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I’m Dave, and that there with the big smile is Lori. We started AwayGoWe.com in 2010 to chronicle our backpacking and expat adventures as aid workers. 

Today, AwayGoWe has evolved into an essential resource for off-the-beaten-path destinations, adventure travel in less-developed countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and inspiration on living a different kind of lifestyle that prioritizes life experiences and flexibility over things.

Currently based in Laos with two young boys, we’ve expanded AwayGoWe to offer helpful tips on traveling and living overseas in challenging destinations with little ones.

Popular Posts

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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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Halong Bay 3 Day Cruise: What to Expect
What's it like to take a Halong Bay 3 day cruise in Vietnam? Read our experience, with tips on finding the best deal on your own cruise!

Latest Posts

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Istanbul with Kids
Visiting Istanbul with kids? Here are our 15 favorite things to do in Istanbul with kids, geared to active families and adventure seekers.
Laos Life: 24-30 June 2019
Closing out the month of June, here's a look back at the highlights of the final week.
7 Years Hitched
Hard to believe it's been seven years since diving off the deep end together. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess! A quick recap on a perfect anniversary weekend with and without the boys.
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Halong Bay 3 Day Cruise: What to Expect
What's it like to take a Halong Bay 3 day cruise in Vietnam? Read our experience, with tips on finding the best deal on your own cruise!
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How to Get to Vientiane
Wondering how to get to Vientiane? Getting to Laos' laid back capital might seem easy, but there's a few things you should know before planning your trip.
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7 Fascinating Fort Kochi Places to Visit
When it comes to India travel destinations Fort Kochi is hard to top, offering travelers a number of captivating places to visit and things to do in a compact area.

Travel Guides, Tips + Hacks

Hiking Phou Phanang
This 6-mile day hike in Phou Phanang National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area is worth considering if you're itching to get outdoors. Tips, route map, and more.
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Ayutthaya DIY Tour: Fun & Easy Day Trip from Bangkok
An Ayutthaya DIY tour is the best way for independent travelers to visit this ancient UNESCO site. Here's our complete guide for doing it yourself from Bangkok, plus helpful bonus tips for visiting Ayutthaya with young children.
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15 Tech Essentials for Moving to a Developing Country
Moving to a developing country? Wondering what home/office tech gear to pack? Don't forget these for your moving abroad packing checklist.
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15 Awesome Things to Do in Istanbul with Kids
Visiting Istanbul with kids? Here are our 15 favorite things to do in Istanbul with kids, geared to active families and adventure seekers.
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Halong Bay 3 Day Cruise: What to Expect
What's it like to take a Halong Bay 3 day cruise in Vietnam? Read our experience, with tips on finding the best deal on your own cruise!
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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 to Laos.

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