One Ordinary Family on an Extraordinary Adventure

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Our Adventure in Japan

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How can you condense Japan into just 5 minutes? Well, you can’t of course. When Brian set out to put this video together, he first chose all the favorite pictures that told all the best stories about our amazing time in Japan. A day later, he was still whittling them down because we didn’t think it […]

Following Dreams into the Future

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I’ve been reflecting lately on the right path for our future. Like many people, I keep hoping for that nice easy path that so clearly points in one direction. Apparently, life doesn’t work like that. Too often, it feels like I’m sitting right here trying to decide which way to go. I look back sometimes, […]

And Then We Packed Up and Moved to Ja...

At the airport, preparing to move to Japan.

This post has been a long time coming, and it will not even remotely begin to cover all that has transpired in the past few months. The short version: We now live in Japan where we are exploring life and culture, and we are just having an amazing adventure. The long version: Well, that is […]

6 Things We Learned From Traveling Ac...

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For the past three years, our life has been pretty centered on travel. Even though we did not leave California until March of 2014, we had been preparing to move into an RV and explore the USA for quite a while before that. Once the decision was made, we started downsizing. Then there were a […]

How Far Would You Drive for Chocolate...

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A couple years ago, when we were first talking about living life on the road, we started talking to friends about the idea (Actually, we broached the subject with everyone we met). Audra, a friend from high school sent me a message. “If you come visit,” she said, “I’ll bake cookies.” I took note of […]

Taking in Some Southern Culture: Pig ...

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A friend posted this picture on Facebook today. I didn’t think it was fair to post that when we were so far away. It brought back some good memories of a pig roast his family had invited us to last fall and made me just a little sad that we aren’t down in North Carolina […]

Our National Parks: Economical &...

Family hike at Lassen Volcanic National Park

With summer in full swing, many families are looking for vacation ideas that are affordable and fun. National parks and monuments are often overlooked destinations that provide opportunities to visit some of the great wonders of this land at a very reasonable price. Many national parks also have campgrounds in the parks where you can […]

One Year Traveling | Brian’s St...

Steamtown National Historic Site

 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. Today, Brian shares about the fears and concerns he had about leaving the familiar behind. One […]

One Year Traveling | Dominic’s ...

Dominic checks out the day's itinerary at Gettysburg.

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. Technically, Dominic isn’t the one dictating this story. He’s just two, and his vocabulary is still […]

One Year Traveling | Olivia’s S...

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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. So far, Olivia is the only one of our crew who has had the distinction of […]

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