This trip started like so many others; with rounds of “where do you want to go?” followed by searches for cheap tickets and “best beach” google images. We’d had Vietnam in mind as a must see place since we’d been in Thailand and Cambodia in 2003/2004. So many of the travelers we’d met on that trip had been there and sung the praises of it’s food, beaches, architecture, and people.

Since then we got married, bought a house, started new careers, and traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and lots of U.S. spots like New Orleans, Chicago, New York, West Palm Beach, Scottsdale, Houston, Columbus, Dayton, up and down California, and Lorna even went on a veggie-oil fueled van adventure from Oakland to Austin with video camera in-hand.

Life has certainly not been short on adventure, but still, lately we’ve been getting that wanderlust again- the kind that will only be satisfied by buying a plane ticket to a faraway beautiful place in which we know no-one, and figuring out the rest when we get there- from moment to moment.

So, having dilly-dallied enough, we set out on Monday morning to see if we could get visas to Vietnam by the time our vacation started this Thursday evening…and we did. Miraculously, tickets were cheaper last minute than they usually are in advance, and Vietnam was cheaper than just about anywhere, which is not usually the case. There is something so exhilarating about booking a trip on Monday that you’ll take on Thursday, and leaving the rest up to whimsy. Stay tuned…

6 Responses to “And Away We Go…to Vietnam”

Comments (6)
  1. This is so great! Love the name…looking forward to “joining” you on your adventure!

  2. Wow… I usually need a lot more planning before execution. I admire your courage and spontaneity :)

    • Thanks so much Corinne! Odd as it may seem, I think there is something in both of us that thrives on that! ha ha. Some day soon I hope to show up at the airport lightly packed, ask where my voucher can take me, and board that plane. You can bet I’ll be writing about it when I do! :)

  3. Vietnam is one of my favorite places and on my ‘must return’ list, so excited for you both.

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