Archive for the "Vietnam" category

Vietnam and Cambodia Women-only Tour Nearly Full!

by Beth Whitman (August 30th, 2013)

If you’ve been considering whether or not to join the Vietnam and Cambodia Women-only tour in March, you should know that the tour is nearly sold out! I know, it’s early, but you gotta make a decision soon if you’re thinking of joining this one. Here are just some of the highlights for this tour: […]

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New WanderTours ~ South India and Vietnam & Cambodia

by Beth Whitman (May 28th, 2013)

Missed the news? We recently announced a couple of new tours for 2014! The South India Women-only Cultural Tour begins in Chennai and continues southward through Tamil Nadu, where you’ll visit some of the most fantastical temples in the country.  From there, you’ll travel through the south’s gorgeous countryside, visiting tea and spice plantations and […]

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Cargo Bikes in Vietnam ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (January 11th, 2013)

Vietnam has a motorbike problem. There are simply too many of them (a 2010 report suggests there are 25 million registered bikes). They’re a source for pollution in Saigon and Hanoi and the cause of more than 15,000 deaths/year due to lax traffic and helmet laws (oh, and really bad drivers). Still, it’s completely fascinating […]

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Vietnam Buddhism – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (February 3rd, 2012)

I was thinking about what aspect of Vietnam I love most. After having traveled there 8 times, I wouldn’t exactly call myself an “expert,” but I’ve become familiar with many aspects of the country – to the degree that I have such close friends there that I consider them my Vietnamese family. One of the […]

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Book a Tour in April – Save $150!

by Beth Whitman (April 7th, 2011)

My tax refund to YOU is to put $150 in your travel fund. All you need to do is book an international WanderTour in the month of April, and you’ll save $150 bucks! Such a deal! Here’s a roundup of the 2011 tours: Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Singsing Cultural Tour Dates: August 5 – […]

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Free Webinar – Vietnam Transformation Tour with Ainslie MacLeod

by Beth Whitman (March 27th, 2011)

I have the unique opportunity to be working with the author of The Transformation and The Instruction, Ainslie MacLeod. Together, we have put together the Transformation Tour to Vietnam from September 14 – 24, 2011! Ainslie, a Seattle-area resident, is a world-renowned psychic. He has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Mehmet Oz has said […]

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Why Vietnam Should be on YOUR List

by Beth Whitman (October 11th, 2010)

The range of responses that I get when I tell people that I’ve been to Vietnam 8 times is wide. Many people are jealous and state that they’ve dreamed about traveling to Southeast Asia. Others have a perplexed look on their face and tell me they would never go there (usually, and this is an […]

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Hanoi’s Old Quarter: Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (September 30th, 2010)

In Vietnam, as in many developing countries, real life takes place on the sidewalks. Communities and families come together here. They share their meals. They drink coffee. They down beer. And they get their hair done. I loved these gals standing around, gossiping, and beautifying themselves with not one shred of self-consciousness. I’ve always loved […]

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Photo of the Day: Vietnam Hats – Not Just Conicals

by Beth Whitman (July 9th, 2010)

When I first began traveling to Vietnam in the early 90’s, no one on a motorbike wore a helmet. They couldn’t afford it. And there were a lot of injuries as a result. Sometime in the mid-90’s a law went into affect that motorbike riders had to wear a helmet. Though this isn’t exactly followed […]

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Saigon: She’s Come a Long Way Baby

by Beth Whitman (March 19th, 2010)

The energy is palpable. The pace frenetic. Forget New York, I’d argue that Saigon is now the city that never sleeps. In my nearly 20 years of traveling here, I’ve seen it go from quaint and quiet to a city that rivals any major metropolis for its bright lights and nightlife. Tall buildings started cropping up maybe […]

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