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Nathan Lane

About Nathan Lane

Even Peter Pan grows up, and so did Nathan Lane—but not before guiding more than 75 trips for B&R in his own inimitable way. As a Trip Designer, he now crafts the sort of experiences he used to facilitate as a guide. And no, he isn’t that Nathan Lane. (But he loved him in The Producers.)

In Deep: A Brief History of Ostuni, “The White Pearl”

Featuring a walled acropolis and whitewashed buildings that stand as a testament to its Eastern influences, Ostuni is known as La Perla Bianca, “The White Pearl.” more…

In Deep: A Brief History of Lecce, “The Florence of the South”

With stunning baroque architecture, gorgeous views and an abundance of Puglia’s famous wine and olive oil, Lecce is a work of art unto itself. more…

Buddhism in Vietnam: An Education in Enlightenment

The Vietnamese people are among the warmest, friendliest and most gracious we’ve ever encountered. It’s likely not a coincidence that more than half the country practices Buddhism, a religion focused on enlightenment. more…

How I turned the worst traffic jam in Vietnam’s history into a poolside jamboree for 15 travellers

What do you get when you mix the worst traffic jam in Vietnamese history with a van full of 15 travellers? The B&R Difference. more…

In Deep: Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)

Beginning as a small fishing village, Ho Chi Minh city, formerly (and still occasionally) known as Saigon, has grown into the largest city in Vietnam. more…

In Deep: Luang Prabang – What You Need to Know

Encircled by hills and jungle, Luang Prabang served as the religious and royal centre of Laos for roughly 600 years. more…

In Deep: Hue, Vietnam

Once considered its cultural, religious and educational heart, Hué, Vietnam remains a vestige of its country’s former dynastic rule and war-torn past. more…

An Army Underground:
The Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an elaborate underground network from which the Viet Cong launched a formidable offensive, safe from U.S. bombing. more…

In Deep: Hanoi

Having celebrated its millennium anniversary in 2010, it’s probably fair to say that Hanoi’s history could fill a blog post or two (hundred). more…

Angkor Wat and The
Temples of Angkor

Home of the gods and centre of the Hindu universe, five towers protrude from the base of a massive pyramid. This breathtaking temple is Angkor Wat. more…

Morning, Noon or Night: Vietnamese Tea

“Tuu sang, tra trua” itranslates as “Drink wine in the morning and tea at noon.” While some people may skip the wine, nobody passes up Vietnamese tea. more…

Mi Quang: The Holy Grail of Asian Noodle Dishes

Just south of Danang, if you follow the famed China Beach to the small waterway town of Hoi An, you’ll find the holy grail of Asian noodle dishes, mì Quảng. more…

The Trulli of Alberobello

Their origin remains a mystery, though we know one thing for sure: trulli provide Puglia with one of its most recognizable features. more…

Know Before You Go: Vietnam Travel Tips

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with the answers of our regional experts to help you get in deep and up close on a tour of Vietnam. more…

Ha Long Bay: Of Dragons
and Jewels

Long ago, local legend goes, the gods sent a family of dragons to Vietnam to defend the land from Chinese invaders. more…

Immersion Kit: Puglia

During its early history, Puglia, in Italy’s southeast (if Italy is a boot, Puglia is the heel) was highly sought-after. more…

Puglia Cuisine 101

Between fresh groves of olive, almond and citrus and fruits of the sea, Puglia offers healthy and delicious regional specialties. more…


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