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36 Reasons Why You Should Visit Laos Now
...as in right now! Long known for its relaxed pace of life and slow pace of development, Laos is poised for BIG changes. Here 36 reasons why you should add Laos to your bucket list today.
A [Slightly] Unorthodox Food & Coffee Tour of Hanoi
7 days eating and caffeinating our way through the historic center of Hanoi and beyond — from Hanoi food essentials to less-covered international surprises.
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Going Native in Hanoi: Our First Airbnb
We leap into the 21st Century with a 7-night stay in an Airbnb in the heart of Hanoi. Just a one-off? Find out!
One Week in Hanoi: Seeing the Sights
7 days soaking up the sights and sounds of the vibrant and historic center of Hanoi — basing ourselves out of a French Quarter flat with the boys.
Next Stop is Viet Nam
This year's Lao New Year break takes us back to Hanoi, Vietnam for a week with the boys. Looking forward to hunkering down and relaxing as much as an infant, toddler, and city of 8 million allows.
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Tip of Borneo: Off-the-Beaten-Path Paradise
Tip of Borneo (Kudat) — rumored home to Borneo's best beaches and sunsets! Here's our experience, with helpful tips and recommendations for an unforgettable visit.

Travel Tips + Hacks

Forget Absentee Ballots. Vote By Email Overseas!
It's easier than ever for U.S. citizens living abroad (as well as Americans traveling overseas) to vote by absentee email ballot. Here's how.
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Going Native in Hanoi: Our First Airbnb
We leap into the 21st Century with a 7-night stay in an Airbnb in the heart of Hanoi. Just a one-off? Find out!
15 Tech Essentials for Moving to a Developing Country
Wondering what tech gear you should pack to a developing country or add to your moving abroad checklist? Here are 15 essential travel-tested gadgets for your next move.
8 Awesome Things to Do with a Baby in Vang Vieng
Wondering what to do in Vang Vieng with a baby (or toddler)? Here are eight fun (and totally realistic) things, from our own experience living in Laos.
Imojev (JE) Vaccine and Breastfeeding
Is it safe for a breastfeeding mother to get the Japanese Encephalitis IMOJEV vaccine? How we suddenly found ourselves asking this question, after-the-fact, and what we learned from the experience.
15 Proven Tips for Baby Road Trip Success
Road trip fun doesn't have to end with an infant in tow! Here are 15 easy screen-free tips for a long or short road trip with a baby, honed from thousands of miles of trial and error.

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Our travel hacks repository, from getting the best price on gear and essentials to helpful tips and tricks for making travel less stressful and more rewarding.

From helpful tips to inspiring stories about traveling anywhere and everywhere, near and far, short-term and long-term, with babies and older kids.

Dispatches from our daily life in Laos, as well as tips and hacks for others living and working overseas, particularly in developing countries.

Featured Destinations

Izamal, Mexico
Charming, Evocative, and Wonderfully Walkable, Izamal, Mexico is a worthy stop off the well trodden Yucatan tourist trail.
Istanbul, Turkey
Heaving with 14 million people and millennia of rich history at every turn, Istanbul may shatter all your hopes of ever landing on a more spellbinding destination.
Luang Prabang, Laos
The charming former Laos capital of Luang Prabang has fiercely guarded its religious traditions for centuries. Yet, the UNESCO town's biggest test may still lie on the horizon.

Welcome to AwayGoWe.com!

I’m Dave. I’m an Oregonian living in Southeast Asia. I travel. I write. I do other fun stuff. And, I do most of it with a kid or two in tow.

Since 2010, my wife, Lori, and I have been sharing our travel stories with the world on AwayGoWe, and more recently, on PlacesApart.com and Dadventurings.com.

In the interest of simplifying our lives further, we recently decided to consolidate our three sites into one—AwayGoWe.

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