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The Blog

Here, you'll find our entire collection of blog posts.

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.

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.

Lao Lake House

Lao Lake House may have been the very first Vientiane weekend trip we heard of when we moved to Laos. 2.5 years later, we finally make the trip to the serene estate on Nam Houm Lake.

Champa Garden Restaurant

A 10km drive north of the city center, Champa Garden offers excellent Lao food in a unique aquatic setting, along with a sprawling Champa flower garden in a city where gardens are few and far between.

Just Another Saturday Night…

It’s Saturday night again in Vientiane. Riley and I have just made it to the drop zone, and have just 90 minutes to rendezvous with the rest of our party at the designated extraction point. Will we make it in time, or get waylaid by cold beer?

We’re Back!

After reconnecting with family and friends (and disconnecting from the online world) for the past five months, we’re back! — in Laos, and back on AwayGoWe!

Riley’s Introduction to ITECC

By our second full day together, I could tell Riley was getting restless. Only one solution to that in Vientiane. A trip to ITECC! Only problem is it’s no longer a ten minute walk, but a half-day’s journey on foot.

The Waiting Game

With Lori’s brother’s wedding behind us, the countdown begins until Baby #2 decides to grace us with his/her presence. But not before daddy reclaims his own birthday for himself.

Unesco World Heritage Sites

We love UNESCO World Heritage Sites! And make a special effort to seek them out wherever we travel. But what are UNESCO sites, anyway? Read on to find out (including our running list of visited sites).