Your Guide to Vietnam Adoption Travel and Vietnam Return Homeland Tours
Whether you about to travel to Vietnam for your adoption or returning to Vietnam - the Vietnam Travel section provides valuable travel advice and information. Packing, sightseeing, touring, author interviews, answers to common questions and so much more.
Touring Vietnam - What You Should Know
An introduction to the country, and links to the important sites in northern, central and southern Vietnam.
- Hanoi and Northern Vietnam
- Hue, Da Nang and Central Vietnam
- Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Vietnam
Vietnam Travel Guides - Answers to Your Questions
- Jan Dodd's Essential Vietnam Travel FAQ #1
An authoritative overview on Vietnam travel, Part 1 covers topics such as climate, health and money. By an the author of The Rough Guide to Vietnam. (Jan Dodd)
- Jan Dodd's Essential Vietnam Travel FAQ #2
Second in the series, answers to your questions on traveling in Vietnam, eating, tipping, what to see, how to get around, bargaining, and more. (Jan Dodd)
- Travel Tips for Vietnam
22 must read tips for traveling with a baby in Vietnam. (Lori Fleener)
- Vietnam Adoption Travel FAQ
The Vietnam Adoption Travel FAQ answers your questions about traveling to and within Vietnam (Joyce Liu, Lotus Travel)
Noted Authors Discuss Vietnam and Vietnamese Culture
- Vietnam Travel Advice
Author and scholar Dana Sachs provides advice for traveling to Vietnam, and the way adoption is viewed in Vietnam (Interview Allison Martin).
- Vietnam Now - A Journalist Returns
Award winning journalist David Lamb discusses the surprises he encountered in his return to Vietnam after so many year (Interview Allison Martin).
- A Children's Tale of Two Cultures
Interview with Caroline Hatton, Vietnamese American author. (Interview Allison Martin)
- Enamored with Vietnam
Author Dana Sachs describes her attraction for Vietnam and her favorite Vietnamese places (Interview Allison Martin).
- Pain and Grace, A Journey Through Vietnam
Photojournalist Jim Gensheimer discusses the aftermath of pain of the war and the transformation of the Vietnamese people (Interview Allison Martin).
Advice for Adoption and Homeland Tours in Vietnam
- Traveling with Children in Vietnam
Suggestions for traveling with siblings to Vietnam. (Laurie Kroll)
- Taking Pictures and Movies on Your Adoption and Homeland Tour - What is Important
Pictures you take when you adopt or when returning to Vietnam will bring important memories for years to come. What pictures are important to take? (Allison Martin)
- Advice on Visiting Orphanages in Vietnam
Appropriate gifts and etiquette when you visit an orphanage in Vietnam during your homeland tour. (Joyce Liu, Lotus Travel)
- Taking Great Pictures in Vietnam
Advice on Vietnam travel photography (Quang-Tuan Luong)
Volunteer Trips in Vietnam
- Quyen's Journal - A Vietnamese-American Volunteers to Teach English in Vietnam
The poignant and informative story of a woman's journey to the land of her birth, 27 years later. (Quyen Tran Witthuhn)
- What is the Question?
An adoptive mother volunteers in Vietnam, wondering about her reception as an American. (Mary Ann Novatny)
Adoption Travel Stories
- Vietnam Adoption Journeys
Enjoy these remarkable personal stories about Vietnam adoption trips.
Homeland Trips - Adoptees Revisit Vietnam
- Going Back
An adoptee from the 1997 Babylift revists Vietnam. (Karen Herzog)
- A Search for the Past - A Vietnamese
Adoptee Visits Vietnam
An adoptee of the Babylift shares his thoughts on his journey to Vietnam in search of his past. (Joshua Woerthwein)
- Homeward Bound: Returning to Vietnam
My story in Vietnam began in a small orphanage in the central coastal city of Quy Nhon. (Brad and Julie Davis)
- A Belonging of Looks
An adoptee's emotional journey on a Babylift Anniversary homeland tour to Vietnam. (Julie Hessler)
- Vietnam Homeland Tour Diary
An adoptive mother travels to Vietnam with her daughter on an Homeland Tour for adult Vietnamese adoptees. The insights she gained from this journey are shared in her travel journal. (Vikki Murray)
Shopping in Vietnam
- Shopping in Vietnam
Great shopping ideas on this extensive list for anyone planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Molly Butler)
- Gifts to Bring Home from HCMC, Vietnam
One of the things that was the most overwhelming for me about Vietnam was the amount of things for sale there.(Margaret Weeks)
Packing for your Trip to Vietnam
- Packing for Adoption Travel to Vietnam
Wow! Time to begin final preparations for your trip to Vietnam. But what to bring? Prepare yourself with these articles on packing for Vietnam travel.
For Women Traveling in Vietnam
- Women Traveling in Vietnam
Good news, and a bit of advice, for women traveling to Vietnam (Jan Dodd)
- Traveling Alone to Vietnam - Words of Wisdom
Encouraging advice for women traveling to Vietnam. (Barb Ohland)
Vietnam Travel Health
- Vietnam Travel Health
From medical tips to jet leg, health articles for your travel to and within Vietnam.