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Posted on Jan 1, 2015

How to Afford RTW Family World Travel: Extreme Frugality & Creative Solutions to Buying -Goa, India

How to Afford RTW Family World Travel: Extreme Frugality & Creative Solutions to Buying -Goa, India


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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. Same Same Same! James has 1 good shirt that saw us through the tropics, cruise ships, the polar vortex, everything. He just ripped it, it wore through. It was over 7 years old we bought it in a sale in the UK before we emigrated to Australia. I bought him a new one for Christmas, looks like Anthony Bourdaine now in his navy blue linen-y thing. But…cruise ship coming up again, a more dressy one, backpack upgrades all round and the kids have grown out of everything. xx

    • isn’t it funny how we live, daily, with the thoughts of how we can make do, how we can make it stretch, and the funny thing is most people will never get it, will never get how much we can use our money differently, how much we don’t need to go out and buy as a solution for everything, how long something can be good enough. love you alyson. i wore and still wear some of the same shirts we left israel with over four years ago, small holes and patches and all. love vibrating with you on the same frequency. loooooove your comments. to. death. gabi ps: we’re watching once upon a time. kobi at home with the kids and me here in india. considering how much you like dr who, i think you and boys might love this one. if you give it a try, let me know

  2. Love this video Gabi, I remember seeing this one on YouTube a while ago, and it has been my mantra ever since! We’ve been wearing the same clothes for a year now, and yes they are looking a little worse for wear, but we feel better not purchasing new things all the time. A year on though, my ass is about to fall out of my jeans, they are threadbare! And curse those kids of ours for growing – how dare they? Cold country travel tip – rather than replace our 7 year olds trousers that are getting too short, we just bought him a pair of warm, lined water proof boots instead! Now he can still wear his old trousers, and keep his feet warm… sadly I haven’t figured out a work around for when kids grow out of shoes yet 😉
    PS love the backpack on the rubbish pile tale xx

    • gina! i’ve missed you. isn’t it wonderful how many creative and marvelous magical things happen when you stop buying every time you need something. soooo many holes, so many patches, and so much pride in being able to be happy in what is. i do hope your ass doesn’t fall out of the jeans my love, but if it does, please make a video with special zoom on the ass parts hanging out. i will surely watch and laugh over and over again. when the kids outgrow their pants, we used to cut it to shorts. also, when we buy, (rarely) we buy too big so that they can grow into it. how joyful to live this way, and sometimes, now when we are back in ‘normal’ society, it feels somehow, sometimes, shameful. isn’t that odd how society can do that to that which you know most strongly. love you gina. so happy to see you here again. i’ve missed our little talks. what was the mantra that you repeat? i’d love to know….


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