Friulia, Italy: A Gastronomic Grand Slam

You may have heard of a little Italian city called Venice.  What you may be less familiar with is the nearby region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  It is either a sad or wonderful thing depending on your perspective that most visitors … Read More

Roadtripping in Oman

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … Read More

The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

Top 5 Hotels in SE Asia

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We’ve just hit a very special milestone here at Wanderrlust – our 100th unique hotel of the trip!  This distinction goes to Tiger Eye Guesthouse in Manali, India.  While Tiger Eye probably isn’t going to blow anyone away, it offers … Read More

The Best of SE Asia

Well, folks – that’s all she wrote for SE Asia at Wanderrlust.  After four months in Vietnam, a month in Laos, two weeks in Cambodia, a month in Thailand, a week and half in Malaysia, a week in Singapore and … Read More

Weekend Getaway: Washington, DC

At some point, we’ve all been asked for advice on visiting our hometowns, from providing tips for acquaintances and colleagues to playing full-on tour guide and host for visiting family and friends.  And, odds are you’ve asked people in your circle … Read More

Reborn in Luang Prabang

It’s been a helluva ride, literally and figuratively, these past couple weeks. As you may have read, we’ve had laptop issues, which became compounded when H’s MacBook screen cracked.  Though still usable, it makes processing photos tough. Then, there’s been the … Read More

When Gadgets Go Wrong in Vietnam

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We are just a week away from the four-month mark in Vietnam.  Half of me wonders where the time went, and the other half feels like we’ve been in Vietnam forever. While I’m not sure one ever feels settled into … Read More

The “Ancient” Imperial City of Huế

This is how I referred to Hue, until I found out that it was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the not-so-ancient Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945 CE).  Oops.  Never hire me as a tour guide.* You might forgive my ignorance if you’ve seen … Read More

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