In 2015, we took off on a 50 State Adventure. 1 Mom + 4 Kids. In a 31 Foot RV. Mom in the driver’s seat. My tween as co-pilot and expert navigator. My 3 others as entertainment crew. My husband flew to meet us around the country on weekends. We completed the contiguous 48 States that year in just under 6 months. In 2016, our family flew to Hawaii (our 49th State). In early 2017, we flew to Alaska to complete our epic 50 State Tour.
You can read about our adventure on our blog. But quite honestly, the posts are few and far between, as we spent more time adventuring and driving than writing or documenting the details of our adventure, other than through photographs.
Along the way, we raised awareness and money for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. We named our mission Miles of Light in honor of my children’s grandfather and my husband’s incredible father who took his life in 2014. He was a beautiful being who would have loved hearing our road stories.
Our story was featured on She Explores. You can read that here.
Our photos can be found on Instagram @wanderschooling.
There is nothing quite like the RVlife / vanlife / full-time travel / nomadic lifestyle and experience. It is life altering. Every mile, every road forever shapes everything ahead.
We are so glad you found us. We hope you’ll wander with us. Follow us on Instagram and we’ll follow your family adventures back.
The kids checking out MTV’s Beyond the Wall Video Installation on launch morning in New York City’s Herald Square.
I don’t think I will ever get tired of spending time in New York City, especially during these homeschooling years. Every. Single. Day in the city is a new adventure. A new learning opportunity.
From the time we step out of our apartment door in the morning, it’s immediately apparent that the day is one of fresh discovery–with or without the best laid plans. There’s no room to be bored in New York City. Well, unless perhaps you are a 13 year old who tells you the city is such a boring place and other places, like Connecticut are much more ‘happening’…. Really??? At least when she’s hangry (because the siblings can’t agree on where to eat lunch)…after food, the city is such an exciting place. Go figure.
Now that October is here, it feels like we’re on the final approach to wrapping up the year. I have neglected to post regular updates this year, primarily because it has been a somewhat chaotic year with lots of projects and travel–while worldschooling, of course–sprinkled over the months. It’s not that I haven’t had things to say or share. In fact, at any given time, I probably have at least a dozen posts swirling in my brain that I ‘intend’ to post, along with hundreds of photos that I would love to share.
To get ahead of the holiday rush, I’m going to do an early wrap up with some travel highlights from the year.
It has been a fun and exciting year of travel. Some of the places the kids and I visited or stayed at for extended periods of time this year included: New York City, NY; Miami, Florida; Maine; Vermont; New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Turks & Caicos; Quebec, Canada; Switzerland, France, and Iceland. And we aren’t done yet. We still have additional 2016 travel planned before we ring in 2017.