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Posted on Feb 7, 2013 | 7 comments

Never Give Up On Your Dreams 101- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget World Travel with Kids

Never Give Up On Your Dreams 101- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget World Travel with Kids

We are living our dreams this second, and this second, and this second. We are. And so are you. Some dreams may be so big and more evident, like I’m traveling the world or I got over my fear of sharks (not yet, let me start my open water certification next month and we’ll talk). Some are really small and perhaps fall more important, like I didn’t blow up on my kids tonight even though I discovered all of the dirty dishes they were supposed to wash from lunch under the bed, or I will close that Facebook tab and get some real work done and actively work toward the goals I have set for myself. All goals and dreams, and all in their proper place and time. And so, in honor of living our lives Kicking-The-Ass-Of-Every-Excuse-Not-To-Make-Your-Dreams-Come-True , I’m going to do something I’ve never done before… I”m going to republish the really amazing article I wrote about making dreams come true, all the dreams I’ve accomplished since leaving...

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Posted on Feb 2, 2013 | 10 comments

2222 Likes for 2-2! Somebody Pinch Me! Fart. – The Nomadic Family Travel Blog, Budget World Trravel with Kids

2222 Likes for 2-2! Somebody Pinch Me! Fart. – The Nomadic Family Travel Blog, Budget World Trravel with Kids

Seriously, sometimes you just pinch yourself. Like when I was on the back of David’s motorbike with the Bull Riders of Dalat (Facebook album) with the crisp Dalat air whipping my face and that perfect sky opening her arms in that sweet harmony that only Mother Nature knows to sing so sweetly. Oh, her palette just then, and my sense of being fully alive, was breathtaking. Last night was a long pinch-me moment, too. Kobi and I came back from a long walk. Actually, had we known it would take us two and a half hours in the Vietnam afternoon heat to reach the Vin Pearl Land Water Park on the outskirts of town, we would have taken a taxi. We wanted to see if they’d invite us as guest (aka: free) but the managers had all gone to Hanoi for some party. So we’ll wait until Monday. So, focus. Remember, that is our key word lately: focus. Focus on 2222 likes and farting, otherwise, I would tell you...

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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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