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Is This Really the Best Portable Crib for Travel?
We put the Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib to the ultimate test—two years of real-world use and abuse living and traveling in Southeast Asia. So, is this the best portable crib
Sala Keoku: The Other Buddha Park
Exploring sculpter Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat’s even more ambitious and enigmatic Thai sculpture park follow-up to his famed Buddha Park just across the river in Laos.
Udon’s Quirky Nong Bua Lake
A fun morning spent exploring newly refurbished and uniquely Chinese Nong Bua Lake and Chalom Phrakiat Park on our way out of Udon Thani.
Udon Thani
A rare skip across the Mekong to Thailand for BB2’s 20-week anatomy ultrasound—and a weekend of sampling oddities of the industrialized world…
Daily Life, 22 April – 10 May
Hot town, summer in the city—back in the People’s Democratic Republic. Baby yoga, baby bumps, swimming pool brewery, baby’s first jazz club, and…a Communist-themed night out.
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.

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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 in tow—make that two this fall.

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