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  1. Dyanne@TravelnLass
    March 15, 2013

    Having just recently returned from my first visit to Laos (mainly for the annual Elephant Festival in northern Laos – utterly fantastic!) I of course was eager to read this post.

    But I must say… I’m confused. First, the post says at the top that it’s “by Talon”, and I gather perhaps the initial paragraph may be his words, but…

    Right under the pic, the post starts rather abruptly with “The tipping point, if you can call it that, for my husband and I was simply seeing our two small children grow”.

    Huh? Talon – since when do you have a husband and two kids??? In short, it wasn’t until I got to the very end of the post that I learned who this presumably woman with a husband and a couple kids is.

    Also, there seems to be precious little on the subject of Laos – the title of the post, so naturally I expected at least a smidge of where they traveled, what they did, etc. Instead, it seemed just a very vague and abbreviated post on traveling with kids – that could easily have been written about a dozen other places on the Planet besides Laos.

    Sorry, but this post just left me very confused, disappointed, and wondering… why?

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 15, 2013

      Good points! I meant to change the title because I noticed the same thing, but in my haste and being distracted that slipped past me. It’s been changed now.

      I’ve moved her bio to the top as well. Hopefully that will be less confusing for people. My theme puts me as the author since I’m the one actually plugging it into the blog. I’m working on finding a way to change that or having a guest poster profile or something so that it isn’t so confusing when I have guest posts on the site.

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      • Dyanne@TravelnLass
        March 16, 2013

        Ah, yes – now it makes much more sense. Sorry to whine Talon, but just goes to show – some of us read your posts carefully for every sweet morsel. And guest posts can be a little dicey.

        That said, I must say – yes, yes – backpacking all over the globe with rugrats is very doable. As a solo mom, I backpacked with my two daughters (then aged 5 and 8) for a summer in Mexico, and three years later, for more than 6 months all over Europe – living in France and Italy for a spell, and backpacking through Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, etc. staying in hostels or camping. It was bar-none, the BEST education I could give to my daughters!

        (check out my “Wordless Wednesday: The Way We Were” post for a rare pic of our bedraggled lot, along with how the Europe adventure came to be.)

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      • Talon Windwalker
        March 16, 2013

        I’m very happy you said something! Chances are it could’ve/did confuse other people as well. So thank you!

        It definitely is the best education available. Absolutely priceless. BTW, we’re headed your way next month. 🙂

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  2. Kristin of Be My Travel Muse
    March 15, 2013

    Ahhh, I have such good memories of Laos. I miss it dearly. It’s truly one amazing place.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 15, 2013

      I’m looking forward to going there!

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