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Posted on Feb 5, 2013 | 9 comments

The Time I Almost Died In Las Vegas- The Nomadic Family Budget World Travel Blog

The Time I Almost Died In Las Vegas- The Nomadic Family Budget World Travel Blog

Have I told you our Vegas story? It’s a really good one in which I thought I was dying and committed to make a scrapbook conveying all the life lessons and memories I wanted my daughter to most remember after mom was gone. You see, we drove to from Houston to Vegas after Kobi and 4000 of his best friends were laid off from PriceWaterHouseCoopers when the US hi-tech bubble started to burst. We sold our ice cream trucks, bought a pop-up trailer, and loaded our 3 month-old only child into a car seat that she would end up spending ten hours straight screaming in. Actually, due to our little road trip and our unrelenting determination not to drive an inch without her bucked in, she would turn instantly hysterical at the site the car seat. And, of course, after doing all the normal comfort-your-baby-stuff that didn’t work, we’d turn the radio waaaay up and try to unsuccessfully drown out her misery. Our road trip, The US in Twelve...

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Posted on Jan 14, 2013 | 5 comments

From Da Lat Mountains to San Francisco Valley- Nomadic Family Travel Blog For Long Term Budget World Travel With Kids

From Da Lat Mountains to San Francisco Valley- Nomadic Family Travel Blog For Long Term Budget World Travel With Kids

After seven long months in Cambodia, we finally crossed borders and went on to Vietnam.  Though it is still a neighboring country, the culture differences are humongous. We got used to the niceness of the Cambodians, we got used to the Khmer language, and we got used to just living there. We do miss Cambodia dearly. Our first exposure to Vietnam was through Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).  Though the city is fascinating in many ways, we found it very energy-consuming.  The massive traffic that does not let you cross the street [watch the video below], the never-ending vendors that bother you every 2nd inch of the way, and the overpriced everything that we had been buying for much cheaper in Cambodia. Take a look at the traffic in HCMC And when you ask why this costs five times more then your neighboring country, you get the same reply “this is Vietnam and not Cambodia”.  They are right in a way but still, this is not Europe as well. ...

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Posted on Aug 30, 2012 | 2 comments

New York City – Our Big Rotten Apple

New York City – Our Big Rotten Apple

“Time flies.” I heard this phrase so many times in my life.  Not fair. Not fair at all. It flies when we’re having  a great time; but when it’s tough,it freezes as you inch your way out of hell. I sit here, month 19, calm as a meditating lotus. I’m in room 52 of the Garden Village Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Doing a ‘looking back’ and the memories flood and swoosh from the time we left home 19 months ago, with 3 kids, 8 backpacks, and 10 passports.  It started out very painfully. We were confused, exhausted, sick, angry, and… I  should probably stop the list right here. Like Dorothy’s house swept up into a foreign land; strangely, I feel like I’m going back there, and then. Lotus flower? She’s gone. Heart beat- accelerated, palms-sweaty; curse words- spewing. Hard times like our arrival to Bangkok arise. It is in those moments,those huge international first-step moments, when we really ask ourselves what the fuck we’re doing. Beginnings are always...

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Posted on Sep 20, 2011 | 3 comments

The US in Twelve Minutes

The US in Twelve Minutes

Life is not a dress rehearsal. We believe that this is our one and only shot at life, and nothing guarantees that we’ll even be around tomorrow. Hence, when we set out for this nomadic family world dream; we also hoped for a smaller USA RV dream. We found a Cruise America deal for only $12 a night! Unreal!  We loved experiencing the desert, snow, mountains, rivers, new friends, and (best of all) hearing our kids speak in English! This entry depicts that journey. Below,  we posted an amazing 12 min video of this RV Trip. Life In an RV     Here’s Arizona, Utah, and Colorado in 12 minutes. We LOVE this movie! Delicate Arch   Virgin Snow...

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Posted on Jul 30, 2011 |

The Grandparents in Houston

The Grandparents in Houston

Our kids know very, very little of Gabi’s parents. My mom and her husband live in Houston; my dad and his wife and daughter live in Panama; and we have lived for the past 7 years in Israel. This trip was a great opportunity for us to reconnect our kids to their grandparents. Here’s a mix of video and pics that we captured in Houston that reflect some of the grandkid/grandparent bonding we hoped for. Exploring Greater Houston with Their Grandparents At the Famous Houston Children’s Museum AT Walmart!!! I so missed Walmart At the Houston Health Museum In the kitchen with Grandmother, most important explorations! In NASA with Grandfather Nechemia On the way to Kemah Nail Polish:it’s 32 seconds of pure joy. i think it is moments like this that we hold on to in our hearts for a long long time. looks so simple, so nothing really, but it is so much. just sharing, one generation doing for the another one. one of the reasons we just...

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