When I first learned that we would be living in Vientiane, Laos, for two years, I excitedly thought “Great! We’ll be able to zip off conveniently to the many wonderful destinations of SEAsia!” Well I was sorta right and it is sorta easy but not at all convenient or cheap. There are not many direct flights coming in and out of Vientiane requiring us to first fly to a major hub, primarily Bangkok. This not only adds costs for an extra flight but often times costs for an overnight stay in a hotel before connecting to our final destination. The added cost, the extra days of travel on top of the usual hassle of traveling with kids can be a big deterrent to going anywhere, but as our recent trips have shown, it hasn’t deterred us from satisfying our itchy feet. Big improvements in traveling with our children have certainly…

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