Traveling with 3 generations has been fun so far and after our first week in Luang Prabang, we found our travel groove. Next it was time to move a little further south in Laos and head to the small town of Vang Vieng. I wasn’t too sure about this part of the planned journey, as I had read mixed things about Vang Vieng and getting there. This is our journey on the VIP bus from Luang Prabang to Van Vieng Laos.
When researching our options to travel from Chiang Mai to northern Laos, there were a few options to choose from, including a two day slow boat. We could take the 22+ hour bus journey (14 hour bus to Vientiane, Laos, transfer and then hop on another bus for 8 hours to Luang Prabang). We could fly or we could do the bus and boat combo. Each option came with its pros and cons, but much thought went into what was best for our family. Oh and don’t forget, for this portion of our journey, my 72-year-old mom is moving along with us. Continue reading
Our family is always scouring YouTube for cool, fun and clever videos. We are always looking for inspiration to beef up the Wagoners Abroad channel, well I am. Alan is usually looking for something that will entertain the entire family. Anya has found a few funny channels for us all. Then there is Lars, he is looking at competitions to enter and become famous. Well let’s just say “we” came across the winners of a competition for ID Bus.
If you recall, prior to hopping on the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, we’d already spent over 10 hours traveling. Yes, that was already 10 long hours in heavy rains, on the shuttle, ferry, and bus, just to reach Bangkok from Koh Chang. We also didn’t have any luck with purchasing tickets in the sleeper car or with AC. Nope, we were going in second class seats with a fan for 15 hours! Let’s just say none of us were overly thrilled, but it seemed the easiest and least expensive way to reach Chiang Mai.
So what is the fastest way to get to Rome from Spain with 2 Adults, 2 Kids and a Car? Take the Ferry from Spain to Rome, of course. Our summer travel plans have us exploring Italy, Switzerland and a bit of France and Spain. We thought about driving along the Med going and then returning on a different route. This was great, but we were so excited to visit Rome and wanted to get there as soon as possible, before the very hot and high tourist season.