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Posted on Oct 7, 2012 | 15 comments

Just A Butt In The Wind- What Travel Can Do To Your Ego

Just A Butt In The Wind- What Travel Can Do To Your Ego

Hey, remember me? It’s Gabi. We used to be friends, you and I. We used to talk a lot, share a lot. Laugh and cry until the coca cola came up your nose (burns so badly) from the unreal, and overly embarrassing things I shared. Let’s see, we’ve talked about my kids knowing too much about sex, shitting in nature, and that famous entry that should never have been written (some say) fuck, fuck, fuck. Like any amazing friendship; we walk together, until it no longer meets both of our needs, and then we lovingly part ways, grateful for what we both gained from that precious time when we walked hand in hand. Now, I’m not gone. I’m not. I just don’t walk anymore here. I skip, I think.  I’m in a different phase/dimension/passion than I was then.  I’m still around, and still write here and there, but not like before. The Nomadic Family has shifted to reflect the changes in our lives too. So, what happened to Gabi?...

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Posted on Sep 23, 2012 |

Shitting In Nature- Huanchaco, Peru

Shitting In Nature- Huanchaco, Peru

I really am not trying to be crude and uncouth. I do have alarms going off (almost every time I curse saying ,”But what will they think? What does that say about you?) Clearly, the alarms were malfunctioning when I wrote my infamous “Darn, Darn, Darn” post; but, usually their siren is quite piercing.  So, we’ve talked about our children’s uncensored sex education, farting, disgusting backpackers and ugly gifts, and way too many intimate details. Surely, when you are camping for weeks on the beach of Huanchaco, Peru; you must, at some point, use the loo. And because, we will so not pay a sol (about 30 cents) x 5 x how many times a day we need to go, we went in the great outdoors. And, so, yes. (Sigh). It has come to this, friends. We have reached that point of intimacy in our relationship. And, from here forward, there is no going back. We. Are. Going. To.Talk. About. Shit. And not just ‘shit’ per say; but, worms...

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Posted on Sep 8, 2012 | 2 comments

Becoming a “Married” Sole-Traveler… or not

Becoming a “Married” Sole-Traveler… or not

Hi, Kobi here. Gabi is about to walk out the door for two weeks; and I want to share with you something that’s been on my mind for a long while. Traveling alone- what a treat.   On our long journey in so many countries,  we met so many travelers from all over the world.  Some were traveling for short periods of times; others for longer.  But the most distinguishing factor about the travelers was ‘traveling alone’ or ‘with others’.  When I say “traveling alone,” I don’t really mean alone- all by yourself.  The idea of traveling alone is the notion of meeting people that you like, in which you get to choose with whom to hang out with.  You can decide the location, the duration, the company, and the budget without any compromises.   On the other hand, when one initiates his or her journey as part of a group or a couple, he or she will have to compromise on many aspects of the trip.  Many times, I heard...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2012 | 2 comments

Family Travel Blog- Oh God! Nothing To Wear! – Question of the Week

Family Travel Blog- Oh God! Nothing To Wear! – Question of the Week

OK, so question of the week doesn’t come out every week. Surely, that doesn’t surprise you. I do what I do when I do it, so, if you don’t like it, bite me. 🙂 I really am just doing amazing other things like bringing free love to the travel blogging world, chit chatting with the all-awesome King of Cambodia, crashing Cambodian birthday parties, visiting temples, exercising daily, teaching spirituality classes, taking long leisurely dinners with my family… What’s a girl to do. So, sorry. I’ll get them out as aI can. So, ask me dear-God anything, and you know I’ll answer it.  “What clothing do you have as a backpacker?” It’s a fair question, and even an ungirly girl like me, likes to talk about clothes. So…Here it is. The ultimate breakdown of all that I have to wear. Everything I carry needs to be  efficient. Efficient in terms of color (does not stain quickly) material (easy to hand- wash, fast to dry, breathes in hot weather, not tear...

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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 | 8 comments

Chemically-Enhanced Food, and Time, for Your Birthday Son- Bembos;Lima, Peru

Chemically-Enhanced Food, and Time, for Your Birthday Son- Bembos;Lima, Peru

  I know, I know. I’m sorry for being out of order. For those of you who actually follow our adventures (bakker) and appreciate outrageous things like chronological order, it’s just too stiffing for me. You see, we’re now entering month 16 of family world travel and God, I have mountains of footage to share with you. I recorded almost every day something that i wanted to vlog about but… (here’s the catch) there were weeks on end that I didn’t want to be on the computer (how cool is that) and months that I didn’t have computer or internet access (even cooler) and days when i just sat around and played guitar or hiked with my kids or got really sad and lonely, and therefore, didn’t do my ‘online’ work. And so, there will two years + of vlogging adventures to share that may take another two years + to get out. So, sit back and know that part of this adventure is slowly, slowly finding gems from...

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Posted on May 19, 2012 | 2 comments

Leaving Our Beloved Huanchaco, Peru

Leaving Our Beloved Huanchaco, Peru

As every love story has its end, so does this one. We leave the very first place we camped out in; where we competed in that amazing sandcastle competition; where Gabi really started to run-run and super-long distances and every day; where we did nothing but walk the beach and watch the sunset every day. Ahhhh… Huanchaco.     Where the kids learn to surf, where everyone was shooting pictures of us as if we were celebs, where Gabi got tons of very cool attention, where we met Alejandro from the hostel who let me use free wifi, Victor the old man hanging out outside the restrooms, Kombi de Circo- those two adorable Argentina’s funding their trip as a moving circus act, Marco that great surfing instructor, Ivan the restaurant owner who let us set up camp in his yard, and the girls who worked the booths all day. Where I made the shit-in-nature-video that everyone had something to say about it, where we relaxed in unreal sunsets, and...

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