Here’s a video of Vietnam family travel during a weekend around Hue. I went to Alba Hot Springs Resort and Vedana Lagoon, both of which were awesome Vietnam getaways with kids. Video made with the 1 Second Everyday (1SE) app. Tweet

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Vedana Lagoon is my new favorite Vietnam getaway. After five years of living and traveling in Vietnam with children, I have not found another resort with the level of service, attention to detail, delicious food, gorgeous setting, and well-appointed accommodation. This is the quiet, relaxing, tropical paradise that you see in all the Southeast, Read More

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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 2016, I was so busy learning how to live that I spent very little time blogging! 2016 was less about travel and exploration and more about challenging myself and setting a course for the future. As my kids have gotten older, I’ve gotten relatively less sleep deprived and I’ve started to cherish their, Read More

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I’ve gotten several emails from readers about kid-friendly accommodation in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. This is certainly not an exclusive list, but here are some apartment buildings that offer pools and green space for kids to run around. I’ve either toured these properties as a potential tenant or seen them while visiting, Read More

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In September 2016, my two children and I moved from our lovely garden house off Nguyen Thi Dinh to a two-bedroom apartment at Lexington Residence. Lexington is a Novaland luxury apartment complex located off Mai Chi Tho Highway, on the An Phu side of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s fairly new, Read More

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Ho Tram Beach is my new favorite beach getaway in Vietnam, and for good reasons: it’s uncrowded, has calm spots for young kids, and is only a two-hour drive from the city. I recently went with my kids (ages 2 and 5), and I wish we’d gone earlier! Tweet

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This week I had the opportunity to stay at luxury hotel The Reverie Saigon in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City. It was perfect timing, as I’d been busy with work even during winter break, and I needed a little Saigon Staycation. The Reverie has been open for about a year, with the official, Read More

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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