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Posted on Nov 28, 2013 | 36 comments

Your One-Stop-Shop Telenovela of Family Travel Blog Trekking Adventure Hell- Day 1- Annapurna Circuit with Kids, A Multi-Media Celebration

Your One-Stop-Shop Telenovela of Family Travel Blog Trekking Adventure Hell- Day 1- Annapurna Circuit with Kids, A Multi-Media Celebration

It is time to start sharing our Annapurna Circuit with Children experience. All of it, and not just the life-threatening parts including hypothermia, fever and an extreme case of lethargic child at 5,200 meters, vomit, diarrhea, and all those drop-to-your-death cliffs that left us so very shaken up as parents who made these decisions on behalf of their children. We’d want to give you all of it. The good, the bad, the ugly, the really funny, and the thoughtful. So, welcome to Day One! It’s a lovely collection of photography and video all reflecting what our first day on the trail was like. Highlights: Oh My God! We’re ridiculously out of shape, whimpy, and totally not ready for the physical and mental challenges before us. That will sort of be the ongoing theme, in addition, to tons of furry animals, unidentified shit of all shapes and sizes, break-downs, song, tons of laughter, some serious “God, why are we doing this thing again?” talks, and amazing vistas. It’s basically your...

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Posted on Nov 23, 2013 | 31 comments

After 18 Months in Asia- Three Oddities of the West & My Little Holiday- Houston, Texas

After 18 Months in Asia- Three Oddities of the West & My Little Holiday- Houston, Texas

“Are you doing the no deodorant Indian thing?” “How about this great perfume?” as she sprays my neck. “Toilet paper goes in the toilet.” “Good God, girl, where the hell are your shoes?” I am shocked how much I don’t fit in, how I’ve changed after eighteen months in Asia, and how funny it is not to know some social norms that I used to live by. Are you ready for three oddities of the Western world? I’m on a holiday alone in Houston, Texas and it’s really raw.  The US in Twelve-Minutes We loved our time as a family in the US, and adored our time in the RV! We’re still drooling over the idea of a USA holidays family adventure again. Kobi made a great video that I thought I could just stick in here before I tell you the odd stuff that I still can’t totally get. It’s a great video Kobi! (The post Twelve Minutes has great pics too!) Three Oddities of the Western World...

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Posted on Oct 8, 2013 | 8 comments

Our Trashed Home, Being in the Now, and 10 Crazy, Odd, Cool Unknown Facts About the Canary Islands

Our Trashed Home, Being in the Now, and 10 Crazy, Odd, Cool Unknown Facts About the Canary Islands

Kobi and I are working passionately on being in the present moment. On living this moment, then this one, then this one, and when we got pictures from the real estate showing our house trashed, our furniture in the rain and sun, and the damage and unpaid rent and bills by our last tenants, it took us a bit to recollect ourselves and remind ourselves of a few things. Right now, we are here in Nepal and there is no value in drowning in the anger, frustration, and pain of seeing our beloved sun-kissed, mountain-side home trashed, the grass where we played now sand, and the garden and home looking like a total dump. No point in living mentally in Israel when we are now here in Kathmandu, Nepal buying cool tribal masks to send to that beloved home. It is material and we are more; it is there, we are here; it- we will solve in the future, we- we can solve now. And so, with remarkable speed,...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013 | 47 comments

60 Year Old Expats & Their 20 Year Old Filipino Girlfriends- Life on the Road Education- Philippines

60 Year Old Expats & Their 20 Year Old Filipino Girlfriends- Life on the Road Education- Philippines

Anicca. Remember, I talk about that a lot, and use it even more. Anicca. I’m covered in about 20 throbbing mosquito bites from the calf down, trying in vain not to itch, asking the spaghetti to cook faster. Anicca. Drunk and Drugged is talking to me about his fantasy of marrying the 12 1/2 year cleaning woman’s daughter, how he needs someone to look after him when he’s old. Anicca. I don’t like drunk people babble. I know he’s a messenger here to teach me and that I should, but I feel like sticking my fingers in my ears and making loud sounds until he goes away. Anicca. He slurs, smiles, leans in too close, and whispers, “I’m waiting for her to come home at night.” “Who,” I ask him, “Who are you waiting for?” He cocks his head in thought, sweet smile on his smashed face, “I don’t know.” And so is this what I am meant to learn? That none of us want to be alone, everyone...

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Posted on Aug 30, 2013 | 2 comments

Family Life on the Road Reality #43: Time in Airports- Kathmandu, Nepal

Family Life on the Road Reality #43: Time in Airports- Kathmandu, Nepal

Airports. We’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time in them lately. August 13- Cebu City, Philippines to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia August 22- KL, Malaysia to Langkawi, Malaysia August 26- Langkawi, Malaysia back to KL August 27- KL to Katmandu, Nepal Considering we like to settle and create community in the now thirteen countries we’ve called home it saves us tons not to move a lot it exhausts us and confuses us each time anew to recollect who we are, why we’re doing this, and how long it will take the cosmic dust to settle that is TONS OF AIRPORT TIME. I’m not complaining. Well, I am, but not only complaining, or no, it may sound like a complaint but I’m simply saying that moving a lot is not a picture-perfect commercial for us. We whine, complain, get jet-lagged even when there are not time zone changes, and fight over who sits next to Kobi. The kids do it too! 🙂 Up in the Air Insights Kobi and...

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Posted on Aug 19, 2013 | 25 comments

7 Reasons One Family Travel Blog Will Keep You On Your Toes- The Unexpected Life on the Road

7 Reasons One Family Travel Blog Will Keep You On Your Toes- The Unexpected Life on the Road

“Right from the start you were a thief, you stole my heart” Yes, this is our newest song. We always have one which we go crazy over. This time, I’m jamming for the clan on my guitar too. Super cool! I think these songs are part of how we celebrate our familiness, our love of life, our love of change, and our love of holding on to love when everything else around us is changing so fast. “Just give me a reason. Just a little bit’s enough. Just a second. We’re not broken just bent and we can learn to love again.” You see, we fall in love and then move on, but we remain. The five of us, and our love and the love we feel for so many. And when the five of us won’t be, for eventually, one by one, we won’t be, then that love will carry on too. “It’s in the stars, it’s been written on the scars of our heart.” People often ask...

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Posted on May 29, 2013 | 17 comments

Life on The Road Dreams For Five Different Souls- Finding Balance, Can We?

Life on The Road Dreams For Five Different Souls- Finding Balance, Can We?

We’ve got a lot of dreams. You know that. That’s what made us drool over the world travel idea with our young kids, and that’s what made us move to Israel, move to be nomadic for this long, and make all sorts of littlAe dreams come true, including but not limited to, me losing 28 pounds, authoring a few books, and writing what my heart truly feels without being scared what others will think of it. So, on our to do list now is Annapurna Circuit with a film crew this September. In the previous post,  you see we just bought the tickets yesterday! Dear God, help us, we’re really facing our fears and are going to do this with our kids. We can check out the film crew’s fundraising efforts here. We truly hope they can raise the funds to come film us. And as I tell you all of these dreams, I’m not sure what to say about the kids- do they love it, want it, are...

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