One Ordinary Family on an Extraordinary Adventure

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 […]

It’s Amazing What You Find When...

Dominic was declared perfectly healthy and ready to travel.

Once we made the decision to downsize our home and life, move into an RV, and cross the USA at a leisurely pace, we had a lot of work to do. It took us several months go through our belongings. It is amazing how much stuff accumulates, especially when there is room to store it. […]

Don’t Wait Too Long to Live You...

Roasting the perfect marshmallow.

This column originally appeared a couple years ago in a newspaper column I used to write. Our very first RV trip seems so long ago. The First Camping Trip “This is the best day of my life ever!” he said. His eyes shined as brightly as the campfire in front of him. Atticus pulled his […]

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 […]

RV Park Review: Williamsburg RV &...

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Williamsburg RV & Camping Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia is part of the Thousand Trails system. Since we have a zone pass, we often choose parks that are affiliated with Thousand Trails in order to save a little money on camp fees. We stayed at this RV park in May, 2014. Choosing this park was simple […]

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