We decided to leave fulltime RV living for awhile due to our crazy hectic work schedule and because the kids were craving the stability of stationary life (and they desperately want a dog). We decided upon the city of Tyler, Texas which was a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas/Fort Worth which was where we left to get on the road fulltime nearly 3 years ago.
Adulting is hard and making the decision to settle back down was definitely not an easy one. But stayi...
Living in an RV fulltime with kids can present a few challenges when you add kids to the mix. Time alone is one of those challenges. Last year, while travelling in Canada and visiting family, one of my awesome cousins took the kids for a slumber party so Tom and I could have a date. And while I'd like to say that we had an awesome date, the fact is Tom flew in that day from Dallas, having a full week of on-site client visits and was so exhausted he fell asleep while I dropped the kids off at my cousin's.
As a roadschooling family, there is a lot of planning that goes into, well, living. There's the menus, the trips and experiences, the budget, the down-time, the birthdays and anniversaries, the curriculum, the goals and dreams for the future.
I'm not an app-style of planner. Google is great for many a things, but not for keeping things straight in my brain. The internet and apps and tech just add to the overwhelming feeling that I'm missing something. It's just not a simple, practical tool for our style of travel and our f...
KOA has always been a great place to fill in the gaps in our Ocean Canyon and Coast to Coast RV Park Memberships. Most of our stays with KOA have rated well above average and we appreciate the consistency that the brand offers to fulltime travelers like us.
KOA offers 3 levels of parks which cater to different categories of travelers:
Each level offers a unique experience. Journey parks are ty...
For several years, Tom has excitedly anticipated the day he would receive that coveted number. The number that magically lets the world know, you have made it in the world of networking. It's a prestigious number to hold and carry, and the opportunities afforded it's owners broaden beyond the average network engineer.
This sounds amazing, and I'm sure it is; however, today's CCIE is not the same as it was just a few short years ago. How would I know? I'm a creative. I have no desire to architect grand networks. I enjoy the...
When beginning our RV nomadic lifestyle nearly 2 years ago, we had no idea where to start and what memberships were of great value. We made some great decisions and we made some really BAD decisions when it came to paying for different memberships. I’m going to present the membership experience we have had with Ocean Canyon and Coast to Coast and compare it with why we did not choose Thousand Trails and how we fill in our membership with independent parks and our KOA membership.
LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA HOTEL -WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Our son Ethan turned 8 about a week ago, and when planning his first birthday away from our home state of Texas, we wanted to do something special. Because we travel fulltime and have little room for birthday presents, gifts come in the form of experiences instead of too many things.
Last year on our trip to California, we had the privilege to go to both Disneyland and to Universal Studios. This year we did not want to get caught up in the lines or the hype of these two p...
While traveling through California for the second time, we knew we would be close to San Diego around the time of our son’s birthday. Last year we visited Disney and Universal Studios as well as the USS Midway Museum and Belmonte Park.
We knew we wanted to do something different this time in the area. With our son turning 8 years old, we knew Legoland would be perfect for him. We also wanted to visit the world famous San Diego Zoo and maybe even Knotts Berry Farm.
We had already purchased our Legoland tickets; however, hinds...
When Tom said we were going back to California for work instead of going onward to the Eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, I was bummed. Traveling the Eastern half was going to be a huge undertaking in the span of only one year. And, now we were looking at finishing the tour in 18 months. However, in the RV lifestyle more than anything, change is a given. So, with a renewed sense of making it work, I began looking at what opportunities we would have while we’re here for Tom’s job.