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Hiking Wealth Coffee Nature Trails
Who says there aren't any hiking trails around Vientiane? Today, we're exploring a little-known corner of the area, with a unique coffee shop and miles of semi-shaded nature trails.
Daily Life, 11-18 January
Settling into our new digs, slowly getting provisioned, and soaking up the near-perfect weather that is Vientiane in January.
We’re Back!
After reconnecting with family and friends (and disconnecting from the online world) for the past five months, we're back! — in Laos, and back on AwayGoWe!
Riley’s Introduction to ITECC
By our second full day together, I could tell Riley was getting restless. Only one solution to that in Vientiane. A trip to ITECC! Only problem is it's no longer
Breaking-in Baby (Pt.3): Homecoming
The third and final installment of our journey back to Laos as a family of four, after five months away in the U.S. on maternity leave.
Breaking-in Baby (Pt.2): Trans-Pacific Air Adventures with Two
15 hours over the Pacific with a toddler and an infant. This is going to be interesting...

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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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 in tow—make that two this fall.

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.