Cold Snap

Temps in Vientiane suddenly drop to unsavory levels, forcing Noe and I to do the unthinkable: Wear socks.

Floating Lunch

We’re constantly trying to come up with stuff to do with visitors that isn’t in the guidebooks. A lunch on a barge drifting down the river seemed like just the ticket.

Railay Night Life

When the sun sets at 6pm, even Noe gets a sampling of the beach nightlife. And when the grandparents are in town, mom and dad get even more.

Reasonably Unseasonable

We spend five days on the Railay Peninsula with Grammy, Grampy and friends, soaking up the beach life and warm company, despite an unexpected visit from Old Man Winter.

Out on the Farm

When we heard that a local area farm was hosting an open house complete with activities for kids we knew we’d have to check it out. It is autumn, after all.


Yep. They do Halloween here…and with a vengeance. Thankfully, it’s still all about the little things for this 16-month-old.

The Lao Zoo

The Lao Zoo may just be the most overlooked and misunderstood zoo in Southeast Asia. It’s not really even a “zoo” at all, but something far more interesting.