To Vietnam With Love received second place in the travel guidebook category for the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

To Vietnam With Love

A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur

Edited & with contributions by Kim Fay
Photographs by Julie Fay Ashborn

Borne from the Southeast Asian guidebook that The International Herald Tribune’s Thai Day hailed as a "guide with depth and color that most of [its] competitors lack," To Vietnam With Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur launches the To Asia With Love series. This beautiful, full-color guidebook features a collection of personal essays by savvy expatriates, seasoned travelers, and inspired locals. Each reflection on a favorite dining, shopping, sightseeing, or cultural experience is paired with a practical fact file, so that readers can follow in the writers footsteps. From staying overnight with a local hill tribe and climbing Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, to touring historic French villas and getting involved with local charities, every recommendation captures a distinctive aspect of the country.

Kim Fay
Pacific Northwest native Kim Fay first traveled to Southeast Asia in 1991. She spent four years living in Vietnam and has traveled back frequently, writing about the region. As an expert on travel literature and Vietnam, she has been a guest speaker on NPR and has written for numerous publications, including Travel + Leisure. She is the creator and series editor of the To Asia With Love guidebooks. She lives in Los Angeles.

Julie Fay Ashborn
Julie Fay Ashborn’s travels through Southeast Asia inspired her photography in To Asia With Love, To Vietnam With Love, and The Little Saigon Cookbook. She was raised in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Clive, daughter Charlie, and son Oliver.

2008, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 304 pages; paperback; color & b/w images
ISBN-10: 1-934159-04-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-934159-04-0

One of the strongest points of the [To Asia With Love] series, which now encompasses a variety of Asian nations, is the wealth of different writing styles and perspectives. Gone is the omniscient guidebook voice that is out of tune with the globalized times. ... This is a must-read and a keepsake for repeat visitors, expats, and Vietnamophiles.
— Traversing the Orient