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Posted on Dec 1, 2014 |

First Arrivals, Ayvalik Toasts, & Turkish Survivor- Macaron Konagi Otel, SmallHotels.com.tr, Ayvalik, Turkey

First Arrivals, Ayvalik Toasts, & Turkish Survivor- Macaron Konagi Otel, SmallHotels.com.tr, Ayvalik, Turkey

The sun always shines when new love wraps itself around your soul. For the third time this morning, the sweet woman here at Cumbali Konak Otel in Alacati, Turkey is adjusting the cushions of the outside sofas just so in the sun and I’m thinking how much I adore people doing things because they care. There is just so much love in the world that sometimes, sometimes, I just can’t contain it. I don’t know where to put it, but I’m so grateful that I am basking in it, for that hour, that minute, that second. So grateful. And so it was in Ayvalik that we had so many beautiful firsts. Our first breakfast at one of the tens of SmallHotels.com.tr that we had the honor to be invited to, our first Ayvalik toast (which turns out to be a huge cultural thing that we kept seeing all over Turkey, also far away from Ayvalik), and our first exposure to Turkish Survivor, which we ended up being deliriously addicted...

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Posted on Nov 28, 2014 |

En Route to Pergamon Acropolis, Worldschooling & A Bit of Historty- Bergama, Turkey- Carrentals.co.uk

En Route to Pergamon Acropolis, Worldschooling & A Bit of Historty- Bergama, Turkey- Carrentals.co.uk

As a family, we’ve learned that we know nothing, about international dance parties, and learned tons by becoming a local. And, for our children, we’re totally into learning out of passion and desire, not for grades. We’re also into learning for the sake of knowledge, for the sake of knowing more, and not for any external praise, including comparative success to others. That’s why we helped found the school that we did in Kibbutz Amir in Northern Israel and that’s why we’re always happy when we find opportunities on the road to educate through passion. Sometimes those opportunities are in the form of a school or local holiday traditions like Diwali in India that we are blessed enough to join. Other times it is in the form of learning how to be a real decent human being as we bask in the light of someone so different than us, who forced our son to make very unmanly choices and be all the better for it. And occassionally, we get to...

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Posted on Nov 25, 2014 | 20 comments

Getting Psyched Out About Sweden this Summer- The Nomadic Family Travels Again

Getting Psyched Out About Sweden this Summer- The Nomadic Family Travels Again

So, we’re home and loving all the complicated equation of what living in Israel means. Mean girls doing mean girl things and our Dahnya rising as a diva heroine in facing it. The quietness of the Upper Galilee Valley; the joy of working in/being in our garden. Ignoring the news and creating our own peaceful haven; having it seep in from this conversation or that one and the fear it momentarily instills in us. Playing with our kitten and peacefully getting together with all friends and dear family and feeling another and yet another surge of love and joy that we are home. I’m having surgery, then going off to 6/7-weeks of healing in India; Kobi will backpack in Europe for a month this spring, and then, and then, and then… WE’RE OFF TO SWEDEN FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER AND COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! And as we near that, we look up more, read more, and do the happy dance more. What We Know So Far – Lots...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2014 |

NoManic Monday Movie- How to Train for a Trek Wisdom from the Documentary Film Crew Itself

NoManic Monday Movie- How to Train for a Trek Wisdom from the Documentary Film Crew Itself

Meet them for yourself. Why would these people push so hard to share a story, a lifestyle that they believe to be worth telling about? What makes people say, “Yes, I want to the world to know about this and I have the perfect art form in which to share it with?” Well, our film crew this week is sharing how they ‘meated up’ and got ready to face the challenges of recording quality footage while in high altitudes and hiking in insanely hard terrain. They are, well, our heroes. Enjoy the preparatory thoughts of our dearest Angela, Noah, and Erin.  We’ll be adding more of their series each week on Mondays! It’s what we wait for each week. When we were in Greece in miserably confused, we waited for our Monday picker upper, and while stressing out at Kobi’s parents’ house, it was the Monday Movie from The Nomadic Family Project that grounded us! LOOOOve these guys TO DEATH!!!! They just started their second Kickstarter Campaign to fund recording our return and acclimation...

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