Paddling through the Mekong Delta. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

4-Day Itinerary: The Mekong Delta via Ho Chi Minh City

Down in the far reaches of the south, the Mekong Delta is a more authentic, off-the-beaten-track part of Vietnam. Bookend a trip to Ho Chi Minh City with a long weekend in the delta. It’s an easy bus ride from there to Vinh Long, one of the delta’s northern towns.

Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City.

On the Waterfront: A Long Summer Weekend in New York City

With its cooling winds and summery atmosphere, the New York Harbor can be a great place to relax in the summer, as well as a good jumping-off point for sightseeing. If you’ve got a long weekend and a wide-brimmed hat, take to the water to experience a unique side of NYC.