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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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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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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.
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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.

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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.
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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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!
The Best Debit Card to Use Abroad
Think all debit cards are the same when it comes to international travel? Heck no. Here's my road-tested take on the very best debit card to use abroad, and what makes it the very best.
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.
VPN Travel
7 Ways a VPN Will Transform Your Travel Life
Whether traveling across the globe or across the street, having a rock-solid VPN will make your online life more secure and virtually limitless, anywhere. Here's how.

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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

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.
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.

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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