What blew me away the most about Vietnam was its authenticity. It's a country made for tourists--but not in a forced-fun and gimmicky type of tourism. It appeals to travelers without even trying. The country is easy to navigate, friendly, safe, and breathtaking. It's completely genuine--a well-preserved gem.
Upon planning our first trip to SE Asia, I was a little overwhelmed. Trying to explore a large corner of the world, with a culture that is completely different from my own, and with a myriad of places to see, left my head spinning. My Pinterest travel page filled up rapidly.