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Posted on Jul 21, 2014 | 2 comments

NoManic Monday Movie- At the Airport (Both Satanic and Beautiful)

NoManic Monday Movie- At the Airport (Both Satanic and Beautiful)

And for your total smile of the day viewing pleasure, our children (we’re shameless) attacking people and taking great joy in it. Of course parental supervision comes up. Naturally, there should be a responsible parent around, but thing is (and this is a big thing) there ain’t. We couldn’t stop laughing over this one. Enjoy!   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 back into ‘normal’ Israeli life. Can you help share their project loves? If you enjoy seeing the making of the documentary movie and all the fun stuff that they catch of us as we live our ‘normal’ lives, you may also enjoy: Nomadic Family Parenting...

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Posted on Jul 12, 2014 |

Running to Bomb Shelter- Sirens in Kibbutz Hanita, Northern Galilee, Israel- July 12, 2014

Running to Bomb Shelter- Sirens in Kibbutz Hanita, Northern Galilee, Israel- July 12, 2014

Fuck. I was scared. We all were. Even though we had done this before in our past, this caught us all off-guard and shook us more than a little bit. Not pretty. Not fun. After 38 1/2 months on the road, sixteen countries, and knowing nothing; it’s not the homecoming we imagined. But it’s not about us and what we wanted at all. It’s about governments and agendas and stuff way over our heads, and we just gotta roll with That Which Is until this too shall pass. A few updates that led up to tonight’s bomb shelter run video and then what I caught on tape as the sirens went off and we dealt with the reality that currently just is what it is in Israel.  Friday, July 11th   Saturday, July 12th And the party begins…. Right After The Sirens- July 12th And right before going to sleep And another post (highly recommended): Israeli Family Kids Discuss War, Missile Sirens, and Peace How Badly Do You Want...

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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 | 10 comments

Buttered Corn, Parks, Passports, & Turkish Koka Kola- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

Buttered Corn, Parks, Passports, & Turkish Koka Kola- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

I love blogging to you as if we were sitting and talking. I love talking about passports and buttered corn and then WAM! BAM! CHAZAM! talking to you about the fact that my purple hair disaster number 42 is quickly fading. I love thinking about creating world peace through one little relationship at a time and then stuttering [in the coming video] “my park, my park, my park, my park.” You see, my back is hurting a bit too much lately but love is everywhere so who cares? And sometimes my kids annoy me and take up way too much space, and then they cuddle with each other or have this genius conversation among themselves that ends in “and that costs TEN DOLLARS and that’s a lot of money,” and peace is in my heart and I remember that they are the coolest, most precious people I have on this globe [plus Kobi], and that it is a true honor to spend my days with them. So, read our...

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Posted on May 25, 2014 | 3 comments

RTW Kind Souls, Fresh Turkish Bagels, and Sprained Ankles- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

RTW Kind Souls, Fresh Turkish Bagels, and Sprained Ankles- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

And so the love affair continues but if you haven’t read it yet, everything else here may appear out of context so I suggest you take a look at how we went from murder to love affair first.  And so everything we’d ever expected was over-satisfied and our hearts were touched beyond what we could have imagined. It’s like there was a team of loving Polish mothers worrying about us and taking care of us each step of the way. And so, these two videos just show snapshots of that love affair and how deeply we are grateful for yet another pair of angels guiding us on our way. Think you know anything? Travel the world and find out that you don’t know NUTTIN! Fresh Turkish Bagels Delivered with Love     Beautiful Souls and Sprained Ankles   You can see our first Turkish home with Holiday Lettings Pashas House for yourself. And… ARE YOU READY? Owner Barbaros was so delighted by the way we lead our life and inspire others and was...

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Posted on May 5, 2014 |

New Child-Size Scuba Gear Photo Essay- Savedra Dive Center, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

New Child-Size Scuba Gear Photo Essay- Savedra Dive Center, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Is is common practice that a dive shop will go and buy new child-size scuba gear to be sure they are absolutely serving you to the highest most professional, safest manner? Is it the norm that a dive shop will pride it’s customer service and the quality of it’s gear so much that it will make investments that it knows will take a long time to repay. even for one client? Is it what you find all over the world in dive shops that they care so much, they take the time to be absolutely meticulous in their safety and precautions? No. We’ve dove (or have we diven?) all over the world and our experience, and the irresponsible horror stories we’ve heard from fellow divers around the world, yells, “No!” But, hear ye, hear yea, we found a diamond in the rough. Seriously. If you want the cheapest deal you can get, don’t come here. If you want a very reasonably priced dive shop with high quality gear and...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2014 | 8 comments

From Murder to Love Affair- Our New Turkish Apartment Home-  Holiday Lettings Pashas House- Istanbul, Turkey

From Murder to Love Affair- Our New Turkish Apartment Home- Holiday Lettings Pashas House- Istanbul, Turkey

So, we get an email confirming our stay at Holiday Letting’s Pashas House and think, “if the Muslims don’t kill us, this should be nice.” You know we’ve had My Muslim Mother, fear of Islamic terrorism, hating missionaries, and this blog’s most famous post about knowing nothing, all which has shaken up everything we know. And still, we were wary. What if the residents live with us? Can we be our loud shameless selves or do we need to tiptoe and try to scream at the kids in low-Hebrew tones so that they won’t know we’re Israeli/American Jews and murder us? Deep breath. Angels have kept us safe so far, and thus they will continue to, and yet, we didn’t expect our hosts to be the very angels we hoped would wrap us in their pearly-white featured sanctuary. Welcome to Holiday Letting’s Pashas House and all that we never expected. From the minute the taxi dropped us off, we felt love. The minute. Ali meets us in the street...

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Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | 9 comments

Farting on Flight 4107 & The Best Fart Revenge Story- Mumbai, India- Family Travel Blog

Farting on Flight 4107 & The Best Fart Revenge Story- Mumbai, India- Family Travel Blog

There are few things one could be more proud of then a high-quality fart. This is perfect airplane etiquette, and one sharing moment that clearly should go down in the books under ‘classic’. Yes, poor flight 4107 had to face me farting shamelessly for the entire duration of the flight. This is clearly one of those things I will take to my death bed, lamenting the suffering I brought unto my fellow man by consuming that God-awful almost-pizza thing in the Goan airport. The following video does not show me actually F-A-R-T-I-N-G live as that would be tasteless AND clearly draw too much attention to a situation I was simultaneously causing and pretending was not taking place. For you viewing pleasure, I present one too many TMI-farting confessions in the Mumbai airport bathroom stall, including one that Kobi WILL KILL ME FOR SHARING! And bonus-time, bonus-time, bonus-time: I’m giving you four other really funny fart videos just to make you blush/laugh/shake your head at how inappropriately un-PC I am....

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