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Hong Kong Big Buddha
We made our way to Lantau to cast our eyes on one of the biggest Buddhas in the world. Like the meaning of a deceptively simple parable, Big Buddha remained just out of sight until the very last moment.
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise: Doing It On the Cheap
The Istanbul Bosphorus cruise was a surprise highlight of our Turkey visit. Here's what you need to know for taking the cheaper Sehir Hatlari Bosphorus cruise public ferry.
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Vietnam E-Visa: How to Apply Online
Our complete guide for getting the cheapest, no-hassle Vietnam E-Visa, with step-by-step instructions for completing the e-visa application form online.

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Mekong Zone & Bo Ice Factory Walk
Enjoying a break in the extreme heat and frequent rain with a lazy evening on the river and walking our last unexplored stretch of Mekong in Vientiane.
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Exploring the Best of Suzhou Water Town
From the evocative cobblestone-lined canals of Old Town to the stunning, world-famous classical gardens, Suzhou has a multitude of attractions waiting to be explored — all just a short trip from Shanghai.
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10 Family Travel Mistakes to Avoid this Summer
Are you sabotaging your family vacation with these common travel mistakes? We share easy tips for avoiding routine pitfalls when traveling with kids.
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Malaria & Travel: Malarone Costs & Money-Saving Tips
Our Quick Guide on malaria prevention while traveling, antimalarial comparison, cost of Malarone vs. Larium, and how to save big on both!
Laos Life: May 2019
Jazz, rainstorms, sweltering heat, tuk tuks, more new eateries, a whole lot of hoofin' it, staying local, and a crawler on our hands defined our third May living in Vientiane.
Return of the Daddy Days
With Riley off to nursery school, I suddenly have extra time to spend with Noe. So, what do the two of us do in Laos' laid-back capital? Find out!

Travel Guides, Tips + Hacks

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Visiting Istanbul’s Ancient Walls of Constantinople
Exploring Istanbul's ancient city walls (of Constantinople) is an unforgettable urban adventure. Learn how to visit the city's 1,600-year-old ramparts.
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Crazy Train: Hanoi Train Street
Our top tips and trip report for visiting this one-of-a-kind, must-see place on your own, including a detailed map and considerations for experiencing Hanoi Train Street with young children.
Luang Prabang: The Tamarind Café
How do you follow a memorable day in Luang Prabang, Laos? With an unforgettable dinner experience.
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.
Buddha Park: How to Visit Vientiane’s Spirit City
Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) might just be the funkiest sculpture park you've never visited. Find out why and how to get there from central Vientiane.
South Africa Budget & Trip Report
Our itinerary, lodging info and budget from our road trip through South Africa from September 2-30, 2014.

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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.
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.
Izamal, Mexico
Charming, Evocative, and Wonderfully Walkable, Izamal, Mexico is a worthy stop off the well trodden Yucatan tourist trail.

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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