The Best Time to Visit Vietnam (and Where to go by Season)

the best time to visit vietnam

It’s always high season somewhere in Vietnam! This is the best time to visit Vietnam, depending on the region and what type of experience you’re looking for. Vietnam is split up into three different regions, each with their own climate and optimal time of the year to visit.  There’s no doubt that Vietnam has breathtaking […]

2017, A Year to Myself

2017, A Year to Myself | The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

Looking Back on 8.5 Months in Asia

Wat Phu, Pakse - Laos Travel

“‘Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change […]

6 Things to do in Phú Quốc, Vietnam

6 Things to do in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Note: this post contains affiliate links Explore the stunning tropical Vietnam island Phú Quốc – a side of Vietnam that most people don’t see. Soak in the sun and enjoy these 6 things to do in Phú Quốc. When you think of Vietnam, you probably think of moody landscapes, thick jungles, and the hectic nature […]

Mekong Delta Tour: A Day of Agritourism in Vietnam

Mekong Delta tour with Intrepid Urban Adventures - Vietnam Travel

One of the most interesting things you can do near Ho Chi Minh City is a Mekong Delta Tour. This was my experience learning about agritourism in Vietnam. Kelsey and I quickly made our way to the Saigon Opera House, a short walk from where we were staying, and where we would be meeting our […]

A Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike with XO Tours

A Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike with XO Tours

Discover the food scene and nightlife of Saigon on a Saigon food tour guided by XO Tours, Vietnam. Note: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and tips. You can feel the vibrancy as soon as you touch […]

Travel Misconceptions: Vietnam

Travel Misconceptions - Vietnam | Asia

One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down travel misconceptions or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where […]

Food to Try From Around the World

Foods To Try From Around the World

I know, there have been a lot of food posts on here recently! In any case, I promise I’ll be changing up my posts a bit more after this one, but I did want to share with you all a touch of international food culture with the help of a few friends in the blogging […]

Travel budgeting for Vietnam

Travel Budgeting for Vietnam - Southeast Asia

My last installation for Southeast Asia budgeting: Vietnam! Note: All prices are in US dollars, and I rounded when necessary to keep things nice and easy.  The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong, and the conversion rate comes to about $1US = 21,150 Dong Time spent = 14 nights, 15 days Accommodation = $64 (averaged around […]