The Gong Culture of Vietnam’s Central Highlands Hill Tribes

April 18, 2018 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Vietnam

A rugged, mountainous region of spectacular beauty, much of Vietnam’s Central Highlands remains unexplored by outsiders – a world of ethnic tribes ruled by rituals, deities, supernatural spirits and the word of the gong…

Laos Handicraft Festival and New Arts Tour

Every year over 200 Lao artisans travel to Vientiane to exhibit high quality handicrafts at the Laos Handicraft Festival starting this year, 30 October 2016.

Cultural Immersion Among the Red Dao People of North Vietnam

Journey to this off the beaten path place in North Vietnam for cultural immersion among the Red Dao people and their CBT initiatives in handicrafts, making bamboo paper and hosting a village homestay. A great way for travelers to directly contribute to the local population.

Trekking into Traditional Ways of Life

March 31, 2015 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Authentic Experiences, Travel

Travel writer, Meg Sine, blogs about trekking with a guide through the forest and farm fields near Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand to a Karen hill tribe homestay to see traditional ways of life.

Golden Glow of Sapa’s Harvest Season

February 4, 2015 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Authentic Experiences, News, Vietnam

Sapa in North Vietnam is a trekking and photography paradise. The local hill tribe villages and the panorama of emerald green mountains of rice terraces are some of the best things to see in Southeast Asia.