Yes! We are: 1) still alive and kickin’; 2) in the U.S.; and, 3) still sharing it with you here on AwayGoWe!
We’ve been enjoying a relatively packed schedule of spending time with family and friends and soaking up the gorgeous Pacific Northwest weather (while it lasts!). Between packing up our house in Laos, recuperating from our crazy last couple of weeks in Laos and a trans-Pacific flight, catching up with family and friends, and getting ready for Baby #2, AwayGoWe has somehow slipped through the cracks (imagine that!).
It also doesn’t help matters that, in the last month before Lori’s extended maternity leave, I began the monumental task of migrating AwayGoWe to a new server (and a new platform) and consolidating our three websites into one.
I’ve kept the latter on the down-low as the process will undoubtedly take months. But, after long and serious consideration, I’ve decided it’s best in the long run to focus all my efforts on AwayGoWe, rather than spread my efforts out over three separate online projects. So, in the next several months, Places Apart and Dadventurings will be integrated into one big AwayGoWe.
I’m proud of the fact that both Places Apart and Dadventurings has garnered the attention it has in such a short time. While I’ve enjoyed growing these projects independently, there’s just not enough time in the day to grow all three in the way that I would like to, plus be able to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime stretch of time off with Lori, Noe, and everyone else, as well as soaking up these first months with the newest member of our family, which Noe has taught us goes by faster than we ever imagined.
You may notice that a lot of our archives are missing here (pre 2018), but not to fear! I’m [slowly] getting everything migrated over. What you, our loyal readers, can expect from AwayGoWe moving forward is more dispatches from our travels (overseas and in the U.S.), as well as from our daily expat adventures in Laos (yes, we are returning to Vientiane—but not until January (more on that in later posts).
You’ll also see more travel tips, destination guides and resources, and lots more family travel tips and posts. I’m setting up a way that readers can control which types of content they want to receive in their email inboxes so that those who want to follow our daily adventures but not receive our latest family travel tips can do so.
More to come in the coming weeks ahead. Until then, enjoy the final days of summer and thanks for reading!
David, Lori, and Noe