Next up – Vietnam! 🇻🇳

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  June is off to a fantastic start with my clients spanning the globe this month exploring Hawaii, Japan, and Europe (river cruising, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Greek Islands, Croatia, Scotland, France, and many more).  All itineraries have been carefully curated by me, customized to my clients needs and desires, available in an app on their phones – and everyone has top-notch in destination support should they need it (things happen!).  There’s great value to working with a professional travel advisor.

This week, I turn my attention to Vietnam, a magical country in Asia that is worthy of every traveler’s bucket list, including mine.  Given how busy it is in the office, this newsletter is short but has a link to some fantastic content, including videos, to inspire your trip.  

Interest piqued? Read on for scoop…

Vietnam – Fast Facts

Some fast facts about Vietnam:

*Vietnam is a tropical land of friendly people, bustling cities, stunning beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and emerald-hued rainforests.

*Vietnam borders Cambodia, Laos and China and stretches over 1600 km along the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula.

*The country’s two main cultivated areas are the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong Delta in the south. 

*You can take a river cruise on the Mekong which is a lovely way to travel the country.  

*Native wildlife includes elephants, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, black bear, snub-nosed monkey, crocodile and turtle.

*Vietnam’s cuisine is diverse and will satisfy any foodie.

*Vietnam has three separate weather patterns so timing your trip is key.  Countrywide, December and February is the perfect time to visit, when rain is minimal, although the North will be chilly.

*Vietnam is a former french colony that features beautiful temples, historic ports, tropical islands, museums, art, and over 50 hill tribes.  It’s a beautiful, enriching vacation!

More on Vietnam

You can read, watch, and learn more about Vietnam at this link:

Inspired? Reach out to me now to get your questions answered and begin the planning process.

Wishing you amazing travel adventures,


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Did you know that I can arrange a professional photographer (30 minutes or longer shoots) at a convenient time when you’re on your trip?  

The photographer will help you select your locations, and the photos will be an extra-special keepsake from your trip.  Yes, smartphone photography is great these days, but a professional will know the best spots, angle, times of day, and so much more.  

It’s well worth it in terms of your time and money!


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