As the lunar calendar turns, I realize that what really matters in my life are the relationships that I create and nurture.
Two old pals reunite for three weeks exploring some of Vietnam’s urban and rural environments — big city to beaches, highlands and history.
A tour of the Cù Chi Tunnels gives insight into how the North Vietnamese Army won its war against the South and its American allies.
John and Calvin, his buddy from America, take in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Cambodia’s colorful capital city.
An Asian-born, American-raised chef blends two very different culinary cultures in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
Assorted advice and observations for first-timers venturing to this Southeast Asian country.
Sharing a link from the East-West News Service, which has just published my story on the ao dai, iconic fashion of Vietnamese women. (Click on the headline below to retrieve the full story.)
The author reflects on his lifelong passion for the sport of baseball, largely unknown in Southeast Asia, as his favorite team finally has a winning season.
It’s not Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, but the author reflects on the personality of his home turf in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh district.
Even in the same rural precincts where a park promotes elephant conservation, local “sanctuaries” are encouraging visitors to go for rides.
On a brief trip to Bangkok and Pattaya, the author is reminded of many things he loves about Vietnam’s Southeast Asian neighbor.
Cát Bà may be the best destination in northern Vietnam for exploring the unique seascapes of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-acclaimed world heritage site.
Through periods of freedom and suppression, Vietnamese art continues to make an impression as it reveals culture and history to a curious world.
Vietnam’s capital city serves up history and religion on a walk past West Lake to the Ba Dinh district.
Three institutions in the nation’s capital offer carefully sculpted perspectives on the history of Vietnam.
The heart and soul of Hanoi city is Hoàn Kiếm, the “Lake of the Restored Sword.” Stories of its divine nature go back many centuries.
Vietnam’s earliest urban neighborhood reveals some of its secrets to those willing to search … and ask questions.
From a Zen tribute to tombs of ancient emperors, the countryside beyond Huế shares its memories well.
Surrounded by moats and thick walls, the 19th-century home of Vietnam’s final emperors is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.