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One Year Traveling | Sophia’s S...


This week, the family is taking over the Learning Across America blog. Each family member will be sharing their stories about our first year of full-time travel. Pull up a camp chair, and see what we’ve been up to. A Year of Travel | Sophia’s Story: Hi. I’m Sophia Godfrey and I am 12 years […]

One Year Nomadiversary |Learning Acro...

The Godfrey Family

For the past year, our family been on the most amazing adventure. It really started about 3 years ago with a seed of a dream that we carefully nurtured and cultivated until it grew and grew and basically overtook our lives. In a good way, of course. We decided that the best way to teach […]

If You Find a Town With Your Last Nam...


A few days ago, I posted a slightly revised version of my farewell column. Here is one of the first. That’s the fun of recreating the blog–everything is topsy turvy. It’s my very lame Doctor Who version of recreating time in a nonlinear fashion. This story first ran after our first really big trip. In […]

Transitioning to Learning Across Amer...


When going back through my files and finding what I’ve written–trying to reconstruct the blog I crashed without benefit of the computer and files I used to write most of the pieces–I came across this piece. It was the last Learning at Home column I wrote for the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, and it ran a […]

Preparing to Travel is a Journey of i...

Our version of the Mayflower

Taking a walk down memory lane today. This was originally published in November, 2012, while we were in the planning stages of our great RV adventure.  In September 1620, Susanna White stepped aboard the Mayflower along with her husband, William, and her son, Resolved. Before she left, I imagine she sold or gave away most […]

Lessons from Gettysburg

Cemetery at Gettysburg.

Planning a Cross-Country Adventure “I want to stand on the battlefield at Gettysburg and cry,” I said. “That sounds patriotic I suppose,” the man said, using a tone that told me that he found me to be completely nuts. While some regarded our initial plans with surprise or curiosity, the person I met that day made it […]

Travel and the Special Needs Child

Love riding in the backpack with Dad.

Travel and special needs child It is no secret that we think travel is an amazing way to learn about our world. With a large family, making travel happen can be challenging at times. Those challenges can be amplified when traveling with a child with special needs. We have been blessed with a son with […]

Yep. We’re the Family in the Ma...


When we go out in a crowd, it always seems like I spend most of my time counting kids and making sure I know where everyone is. So before we started traveling, I decided that I wanted to get some matching shirts for those days when we’d be in a crowd. We might look a […]

Meet the “Learning Across Ameri...

The Godfrey Family

What kind of family would give up the “American Dream,” trading life on a small California farm for life on the road? Who would trade stability for adventure? That would be us. We’re the Godfrey family, and in 2014 we moved into our “vintage” RV and decided to see the USA in a grand, open-ended […]

RV Across America |The Short Version ...


For the past year or so, we chronicled our stories here. And then one night, in a cough-syrup induced delirium, I pushed the wrong button. It wasn’t the “Do you want to change your password?” button. It was the “Do you want to delete this blog and send it into complete oblivion?” button. Yeah, it’s […]

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