Baby makes six

yaron and hagit

Baby makes six

2012 - New Zealand, Vanuatu, Thailand

2011 - 2 and a half weeks in the Caribbean. not relaxing considering the children are 1 and 4. but very enjoyable

2010 - Ariel was born and all four of us took Hagit’s maternity leave for 2 months of travel in Europe

2009 - 3 of us traveling in different groups in Austria, Norway, England and a few business trips around the world

2008 - join us on an adventure with our 1 year-old baby to Turkey

2006 - On the road again this time with my lovely wife. if you are reading this then you are traveling with us on our honeymoon (Hong Kong, China, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar)

2003 - From La Paz to New Orleans in buses over 8 months (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador,Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba)

2002 - Nepal, Everest, India

2001 - Climbing Kilimanjaro

2000 - Costa Rica, Chile. Argentina, Brazil

Asia » Philippines » Cebu March 4th 2019

Current group: Yaron 45.4, Liya 11.5, Ariel 8.8 I'm not a beach guy. I cannot sit and do nothing as expected from someone at the beach. I was never able to spend hours rolling "from stomach to back". I get restless. Check my phone. Walk around, look for what there is at the end of the beach. Dig a hole in the sand then build a large pile with the sand I just dug out. Go eat something. Look at my phone some more. And that covers just the 1st hour. So going the the Philippines was not an obvious choice for me since it is a nation comprised of over 7000 islands. All these islands are surrounded by... beaches The beach experience so far has been more than tolerable and has even exceeded my expectations. ... read more

Asia » Singapore February 26th 2019

I'll start at the end - Singapore is an amazing city. It is now a candidate to be add on my short list of great cities together with New York and London. But Let's start at the beginning.. I have not blogged my trips since 2012. Not for lack of opportunity . We have traveled as a family in 10 countries on 3 continents. The immediacy of Facebook and Wattsapp defused my will to sit down a week or two after the fact and write down what I did and what I felt. We send photos in real-time, get the prompt likes and comments so sending something written in delay seems redundant. However, traveling alone with 2 children I find myself in need to share my experience not only through a few photos on an Instagram ... read more
Singapore -EFFECTS

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island December 19th 2012

In which our heroes reflect on this wonderful country that they are now leaving We slowly converged on Christchurch this week. Very slowly not only because we avoided large cities for the last 2 months but also because is the place we fly off from ending our trip. So we lingered in the different stops on the way in many places just doing nothing except for seeing the views during the days and admiring the perfectly clear southern skies during the evenings. On the night before we had to return the campervan we slept near the Pacific Ocean right on Pegasus Bay. In the morning we bid farewell to this wonderfully large ocean. The bulletin board explaining the different tsunami warnings explained that there is nothing between us and South America. The ocean kept on ... read more
Hoarse hear nebula  - I
wind swept trees  - i
most southern point in NZ - I

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island December 8th 2012

In which our ungrateful heroes complain about New Zealand and find ways to thrill themselves We finally got to that state of bliss in which we do not know the day of the week. Were we in Milford 2 days ago or was it 5 days ago? We were also progressing nicely with our plans, starting the week mid-way through the south Island and this allowed us to just flow. No need to plan what we do or tick-off “must do items” .It allowed us to wake up I the morning and decide f we want to climb something, drive somewhere, ride on something . That’s not to say that we didn’t travel hard. Still waking up very early and going to sleep late and had a very active week. Some things about New Zealand were ... read more
Dart Valley - I
Yaron's skydive - I
Hagit's Skydive - I

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island December 1st 2012

In which Hagit writes her thoughts – which are always interesting, insightful and emotional A few months before I got pregnant with Zohar, we already planned that when the baby turns 2 months, we will go to New Zealand. I am used to people's comments prior to our trips: how will you manage? Well, you did it with 2, now let's see you with 3. Are you out of your mind? How will you bath the baby? The kids will miss kindergarten (!?????) etc. Well, I have some of those thought myself but I make them to be quiet. I always prefer a 2 month trip over 2 weeks, the pre-packaging is the same, but in a 2 weeks trip until you get into a trip mode and the kids understand their new routine, you ... read more
Scott beach  - I
Arriving to South Island
walk at Pupu spring  - I

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island November 24th 2012

In which our heroes rent a campervan, wander here and there in Middle Earth looking for “things” and finally end up sleeping in front of awesome views. Returning to New Zealand we rented a campervan that will stay with us almost till we fly home. We barely found any time, or energy to write anything. We have very long and active days. The alarm is set to 7AM just in case one of the children does not wake us up earlier, and there is still some light out at 9:30PM so we rarely go to bed before 10:30PM. We were waiting for a rainy day to relax and write but lucky we have seen almost no rain and when it came we were either in bed or driving so it never interfered with our activities ... read more
Te Puia geisers - I
seals - I
sleeping in the far south of the north island   I

Oceania » Vanuatu » Efate November 16th 2012

In which our heroes arrive to a non-western country, become guests in a local parish, backpack to a remote island and twice try to get stoned but are unsuccessful. If you drill a hole through the earth from Israel you will emerge in the South Pacific. The closest land to that point will be a one of the most remote islands in the world, the small island of Rapa Iti in French Polynesia. In my mid 20s I was sure that by age 40 I will find myself on Rapa but having passed my 39th birthday and understanding that getting to a location that is served by a once-in-a-few-months transport ship taking 3 weeks to arrive is probably not a possibility in my current obligations. So I pushed the timeframe for getting to Rapa to ... read more
Mele waterfall - I
Vanuatu Kids
Vanuatu cannoe

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Northland November 9th 2012

Week 1 – In which our heroes arrive in a very far place, acclimatize, and see more green and blue colors then they thought were possible. We arrived to New Zealand and already a week has passed. The flight Usually parents dread flights and cite the flight as an excuse for not traveling with children. We, on the other hand, understand that the flight, no matter how exhausting, is a onetime event that just needs to be overcome. But this time around we were worried. Two back-to-back 10 hour flights is not easy even for an adult traveling alone to endure. We were facing over 36 hours door-to-door of sleep deprivation, baby holding, children crying hell. After a day of work. This should surly rank as inhumane and unjustly cruel together with waterboarding and torture. Our ... read more
Auckland skyline
Bay of Islands
Whangarei Falls

Middle East » Israel October 31st 2012

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by the incomparable Dr. Seus Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. . . . You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. In which our heroes create life ... read more
balloon festival
Rosh HaNikra grottoes
bicycle made for 5

The last days of our trip were spent exploring St Kitts and St Thomas. St Kitts, one of the smallest nations in the world was a lovely surprise . A small island we circumvented in a day with nature and history and a lovely beach to dip ourselves in. By the end of the week-long cruse we got into a perfect routine. Every day the ship would arrive at a different port. We would eat breakfast on the Lido deck (deck 9 – mid) high above the port as the ships slowly anchored. Then we would go on shore to do some exploration on our own. After returning in the afternoon we would go eat some ice-cream (deck 9 – aft) before showering in our room (deck 2 – aft - starboard) . We would then ... read more
Kayaking tour
Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

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