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The Evolving Emotions Of Full Time Family RV Travel

The Evolving Emotions of Full Time Family RV Travel

When we were living in our house and started planning for this life of full time family RV travel I was ready for an exciting and happy life of travel. What I have come to find out is that it IS exciting and happy but it is also a roller coaster ride of emotions. You would think with being on the road for over 2 years we would have it all figured out. Not quite. Not even close actually. We are just now starting to realize the type of travelers we are. We have tried the go, go, go kind…

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How We Afford Full Time Family Travel

How We Afford Full Time Family Travel

I know everyone wants to know how we afford full time family travel with 4 kids and 2 dogs. I know I want to know when we see other families living this life, so here you go. I will be as transparent as possible in explaining how we are LEARNING to afford this lifestyle. I say learning because I don’t think we have it all figured out yet. First and foremost we lowered our burn rate. Your burn rate is the amount of money that you spend each month. Our Bills for Full Time Family Travel Here is a look…

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Unschooling Resources

Unschooling Resources

This post may contain affiliate links. A lot of people ask us about what we do for homeschooling our kids. After looking into a variety of methods we decided to go down the Unschooling route with more of a focus on Radical Unschooling. Going this route means it is more of a lifestyle then just a school choice. It also means having a great set of unschooling resources to tap into when we have more questions than answers. The reality of it is it is really hard to explain in an email, a post, or even a conversation what Radical…

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Top Gift For An Adventurous Kid

Top Gift For An Adventurous Kid

This post may contain affiliate links. If you're looking for the top gift for an adventurous kid, hands down it is the Tiny Big Adventure Slackline Kit. What the heck is a slackline you may be asking yourself. It's a new outdoor activity that is skyrocketing in popularity not only for professional rock climbers and canyoneers, but for regular folks as well. The slackline is essentially a ratcheting strap, very similar to the one you may have used to secure cargo in your truck or on your trailer. The difference is the slackline gets attached to 2 trees or some…

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How A Full Time Traveling Family Does Halloween

How A Full Time Traveling Family Does Halloween

Holidays are always tricky when you travel full time. For the big holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas), you have to decide whether or not to make the trek back to your hometown to spend it with friends and family. This usually means cold and snow for most of the country. That's part of the reason we left! For other (less extended-family oriented) holidays, like Halloween, there are other challenges. Such as, where are we going to trick or treat? Halloween in Arizona This year we were in sunny Arizona for Halloween, which offered a much different experience than we are used…

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8 Tips For Deepening Your Family Bond On Vacation (From A Full Time Traveling Family)

8 Tips For Deepening Your Family Bond On Vacation (From a full time traveling family)

Deepening our family bond is one of the main reasons that we decided to travel full time. In the beginning we thought it would be super easy to make that our focus. In reality it wasn’t since there were so many other things that came up by living a life of full time travel. Things like becoming entrepreneurs, planning where we were going to be traveling to, moving days, and overall the fear and inconsistency of this lifestyle. It has taken us time, but we now feel like we are making a move back into our family bond being at…

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How We Became A Full Time RV Family

How We Became A Full Time RV Family

Being a full time RV family was not a longterm goal for my husband nor I. It wasn’t even a thought in our heads. So how did we get to this place? I’ll start from the beginning... Before Being A Full Time RV Family Craig and I started dating when we were 15. Before we could even drive! We have been together ever since. Yup, high school sweethearts. Funny thing is my parents are high school sweethearts and Craig's are middle school sweethearts. Must be something in the genes.   Throughout the time we dated, we went on a few trips that…

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RV Kitchen Accessories For Your Family RV Trip

RV Kitchen Accessories For Your Family RV Trip

This post may contain affiliate links. RV kitchens are small. But that’s OK. You really do not need to bring everything and the kitchen sink into your RV kitchen when taking an RV road trip, long-term traveling, or moving in full-time. The list below will help you with what you should bring for your RV kitchen accessories. We strongly believe that to make the most of your RV trip you want as few things as possible. Reason being most RV’s are small and the less things you have the less cluttered your space will feel and the more relaxing and…

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15 Tips For Hiking With Kids

15 Tips For Hiking With Kids

Hiking with kids . . . is fun . . . seriously it can be! When we started full-time traveling, we weren’t a big hiking family so it has taken some time for all of us to figure out how best to hike as a family and we are definitely making progress. We have gone on a hike over 6 miles long with our 4 kids under the age of 9! https://youtu.be/M1jbgTq9u5Y Hiking with kids can be an awesome time and a great way to bond as a family. Below we share 15 tips on how to make that happen: 1.…

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7 Things We Hate About Full-Time Family Travel

7 Things We Hate About Full-Time Family Travel

1. Leaving Family and Friends We wrote a dedicated post on this one (The Hardest Thing About Life On The Road) and this still is and will always remain the #1 thing we hate about full-time family travel. It is definitely something we question. Living nomadically was never in our plans, then all of a sudden, it was. The thought of leaving our friends and family behind made us sick to our stomachs. Yet once we had this idea in our head we knew we would regret it if we didn't try. I wouldn't say that over the years it has gotten easier, but…

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