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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

20 Unforgettable Day Trips from Vientiane
An expat's handpicked list of worthwhile day trips from Vientiane for visitors or long-term resident. We'll help you get out of the capital and explore this fascinating corner of the world!
Why We Use World Nomads
The last thing you want to think about while traveling is what if disaster strikes and how you'll pay for it. Read on to learn why World Nomads is the only travel insurance we use for independent travel.
How to Get Malarone for Cheap!
Helpful tips for how to get cheap Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) in the U.S. (under US$3.00/pill), from a budget-minded traveler's own search for affordable Malaria prevention.
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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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.
Vientiane DOs & DON’Ts
Some helpful considerations for planning your visit to Vientiane. A couple may surprise you.

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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

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.
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.

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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