Category: Vietnam

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

6 memorable meals from our pre-COVID-19 vegan travel adventures

The global lockdown and COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to postpone travel plans whilst life as we once knew it is still on pause. As self confessed foodies we have missed the culinary opportunities that our vegan travel adventures presented. We certainly haven’t gone hungry as we have been creating in our own kitchen […]

Travel inspiration: The best of Vietnam

Travel inspiration: The best of Vietnam

Vietnam is a country bursting with flavours of more than one sort. Beautiful architecture meets crumbling ancient structures, picturesque rice terraces flow through the valley like rolling waves and the cities radiate a chaotic yet captivating atmosphere. Vietnam provides travellers with stunning countryside, unassuming beaches and a delightful assortment of food. So if you like […]

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

2020 will be remembered as the year when travel was put on hold whilst we collectively battled with the pandemic that has changed the world. There are times when we will have questioned our mortality and times when we seriously questioned whether life as we once knew it will ever return. As the middle of […]

Cruise the Magnificent Mekong with new ship Viking Saigon℠

Cruise the Magnificent Mekong with new ship Viking Saigon℠

Viking is launching a new ship next Summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under construction, the 80-guest Viking Saigon℠ is scheduled to debut for the 30 August 2021 cruisetour departure; the river cruise portion of the itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. “For many of […]

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

Part of being an adventurous traveler is getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and embracing the fact that you may not find the foods or creature comforts that you are used to. It’s hard to be completely immersed in a new culture without sampling the cuisine, and in Vietnam, you’ll want to […]

Luxury island resorts perfect for a post-COVID-19 retreat

Luxury island resorts perfect for a post-COVID-19 retreat

We are all living throughout these strange times where nothing is the same. It is a unique period during which we all need to take a step back from our busy lives and do everything we can to stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane. For the vast majority this means staying at home, so […]

Vegan travel in Vietnam

Vegan travel in Vietnam

Vietnam is a remarkable country offering intrepid travellers nature, history, countryside, beaches and some wonderful vegan food if you know where to look. There is a very good understanding of vegetarian and vegan food in Vietnam due to many of the Buddhist population choosing to eat plant based food on auspicious days in line with […]

Photo of the week: Salt Harvesting, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Salt harvesting, Hon Khoi Salt Fields, Vietnam

Every year Hon Khoi Salt Fields produces around 737,000 tons of salt. Or perhaps we should say, Hon Khoi Salt Fields yields 737,000 tons of salt. For it’s actually the hard-working, mostly middle-aged women who toil on said fields from 4am to 9am every morning, January to June, who are responsible for production. Interestingly, while […]

Celebrating 2019 - 'The Year of The Vegan' - in luxury and style...

Celebrating 2019 – ‘The Year of The Vegan’ – in luxury and style…

Since The Economist published a short article in late 2018 entitled ‘The Year of The Vegan’, predicting that “2019 will be the year veganism goes mainstream” many have coined this phrase, whilst many others have chosen the lifestyle. Writing “Where millennials lead, businesses will follow” they could not have been closer to the truth with […]

Photo of the Week: Dray Nur Waterfall, Vietnam

Photograph of the week: Thác Dray Nur Waterfall, Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful E De girl and her boyfriend who loved to wile away their hours, staring into one another’s eyes as they gazed upon a waterfall near their village. One day, as they were sitting upon a big rock doing just that, a monster appeared in a column of […]

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

There is something about staying in a place which is riddled with a very rich past. It feels like you are writing a page in a history book, but with all the modern trimmings one enjoys in the 21st century. Some of these historical hotels however are taking it to another level. Let me take […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in Vietnam

Top 10 luxury hotels in Vietnam

It is amazing how things can change in half a century. After World War II, decades of war, political upheaval, and social conflict were all anyone thought of when you mentioned any of the countries in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam. But here we are, in the twenty-first century, and Vietnam has made leaps and bounds […]

5 spas worth getting on an airplane to visit

5 spas worth getting on an airplane to visit

Sure, there are some amazing spas out there, but are they actually worth getting on a plane to visit? Here are a few which actually ARE worth getting on a long airplane ride to experience first-hand. 1. Dorado Beach​, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado, Puerto Rico, US ​The exquisite spa at Dorado Beach rests on 5 […]

Vegan food at Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Southeast Asia

Vegan food at Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Southeast Asia

Our eternal vegan travel travel adventure has taken us to many glorious destinations and long may this continue. As much as we love checking into a luxury hotel and resort, our true raison d’être is to find, eat and write about the best vegan food in the world. One brand that seems to deliver delicious […]

These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

Luxury hotels around the world are increasingly expensive. Over the years, the average price of a room increased around seven percent during the past five years. But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not always bad news: some destinations saw significant declines in room rates, even in luxury hotels. Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur not only […]