Top 6 Things We Learned in Laos

We love Laos and can’t wait to get back someday. Here are a few things we learned while we were there: 1. Just because there’s an “s” at the end of a country’s name doesn’t mean you pronounce it. 2. Never give your kids chocolate milk before taking an 8-hour van ride through the mountains.…

Top 6 Things for Families to Do in Laos

Laos is a quiet, beautiful country that could keep a traveler busy for many weeks. Too bad we only had one. Many people we met trekked on elephants, explored caves, and swam in pools beneath waterfalls. We managed to fit in a crowdpleasing tube trip down the Nam Song River at Vang Vieng, which ranked…

A Momentary Break from Grime

Much of the world is dirty, and travel through third world countries can prove a rude and uncomfortable awakening to those of us accustomed to regular trash collection, street sweeping, and basic standards of human hygiene. Thus far on our journey, China has taken the prize for dirtiest country, a distinction earned as a result…