Want a summer getaway? Why not SE Asia!?

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Travelers are sometimes hesitant to book a trip to Southeast Asia between April and September, as it is monsoon/rainy season. It is believed that the rain might spoil the holiday. Not so! For those seeking travel without the crowds the ' green season ', as some locals call it, is the time when many SE Asia destinations are at their best.  We h...
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Journal About Your Travel for Richer Memories

Journal About Your Travel for Richer Memories
Our guest blogger is Dave Fox, author of several books on travel writing and an experienced travel guide. Wildland Adventures is thrilled to be working with Dave Fox on an upcoming hosted tour Vietnam: Travel Writing with Dave Fox. The journey will begin in the south in Ho Chi Minh City. You'll spend a few days getting a taste of rural Vietnamese life in the Mekong Delta before flying to Hanoi in the north. The trip will conclude with two days cruising on a private junk boat through Halong Bay. Of course, Dave will infuse the journey with his writing expertise, deep knowledge of Vietnam and witty humor. For more details on the trip, email our Vietnam Program Director or call (800)345-4453.  Our vacations are often short, yet we invest a lot of time and money into making them happen. Why? Because a two-week vacation lasts a lot longer than...
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New Signature Trip to Vietnam!

New Signature Trip to Vietnam!
If you always travel with a blank journal with dreams of filling it up (but maybe never do), then we have a special trip for you! We are excited to announce a new signature tour, Vietnam: Travel Writing with Dave Fox. Dave is a travel writer , writing coach, and Saigon resident who will be leading the tour along with some of our favorite Vietnamese local guides this March 6-17, 2017.   On this 12-day adventure, you’ll not only explore Vietnam but learn to write terrific travel tales of your own. Visit eye-popping cities and serene Mekong villages, and relax on a two-night cruise through iconic Halong Bay. Highlights include interviews with a retired war veteran, a cooking class in the Mekong delta, blending in with the locals in Ho Chi Minh City on a motorcycle ride through the bustling streets, and a candlelit dinner in one of Halong Bay’s...
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Want to Try Vietnamese Noodles with Obama and Bourdain?

Want to Try Vietnamese Noodles with Obama and Bourdain?
To be honest, we can't actually organize dinner with President Obama and food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain but we have long been sending our travelers to Bun Cha, the very joint they chose for their $6 lunch rendezvous on May 23.    Our Vietnam itineraries allow you to dive into Hanoi’s diverse neighborhoods, sample new foods, and experience life like a local. Start the day at Hoan Kiem Lake, where groups of people can be found practicing tai chi and aerobics in the early morning – you’re free to join in if you like! Explore Ngoc Son Temple, situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, before walking to a charming traditional coffee shop to sample a Vietnamese classic: Cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee). If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the local delicacy known as “egg coffee,” a fusion of egg yolk, sugar, condensed milk, and coffee. After coffee, stop in at a...
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A taste of Vietnam: Banh Mi recipe

A taste of Vietnam: Banh Mi recipe
In Southeast Asia you can discover a vast and diverse landscape trodden with centuries-old migration and trading routes connecting ancient sites of once classical kingdoms. The shared borders and easy connections between countries present the modern traveler with a unique blend of cultures and languages in a dynamic region constantly adapting and blending traditions. It is a crossroads of influence with deep connections beyond its formerly leonine neighbors of China and India, to the wider world integrating new ideas and institutions within existing traditions. Perhaps the most discernable and delicious example I have from my travels there is the cuisine. Banh mi was a staple for me in Vietnam. You might be wondering what banh mi is and fearing the worst. No, it’s not an insect nor is it some sort of pickled appendage. Rather it’s a French baguette stuffed with pate, chicken or pork, pickled carrot, daikon (radish), cucumber and cilantro, topped...
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