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Never Give Up On Your Dreams 101- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget World Travel with Kids

Never Give Up On Your Dreams 101- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget World Travel with Kids

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We are living our dreams this second, and this second, and this second. We are. And so are you. Some dreams may be so big and more evident, like I’m traveling the world or I got over my fear of sharks (not yet, let me start my open water certification next month and we’ll talk). Some are really small and perhaps fall more important, like I didn’t blow up on my kids tonight even though I discovered all of the dirty dishes they were supposed to wash from lunch under the bed, or I will close that Facebook tab and get some real work done and actively work toward the goals I have set for myself. All goals and dreams, and all in their proper place and time.

And so, in honor of living our lives Kicking-The-Ass-Of-Every-Excuse-Not-To-Make-Your-Dreams-Come-True , I’m going to do something I’ve never done before… I”m going to republish the really amazing article I wrote about making dreams come true, all the dreams I’ve accomplished since leaving home in 2011.

Gasp! I know, I’ve totally crossed the line this time. I know!

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Is there something stirring in the bottom of your soul calling you to a bigger life, a better life, an epic life, the life you know you were meant to live?

Perhaps it’s always been there, but you’ve been afraid to feed it. You’ve been told not to feed it. You’ve become convinced that big dreams and a life in technicolor is not for you. A nd so you’ve settled for grey. You’ve settled for normal. You’ve settled for good enough. But in your soul, you know that good enough is not “good enough.” Not for you.

Dreams. What’s the big deal? A dream is a dream is a dream. We see them in the movies all the time. We go to sleep and have them. But what happens when we stop living for them? Who do we become when we no longer allow our dreams to guide us to that next plateau? I am a believer of dreams, big and small; and have some amazing pictures and the story they tell, that I’d like to share with you.

Dreams are what made us save like madmen for this trip, write an amazing book inspiring other to Save For The Dream, and feed the insanity that was necessary to carry out each one of the following.

In addition to world travel, a totally relaxed lifestyle, and spending 100% of my time doing what inspires me, here’s a few we’ve made come true in the last 19 months on the road:

Leave a life we were super happy and comfortable with for the nomadic life of unknowns and scary everythings

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– Lose 25 pounds and get muscle-tone of a twenty year old athlete (must admit, I scare myself in this picture. I don’t walk around looking that buff. Here I was just trying…)

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– Teach myself to play the guitar

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– Finally get that scuba-diving certification he always dreamed of

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– Totally let go and let loose online and write “Fuck, Fuck, Fuck” (which still blows my mind)

– Make enough money online to support our nomadic lifestyle and, for the first time, stop dipping into savings

-Author some soul-powerful, inspirational books that have changed people’s lives

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– Do an RV road-trip (Kobi’s dream) in the US with a 30-foot Mama RV

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-Teach, inspire, and help others with my Clean Your Soul class,  in countries all over the world

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And, some dreams I didn’t even know I had hidden in the crevices of my soul:

-To have the esteem honor to be in the presence of the King of Cambodia

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– Be with our kids 24/7 but find that that terrifyingly suffocating thought, in actuality leaves huge spaces for me and for Kobi; and that we actually adore their company and intimately talking and sharing our lives with them, on a daily basis

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-Nourish their moral fibers by becoming the main influential persons to mold our children into the mensches we hope they will be.

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And how we made these dreams, some huge, some tiny come true was a great mix of luck, blessings, and tons of hard work and will power. We were lucky enough to read amazing books and be inspired in all the right ways to make the changes necessary for our dreams to become reality.

Go for it! Make your dreams come true!

That’s what I would say. What do you have to say? Did you know we made all those dreams come true in our journey?  Do you have any dreams you’d like to dust off and make happen? Be honest, is the muscles picture a bit too buff? (That was always a fear of mine.) Ever met someone famous and totally modest and amazing, like we met the King who was amazingly kind and open and modest?

Reach out and extend your hand to me. I promise I’ll reach right back. I’ll always reply to twitter, facebook. the blog posts right to your inbox, our youtube channel. Your online participation directly helps fund our continued journey. The more advertisers, sponsors, and especially the up-coming documentary movie’s sponsors see we are an influential, active community of grass-roots supporters for alternative choices in how to live a modern life, the more support we get from them. So, loves, click, like, share, and, how could I forget, TELL OPRAH!

 

Other Awesome Articles About Our WTF Dreams and Making them Come True

Life on the Road Dreams for Five Different Souls- Balance, Can we Find It?

The Sure Fire Way to Piss Off Your Friends and Make Your Dreams Come True

A New Life on the Road Insanity Plan- One Year Biking Through Europe

Family Travel Blog Dreams- Biking Through Spain, Italy and Portugal

Life on the Road in London Isn’t Waiting for Me So I’ll Carpe Diem It Myself

The Nomadic Family No Longer Nomadic?

