Jodi and I traveled to Vietnam and the Philippines last fall. Here's some of what we experienced. Jodi's words, my photos.
It was just before 7am when we hopped in wobbly kayaks and made our way through the islands of Halong Bay, pushing water out of the way and sleep from our minds. A UNESCO Heritage Site, Halong Bay sits east of Hanoi off the coastal town by the same name. Winding through the grottos and islands as the sun fought its way over the misty horizon, we set our own paths as if we were discovering the place for the first time.