More

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Selection of photos from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Read about my quick getaway to Chiang Mai here. Tweet

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the victory of the North Vietnamese army. The holiday is also called Victory Day or Liberty Day, however some Vietnamese refer to it as Black April and consider it a day of mourning. The 40-year celebration in Ho Chi Minh City was open, Read More

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One of my favorite things to do during Tet is to visit the Spring Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park in central Ho Chi Minh City. This is the third year we’ve stayed in town during Tet. I actually really like it because the weather is cool, the city is less busy, and the, Read More

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Today our school celebrated the lunar new year. As this is our third Tet in Vietnam, it’s become a fun tradition for Gabriel to dress up in traditional Vietnamese clothes. He outgrew his bright blue ao dai that he had for his first Tet, so I got him a new one in dark blue, Read More

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Photos from our 3-night stay at Ubad Retreat in Ubud Tweet