Another Wish List Dream Come True- Pergamon, Acropolis

Great Articles You May Enjoy About Different Ways to Travel As a Family

Liquified Homelessness– all time classic with great pics

I Hate This Home, and That One and This One– really great videos and shots from around the wold

Oh The Places You Will Go– a sum up of a three year world adventure in amazing photos

Only the Very Special, Rich, Lucky, and Perfect Like Me Can Travel

 

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We’ve written a highly inspirational e-book about money and how you can take these ten steps to make your travel dreams come true. It has helped many and helps us continue our travel dreams. I do hope you will consider spending the $8 and learning/ be reminded of what you can do, starting today, to make your family world travel dreams come true. You can do it too friends. You can. You can.

Thank you dearly,

Gabi, Kobi, Solai, Dahnya, and Orazi

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hi! I have been reading your blog as we are in the planning stages of around the world travel with our 5 year old. I had read this article a few nights ago and when you republished it I figured it to be the universe (and YOU, awesome YOU) reminding me to keep pushing forward with our plans. Such inspirations you all are 🙂 I love to hear the honesty of your posts!

    • Taiya, wow. What a joy and an honor to read you comment. Thank you for taking the time to TELL ME you are out there, and that my babbling helps you on your way. I love that and am so happy. Tell me how you found us Taiya, when do you hope to go, for how long, where, and do you have a blog recording your freaking outs? oh, you may like the tabs on ‘money’ ‘before we left’ and ‘parenting/ed’. you may also love seeing albums on facebook and our youtube movies. the honesty you love is ALL over the place! thank you for making my day dear. please write back and tell me more about your adventures. sooooo proud of you! gabi

  2. I found you while searching the web for families that had the same idea as us and went for it. Depending what our business sells for, and when, determines our exact travel plan. I hope to leave this September, but we may need to push back until the Sept after that. If it sells for a small amount then we will travel 9 months out of the year, returning to work for 3 months, then repeating. If we make a larger amount then we will travel without the need to return for quite some time. We plan to start in Thailand…but we plan to also play it by ear once we arrive. No blog yet, but it’s coming 🙂

    • wow taiya. i’m so happy for you, and so curious and excited to hear about your journey. very very exciting. i strongly recommend that you start blogging as soon as you can. i waited to try and get this perfect and that right and years later found out that tons of families even before they leave, share their fears, preparations, etc and that makes a greeeeeeat blog. so do it!

  3. Gabi, I am currious, you say you make money from your site and such, your a family of 5, what do you roughly spend a month on average traveling and expense wise? I have a family of 6 and would love to do something like this. Did you fly overseas or did you find other means to get there? I am gonna go blog stock and look back over your adventures. My hubby being ex military i think would be very skeptical traveling with the kids , but i for one love the idea.

    Micah

    • Micah, I’m so glad you wrote and reached out to me here on and on Facebook. I have soooo much to say to you. soooo much. YeS!!!! YES!!! you can do this for a family of six. For sure! you just have to be willing to live super cheap which really means making your own meals (which saves tons), not moving a lot (for transportation is expensive and when you are new you spend more money). When you settle down somewhere you learn how to buy the cheapest of everything AND you can negotiate cheap living arrangements: Costa Rica ranch- $600 for 6 weeks, Panama- my dad’s cabin and then 3 weeks house-sitting for free, Ecuador- indigenous village in the jungles $150 a month for 7 weeks, Lima, Peru- hostel for $!5 a day instead of $30, Kanchanaburi, Thailand hostel $2.50 a day per room (we went crazy and got 3 rooms!), Siem Reap, Cambodia- $150 a month for hostel we worked for, a few free set-ups here and there for advertising them on our blog and online, and now, we’re back in Cambodia to work at the KOh Rong Diver Center. We’re renting a wooden shack off the pier for $200 a month. You can work along the way in ANYTHING from helping them advertise, to arranging fellow english-speakers to tours, to manager in a restaurant, to teaching english… anything is a skill around the world. You just have to be willing to be very flexible and life on the road is cheaper than you can ever imagine. Right now, with the Koh Rong Dive Center, for example, we pay $200 for rent a month, and get three free meals a day for our family. How expensive is our tropical paradise life? Less than my electricity bill was back home. Read all the ‘money’ tab and keep asking me questions Micah. I”m honored to answer them all, and you are inspiring me to write great material for others who want to know. I want to give out the best information possible to make others aware how possible this is. Keep asking, I love it! HOw did you find us Micah? Gabi

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