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Ultimate Roadschool, Homeschool USA Road Trip

March 19, 2015

Scientist Randy Olsen’s American Roadtrip Map.

The Wanderschool crew is getting excited for our Ultimate American Homeschool Roadtrip!  Though we don’t have plans to follow Scientist Randy Olsen’s algorithmic mapping, which recently went viral and reveals the best way to quickly visit the 48 contiguous states, we are nevertheless psyched for miles and miles and a few more miles of driving.

According to Olsen’s math, a non-stop driving route, that hits major destinations in the USA, would result in a 9.33 day route of 13,699 driving miles.

I think potty and “I’m soooooo hungry” breaks for 4 kids will easily add up to 9.33 days alone–not to mention the cummulative time of pit stops spent looking for “misplaced” pencils, journals, erasers, flipflop mates, and ipad chargers.   And somehow I suspect that we’ll drive an extra mile or two beyond 13,699.  🙂

Happy Wandering!  Happy Homeschooling!





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  • Reply Marcella Vedin September 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Hello! My name is Marcella. I am 45, widowed, and recently retired from nursing. I have 5 kids. My girls are grown and on their own, 21 &26. My 2 middle boys are living with their father and can’t leave their video games to even go to Disneyland for Christmas. They are 15 & 17. My youngest is my 10 year old son Kai. We have been planning a road schooling trip across the country for the last 3 years, at LEAST. I bought a huge motorhome at first and it was too big for me to drive. I kept hitting things. Some things I never even felt. Others would give resistance but at 34& a half feet long with a class A you just put on the gas and it goes! Anyway, I just bought a 31 foot class C and it’s wonderful. Feels almost exactly like my truck.
    I’ve never homeschooled before. Road schooling or world schooling is exactly the avenue I was looking for. My son struggles in school and 4 schools now won’t even test him for dyslexia. Just got my text book for the Parent Qualifying course that Washington State requires for homeschooling in WA. I read the laws and since my domicile is my RV I have to go by the laws of the state it registered in. I’m heading across the country with a child by myself!!!! I am so excited. Am I totally crazy? Everyone I know thinks it horrible.

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