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50 State RV Tour – Solo Mom Travel

October 27, 2017


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.

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Naughty Airlines, Shame on You for Cashing in On Seat Fees and Forcing Families To Sit Apart

April 28, 2016

Last year, the kids and I checked the Contiguous 48 States off of our travel bucket list when we road tripped around the USA in our 31-foot Motorhome.  With two States left to tackle, Hawaii and Alaska, I was psyched to recently find a rock bottom flight deal on Air Canada for our family of six (including hubby this time around, YAY!).

I was thrilled, as in over-the-moon excited, to have found the deal, which would save us two thousand dollars over another major airline carrier’s best offering.  The itinerary was pretty close to perfect, too, with reasonable layovers and plane changes for the kids.  I was even more excited because in my pre-mamahood days, Air Canada (AC) was my airline of choice and it had been several years since I had last flown on AC.

I bought the tickets.flight

My credit card was charged.

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Solo Road Trip Across America and Back With 4 Kids

March 22, 2016

It’s hard to believe that around this time last year, I had begun my 48-State RV Tour – 1 Mom + 4 Kids in a 31 Foot Motorhome.  To say the adventure was life changing is an understatement. Not a single day goes by that I don’t miss the experience or reflect on how it has shaped my life–or the lives of my children.


The view on the day I launched the solo USA road trip with my 4 children.

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