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Posted on Jun 23, 2014 |

Happy Belated Father’s Day- The Nomadic Family Project NoManic Mondays Movie Series

Happy Belated Father’s Day- The Nomadic Family Project NoManic Mondays Movie Series

Are you serious? Are you freaking me out in twenty different ways all at once? The crew has started this NoManic Monday Movies series in which each week they release a short clip that is beyond adorable (and makes us look really good and all). And so, this week, in honor of Father’s Day (because I’m always on my own little timetable and not with it that last week in the states was Father’s Day), here is a little video called “Happy Father’s Day- A Tribute to Kobi” and it’s just so beyond lovely that we’ve watched it like 4 times a day since they posted it.   Favorite part: Where Kobi makes out with Noah’s cheek and the dancing! Oh the dancing! (Noah’s from the film crew)Enjoy!   The Nomadic Family Project is a documentary film crew committed to sharing our story as inspiration to others. This is their unreal (and our favorite!) pitch video. We could not be more honored, more in love with, more blessed, and...

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Posted on Dec 3, 2013 | 10 comments

Day 2- Our 1st Waterfall & Kobi’s Lap Dances- Family Travel Blog, Annapurna with Kids, Nepal

Day 2- Our 1st Waterfall & Kobi’s Lap Dances- Family Travel Blog, Annapurna with Kids, Nepal

So you’ve asked how was the Annapurna Circuit and I gave you a prelude after we had seen the worst, the scariest, and all the near-death experiences playing in a reel before us. And now, slowly, I am opening up these videos, all of the live moment-by-moment footage I took with our family of 12 (film crew and porters), and then 10 (lost a porter) , and then as a tribe of 18 (with eight horses). I am beyond honored to relive, remember, and re-cherish all parts that made this a life-changing event for us all. And so, without further ado… here’s just one video that shows adventure, how inappropriate and sexually immature my Kobi is, and how adorably in-shock and great the film crew is! Surendra the Porter Saves Us from Death, That 1st Waterfall & Kobi’s Lap Dance- THE. V-I-D-E-O!    Surendra The Hero He’s totally wild, more wild than the other four porters put together, and ironically, he was our wise ruler. He guided and literally...

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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 Oct 30, 2013 | 39 comments

I Need A Vacation- When You Just Want Something Else, Somewhere Else, Somehow, and Now

I Need A Vacation- When You Just Want Something Else, Somewhere Else, Somehow, and Now

Naked, I stood there waiting for the water to turn hot. It did turn brown, but it never turned hot. I went to the restroom and practically fell off when the loose toilet seat teetered. In my annoyance, I realized something. Something huge. I don’t want any more cold showers. I don’t want to brush my teeth, my face, my body, my dishes, nor my food with brown water. I don’t want to sleep in any more tarantula- infested attics, nor in dilapidated wooden shacks sweltering in heat and decorated with mosquitoes as thick as fog. I don’t want to share my bedroom with the neighbor’s cats who have taken the area under my kids’ bed for a litter pan. I don’t want sand flies, or drunk drugged people around me. I don’t want to hold the computer up just so to get internet and I don’t want to eat junky, starchy, white-floured processed foods because I can’t find or can’t afford the healthy alternatives. I don’t want breathe...

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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 6, 2013 | 5 comments

The Competition of Life- Win a Week in Dakhla- Family Travel Blog Perks

The Competition of Life- Win a Week in Dakhla- Family Travel Blog Perks

We’re back from hiking the Annapurna Circuit and I feel deeply that with some reflection I will better be able to share with you what it all meant to us. I think with some time I will be more apt in carving my words just right. I believe that what I have to say is dramatically different from what Kobi and I had read online before taking on this huge project with our kids. No, the Annapurna is not an easy trail. No, we would not have taken our kids if we had known the physical and mental challenges we would face. Yes, it was amazing, and will be more so with some distance. At one point when we were already over the pass and in Totopani when Kobi went on a wild goose chase to reclaim his hijacked/stolen/lost/forgotten laptop, in tears, I told the film crew how I’d love just one uneventful day, just one day with no near-death experiences and hair-raising drama. Just one day. And for...

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Posted on Sep 24, 2013 |

International Media from The Lady with Purple Hair- Austrian Television Debute

International Media from The Lady with Purple Hair- Austrian Television Debute

So we met this nice lady with purple hair. We were outside House For Ren. The ‘t’ got cut off when they put a window in for us, and the shack with no electricity or water, a  hole in the plank going straight to the sea, was home. That was our life on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia and we were doing the laundry. Yes, out of a bucket, and yes, all the soap and the rest went back to the ocean. Welcome to life with the locals. When in Rome, and so, trust me, there are no better sane alternatives. So, my point was that we met a woman with purple hair. I’ve tried to have purple hair, unsuccessfully. Twice. Here’s a video from Magdelena, Peru that shows a tiny bit of it still left in my hair, and here I look amazing. And then, there’s an entire Facebook album of me looking like Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations. I’m stubborn, which you already knew from How To Piss...

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