Vietnam Cycle Blog: A Most Excellent Adventure

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I am totally in love with *Jim and Laura Gore’s Vietnam travel blog about the father/daughter bike ride through Vietnam, decades after Jim was there as a young man on a more dangerous mission.

Jim & Laura’s Vietnam Cycle Tour is the ultimate vicarious read. This morning I paddled in a round bamboo boat with Jim, and joined him as we drank coconut milk without spilling a drop. And then I went snorkeling with Laura, and admired the ocean view from the window of their beautiful hotel.

Jim and Laura’s Vietnam blog is my reason for loving blogs today. It entertains me, moves me, informs me and delights me. Their pictures – oh my gosh – are amazing: a Vietnam feast (and Jim and Laura dressed up in traditional silk outfits), historical ruins, dirt roads, lush greenery, and daily snapshots of their adventures that make me feel as if I’m there.

Thank you, Jim and Laura – and all A News Cafe bloggers – for sharing your lives, thoughts, photographs and experiences with us. 

*(Background: Jim, of Elk Grove, is A News Cafe’s friend and online programming genius. Laura, of Redding, is his grown daughter, someone I’ve known since she attended the Redding Co-Op Preschool with my kids. She works as a data analyst and is also pursuing yet another degree. And you already know Darcie Gore, Jim’s wife/Laura’s mother/my lifelong friend and A News Cafe blogger /focus group/cheerleader/voice of reason.) 

Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke of the Czech Republic. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Anne Peterson says:

    Hey Doni, How do I see the whole blog? I'm only getting this one installment…Thanks, ~a

    • JoeD JoeD says:

      Anne, if you look towards the bottom of the blog there should be a link that says "previous entries".