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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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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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Vietnam E-Visa: How to Apply Online
Our complete guide for getting the cheapest, no-hassle Vietnam E-Visa, with step-by-step instructions for completing the e-visa application form online.

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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.
Laos Life: 3-20 June 2019
A recap of our daily life adventures in Laos for the month of June.
Mekong Zone & Bo Ice Factory Walk
Enjoying a break in the extreme heat and frequent rain with a lazy evening on the river and walking our last unexplored stretch of Mekong in Vientiane.
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Exploring the Best of Suzhou Water Town
From the evocative cobblestone-lined canals of Old Town to the stunning, world-famous classical gardens, Suzhou has a multitude of attractions waiting to be explored — all just a short trip from Shanghai.
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10 Family Travel Mistakes to Avoid this Summer
Are you sabotaging your family vacation with these common travel mistakes? We share easy tips for avoiding routine pitfalls when traveling with kids.

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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.
Hiking Phou Phanang
This day hike in a National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area might be as close as it gets to a true Vientiane-area hike.
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Vietnam E-Visa: How to Apply Online
Our complete guide for getting the cheapest, no-hassle Vietnam E-Visa, with step-by-step instructions for completing the e-visa application form online.
South Africa Budget & Trip Report
Our itinerary, lodging info and budget from our road trip through South Africa from September 2-30, 2014.
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Lime Caye, Belize: Complete Visitor Guide
Essential information for an unforgettable visit to stunning and off-the-beaten-path Lime Caye—at the southern tip of the Belize Barrier Reef.
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!

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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.
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.

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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.

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