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Buddha Park: The Hidden Gem of Greater Vientiane
Looking for something a bit different to discover around Vientiane? The mysterious “spirit city” of Xieng Khuan (commonly known as Buddha Park) is quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
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
The Best Debit Card to Use Abroad
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Getting an Infant Passport (and Photo) — What to Know
Do infants need a passport? In most cases, YES! Here's what you need to know — including helpful tips on taking that dreaded passport photo for infant!
A Perfect Martini (Literally)
Despite what you might think, a Perfect Martini isn't James Bond's famous saucer of shaken vodka. No, my friends, a Perfect Martini is something far more intriguing—and, my new favorite
Is Lao Airlines Safe (and Reliable?)
Are you concerned about Lao Airlines safety and reliability? Here's what you need to know to make an informed decision for your next trip (or move) to 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.
Vientiane, Laos
Sleepy and languid by East Asia standards, Vientiane, Laos will surprise you with its diversity of cuisine, quirky sights, friendly locals, and sense of ease.
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.

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