By: Derek Miller, Travel Consultant
Vietnam is country with a rich history. At the beginning of my cruise on the Mekong river with AmaWaterways, I went to the Independence Palace, which serves as one of the many museums that Saigon has to offer. It’s known as Saigon by its people who live there but Ho Chi Minh City by its government.
On the outside of the museum there were relics of old war planes, tanks and large bombs that were used in the war. That was extremely fascinating for me seeing these in real life as opposed to on television or in a movie theater.
As mind-boggling as it seems at first, you’ll be amazed how intimate the world feels once you get to know it. The best way to blaze trails of the unseen is with National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. To enhance your adventure and see the world in a whole new way, our experts highlighted each of the destinations you can travel to with NatGeo Journeys with G Adventures.
The strength of the American dollar this year has made it a particularly favorable time to travel, as the resultant exchange rates have caused prices for travel expenses such as hotels, restaurants, and shopping to drop anywhere from 15% to 50% from where they were last year. This makes for a great opportunity for anyone who wanted a vacation but didn’t think they could afford it to plan one, as well as for others to upgrade their travel plans with a little more affordable luxury. Here are some highlights of the places you might go where you can make the most of your dollar.
Princess Cruises‘ slogan is “Come Back New”– it’s a representation of how a vacation with Princess can be a refreshing, reinvigorating break from day-to-day routine and a chance to re-experience the world with fresh eyes. One of Princess’ more popular destinations is Japan, and no wonder: It’s a country rich in history and culture but almost completely different from American culture. A trip to Japan is a chance to experience a new way of living and to leave your old attachments behind while you immerse yourself in the culture. Find out what kind of tour packages Princess offers to Japan and what those packages highlight.