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Hong Kong Big Buddha
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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Vietnam E-Visa: How to Apply Online
Our complete guide to the cheapest, no-hassle way to get a Vietnam E-Visa, with step-by-step instructions for completing the e-visa application form online.
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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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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!
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Essential Guide for Riding the Thakhek Loop
Essential information for planning your own epic Laos motorbiking adventure. Why go now, where to rent, what to bring & more!
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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.
Vientiane New House
Now into our sixth month of living in the "new" house in Laos, we thought it might finally be time for a virtual tour.
Mbuyuni Beach Village
Wondering where to stay on the beach on Zanzibar? We were blown away by Mbuyuni Beach Village between Paje and Jambiani villages. Read about our stay including tips on getting here.

Travel Guides, Tips + Hacks

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Vietnam E-Visa: How to Apply Online
Our complete guide to the cheapest, no-hassle way to get a Vietnam E-Visa, with step-by-step instructions for completing the e-visa application form online.
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.
The Best DSLR Camera for Travel?
What is the best DSLR camera for travel? Here's my personal take (and kit details) based on over twenty years of travel shooting with DSLR and SLR cameras.
U.S. Taxes and Living Overseas
It's that time of the year again for U.S. citizens: Tax Time! Didn't know Americans living abroad have to file each year? Neither do countless American expats, it seems. Here's our experience.
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20 Essential Facebook Groups for Vientiane Expats
Vientiane can be a tough nut to crack for newcomers. Here are 20 game-changing English-language Facebook groups to help you get the most out of living in this unique and perplexing city.
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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!

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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

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.
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.

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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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