I'm not sure how we missed the rain season in Hoi An in November, but we did and we made arrangements to head there after Hanoi and Laos. Our travel dates were 7 November 2013 to 11 or 12 November 2013 (our flight back home leaves Hanoi at 5pm on the 12th).
We initially chose Hoi An because it has a perfect combination of what my wife and I love to do: beach and town with restaurants, shops and watering holes.
Now we are having a really hard time figuring out another place like this to visit in or near Vietnam. Our honeymoon was in Thailand, so we'd rather not go back (even though we loved it). We are looking for some place relaxing, but still with some life and great food. We thought about Phu Quoc, but I think it would be too boring.
It is just going to be the two of us. We are both in our early thirties and love to travel, learn about new places, see the history and the local people, and love to eat local cuisine. Our budget is right around what we were going to spend going to Hoi An, but can be a little more if you have an amazing idea.
Thanks in advance!