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Packing Carry On Only for 3 Months of Travel

I’ve done the whole 60L backpack thing before. It wasn’t fun. I don’t doubt that there are many fabulous people who actually pack appropriately and use everything that they bring… I’m just not one of them. And I know many challenged packers like myself. I was always incredibly jealous of those who managed long-term travel […]

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Our bike ride to the Blue Lagoon, Vang Vieng

A Little Let Down By Laos

Expectations are a tricky thing. It’s incredibly hard not to have them, yet by not having expectations, you are more often than not left happily surprised. My expectations of Laos resulted in me feeling a little let down by this country that I’d dreamed of for so long. All my research told me that Laos […]

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Making the Most of Vientiane

I’d heard it from so many, but didn’t want to believe it. Vientiane, the capital of Laos, has the reputation of being “missable”. Having seen some stunning photos and reading about the delectable French bakeries, I didn’t want to believe it. In the end, I had to agree with the masses. Vientiane is not a […]

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The "free" bamboo bridge across Nam Xong river

Two Days in the Once Raucous Vang Vieng

As you float down the Nam Xong on a yellow and black inner tube, you can’t help but see the evidence that you missed the hedonistic past life of Vang Vieng. Bars that were once packed with drunk and/or high tourists are now ghost towns, shells of their former selves. We even saw the former […]

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And… we’re off!

It’s official! Today’s the day that the hubby and I jet off to Southeast Asia for 2.5 months! We’re ridiculously excited, if a little nervous. We’ve got a route planned, we have some things booked, but we’ve also left some flexibility to discover what isn’t in the guidebooks. (more…)

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