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Posted on Oct 28, 2013 | 1 comment

Random Updates: Love DaLat, Vietnam, Thermal Conductors, & RTW World-Schooling Pulling Teeth, Months of the Year

Random Updates: Love DaLat, Vietnam, Thermal Conductors, & RTW World-Schooling Pulling Teeth, Months of the Year

I always thoughts that vlogs were so cool. So, to give you a taste of that, here’s a video. That’s the entire post. You click “read more” and the tricky and cool part is that there is nothing to read. YOU WATCH. Yes, this was way back when I used to so my “Gooooooooooooooood Morning Vietnam!” salutation! Yes, we’re currently hiking the Annapurna Circuit with the best The Nomadic Family Project film crew in the world. And yes, we still want your comments loves. We love you! Gabi ——————————————————————————————- We’re determined to inspire others to lead the lives they are meant to. The Saving For A Dream e-book is your first step towards making that dream come true. It is also a kind, generous donation from you to help us continue our voyage. So, buy it for yourself or a friend. Thank you, Kobi, Gabi, Solai, Orazi and Dahnya Klaf  ——————————————————————————————————————————– Wanna really really help us out friends? You can directly empower us to continue our travels. Did you...

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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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Posted on Mar 10, 2013 | 2 comments

My Big, Fat, Drunk,Vietnamese Wedding- The Nomadic Family Budget World Travel Blog

My Big, Fat, Drunk,Vietnamese Wedding- The Nomadic Family Budget World Travel Blog

No, we weren’t drunk but God, they were! What kind loving beautiful people! What an honor to be invited! One of the few sober guests who ALSO spoke English explained to me that to honor the bride and groom, everyone gets very, very drunk. 🙂 So, we were lovingly (and a tad too aggressively at times) grabbed, danced with, sat down, and invited (peer pressure!) to smoke and drink. My drunk table friends kept filling my beer, which I kept asking Solai to casually pour on the floor so as not to offend. We tried but weren’t cunning enough to pull it off, so I just kept miming that I need to drive the motorcycle home and can’t drink. They all nodded and kept yelling out “YO!” (‘cheers’ in Vietnamese) to another round, and another, and another. Yes, we appreciated every minute of that glorious invitation. Yes, we understood why the kids spent most of the time outside waiting for us as we tried so hard to respect the...

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Posted on Feb 28, 2013 | 24 comments

You Ask: What Should I Do In My Two Week Vietnam Vacation? The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog

You Ask: What Should I Do In My Two Week Vietnam Vacation? The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog

Vietnam is a wild and crazy world perfect for vacation travel. It’s also very, very long meaning if you really want to see all there is to see, you’ll end up spending way too much time on buses, trains, or, if you can splurge, in flights. As you know, friends, we’re not on a two week vacations to Vietnam from America mentality, even when we have a very limited of time. In our one month in Thailand, we spent 19 days in Kanchanaburi. In our one month in Vietnam, we spent 21 days in DaLat. Why? Cuz we don’t like that gotta-go-travel-hysteria-rush-travel that leaves you exhausted when you’re done. We’re passed feeling the urge to see this waterfall or that mountain. And though we do see and love it, we’d rather go slowly, settle down, feel what it means to become a citizen/community member, and get to know people deeply, not shallowly. So, my advise on what to do for your fourteen days in Vietnam can only be based...

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Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | 10 comments

God, Please Tell Me I Didn’t Just Say That- Everywhere,Globe

God, Please Tell Me I Didn’t Just Say That- Everywhere,Globe

  Is it worse to refer to your Costa Rica landlord as a prostitute or worse to call your Panamanian host a cow? Would you rather die after you’ve explained to a group of Peruvians how to cook potatoes in urine or after you’re wrongly-translated “Seize the Day” speech to the Argentinian became a sexual invitation? No, wait. Maybe miming that you need vaginal infection cream in Cambodians more God-take-me-away-now than  being cursed out for laughing when that truck driver told Kobi his grandmother just died? And which do you wish you could take back more: the Latin American YouTube video where you refer to his curls as mattresses or Vietnamese one where you explain what you tried to say before you got spit on? Hmmm… It’s a tough world out there when you waltz around with an inflated ego that allures you to foolish believe, again, that you can speak multiple languages. It stings you in the ass, right where you deserve it, when you make a total...

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Posted on Feb 23, 2013 | 2 comments

You Ask: How Do You Afford To Travel So Long? Money Saving Tip # 28: Other People’s Clothing Video- The Nomadic Family Travel Blog, Budget World Travel

You Ask: How Do You Afford To Travel So Long? Money Saving Tip # 28: Other People’s Clothing Video- The Nomadic Family Travel Blog, Budget World Travel

I just made up #28 cuz it sounds like a good number. Who was I? Where was I when I was 28? Oh, I became a mom at 28, almost didn’t finish my Master’s degree, and Kobi just got fired from Hewitt & Associates so we did what any unemployed family with a 2 1/2 month old would do– we bought an RV and road tripped from Texas to Oregon. Yeah, it was then that Kobi worked for the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) listening in to Hebrew-language drug dealer conversations and transcribing translations into English for the drug force on-call, ready to jump. Things got exciting, to say the least. He’s also been an ice cream truck driver, diamond salesman (with that suitcase handcuffed to him sort of terrifying thing), Dead Sea beauty products vendor, youth adviser, waiter, bouncer in a club in Israel, and a whole slew of computer jobs in big companies too like Price Waterhouse Coopers. And we were talking about… saving money, tip #28: Other...

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