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Posted on Sep 1, 2014

Lost and Found & Love is the Key- Macaron Yuvasi Otel, Ayvalik, Turkey,

Lost and Found & Love is the Key- Macaron Yuvasi Otel, Ayvalik, Turkey,

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And in my last post in Macaron Konagi I shared some of the dark clouds of parenting. Sometimes, when you are just not sure you are doing anything right. We got lost. All of us. Got lost in the hubbub of motion and lost the core, which for me right now is simple: health and family. Yes we lost it (as we often do), and then, and then, and then we found it again.

That’s kind of life if you think about it, lost and found, lost and found, clear and unclear, know and clueless, and all the hues of laughter and joy, crying and sadness that fall in between. Welcome to Lost and Found, and the answer, that always, always, always Love is the Key.

 lost and found, macaron konagi otel, ayvalik, turkey,, love is the key

The Difference Between Feeling Alive and Not

lost and found, macaron konagi otel, ayvalik, turkey,, love is the key

Who We Are and Love is the Key

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This heart from the Macaron Konagi garden says it all. The softness of it all.

Any thoughts? Yes, love? Lost and found? Been there? Got out of it? Tell me, or don’t. I can hear you, and me, either way. 



Macaron Konagi was our precious first experience with feel in love with Yavuz and Serap and their passion to make this dream come true. They bought an ancient, run-down, dilapidated ruin and turned it, with love and care to heart-warming details, into a little gardened fairy-tale. Should you have the blessed chance to visit to Turkey and come to Ayvalik, we dearly hope you will consider spoiling yourself with a vacation here. Thank you Yavuz and Serap and your loving staff for these four beautiful nights.


If you enjoyed this, you can read more about our Ayvalik, Turkey experiences:

The Eastern Europe Road Trip Begins

The Mother of all Videos, the Father of all Vacations

Parenting on the Road, Sugar Daddy Debates, and Morality


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Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.

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We’re out doing crazy stuff and making our dreams come true, every single one of them, and a few more that sort of flew into our mouths while we were smiling into the wind. Should you like what we are doing as a family, BUY AN EBOOK to support us, share this, tell any media source or local newspaper, leave a comment. Your footprint makes all the difference in the world friends. Gracias!

Gabi and Kobi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai

And, sweet new news loves:  In addition to parenting, family life and trauma therapy, Gabi is now offering Make Your Dreams Come True/We Wanna Travel But.. Coaching too. Engage with Gabi!


  1. Great article and very good concepts of Love. I always think of ‘believe’ too, which is another wonderful concept. Probably on the same level as Love and just as powerful.


    • thanks mark. love the concept of love and i think all of the bloggers did such a great job here, that the combination of everyone together was just amazing! believe. wow! what a great one! thanks for the comment mark. gabi