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10 Budget Beach Bungalows to Inspire Your Travels
Feelin’ beachy? Here are 10 of our all-time favorite beach bungalow budget stays to inspire your tropical beach travels!
Laos Life: March 2019
From killer smog, to potty training, first weekend away, to 3/4 of the fam getting sick, March had a little something for everyone. Here's a look back at an eventful month here in Vientiane.
Toxic
What's it like to live with the worst air quality in the world? Little did we know, we were about to find out.
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.
20 Fun Day Trips from Vientiane
An expat's handpicked list of worthwhile day trips from Vientiane for visitors or long-term resident. We'll help you get out of the capital and explore this fascinating corner of the world!
Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Walking in the ancient footsteps of the Inca to Machu Picchu was a transformative bucket-list experience that surpassed all expectations. In this series, we detail our four-day Llama Path trek to the sacred Andean citadel.

Travel Tips + Hacks

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.
How to Get Malarone for Cheap!
Helpful tips for how to get cheap Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) in the U.S. (under US$3.00/pill), from a budget-minded traveler's own search for affordable Malaria prevention.
20 Fun Day Trips from Vientiane
An expat's handpicked list of worthwhile day trips from Vientiane for visitors or long-term resident. We'll help you get out of the capital and explore this fascinating corner of the world!
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.
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.
Vientiane DOs & DON’Ts
Some helpful considerations for planning your visit to Vientiane. A couple may surprise you.

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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

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.
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.

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.