UNESCO and World Heritage Sites explained, along with some tracking of our own exploits hunting down these amazing places.
Our Favorites + Top Tips for Visitors from Living + Working in Vientiane About this Visitor Guide Lori and I have attempted to put together a guide for visitors to Vientiane based on our own experiences in this unique city. We’ve recently […]
Approaching Vang Vieng from the south Vang Vieng is one wacky place. But it used to be a heck of a lot wackier. We took advantage of the recent four-day holiday weekend (Lao National Day and International Disabled People Day, of course […]
Lori didn’t have to report to work until Tuesday, so we spent Monday on a day trip to charming and historic Bruges. I forgot how much I missed European rail service. It’s unreal how effortlessly you can get most places […]
Trail, Tram, Trolley and Train! Portland’s 4T Trail is one of the best ways to get to know the city, via three modes of public transportation [OHSU aerial tramway/gondola, Portland streetcar (trolley), the TriMet MAX light rail (train)], and your own feet […]
Happy Year of the Monkey! This month marks one year in Portland for us, and our second Chinese New Years celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland. As I explained in our last post looking back at our 2015 visits to Portland’s Chinese […]
Just got back from a fantastic, fun-filled week of warmth, sunshine, beaches, and best of all, 10 straight days with my Baby Mama in sunny Southern California. We covered 2,200 miles over those ten days…well eleven if you count the […]
We took a drive up to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to spend the weekend in the woods in a rustic cabin with TERROR for a middle name (Interrorem). We managed somehow over two nights to avoid being stalked by Sasquatch or harassed by forest-dwelling gnomes […]
Maxixe. Mind blown. Pavement, strip malls, trees. For me, Maxixe once represented a gateway to the outside world. I was eager to introduce Lori to this dusty, bustling transit hub. Only problem–I hardly recognized it.
Like straight out of the pages of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, we slowly motor up the country’s mightiest river and forge deep into the jungle on a little-known tributary searching for a man and a place.