Our family of 6 plus our dog sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around North America since May 2014. If we aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach, we are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US!
We love talking about RV life and the reality of what it means to live in less then 200 sq. feet with a family of 6 and a dog. We are honest and open about the reality that it isn't all a vacation and there are a lot of challenges that come along with this lifestyle.
We also like to share all the cool places you can visit and things you can do with kids around North America. There is no reason that travel and adventure have to stop when you have kids. Traveling with kids adds a whole other element to the experience and is an amazing way to deepen your family bond and to grow as a family.
We will also discuss the ins and out of RV living around how we unschool our kids, how we plan where we are going to go, what we love about full time travel, what we hate about full time travel, what the hardest part about it is, and the questions you should ask yourself before making the decision to hit the road full time as a family.
We will also share how we afford full time travel and talk about how we started a virtual business in order to fund our full time travel lifestyle. The freedom it has given us to live our dreams and be in control of our day and time is amazing.
Living in a camper isn't always rainbows and sunshine, but it definitely makes life interesting and we are so excited to share it with you to hopefully help inspire you, help you plan to get on the road with your family, or just to answer some questions you may have about this lifestyle!
CFA 11: 2020 Recap and BOOK LAUNCH - Full-Time RVing With Kids: An Insider's Guide to Life On The Road!!
The PODCAST is back!! After taking a little hiatus from the podcasting world, we're back with a 2020 review as well as an exciting BOOK launch announcement!!
2020 was quite a ride in itself, but it took a toll on our travel plans as well as our podcast. We're back to talk a bit about what we did last year and where we went.
Also, we have a BIG announcement! Bryanna wrote a book! It's called Full-Time RVing With Kids: An Insider's Guide To Life On The Road and it's all about the RVing lifestyle with a family.
You'll get an insider's look at what full-time RVing looks like, if it's a right fit for your family and how to make it a reality!
To order the book, head over to Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YH5LF2C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_69QS5DWX0Q2EQ5918Q0F
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CFA 10: Insights After 3 Years Living, Working and Traveling Full-time with Kids
In this episode we share where our head was at after living, working and traveling for 3 years with 4 kids and 2 dogs. It is interesting to see over the 3 years how our perspectives change and how much we have grown as individuals and as a family.
Links to blog post we wrote after 3 years on the road: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/3-years-of-full-time-rv-living/
And a new post we have on RV Living: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/rv-living/
Some of our favorite destinations we have traveled to: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/things-to-do-in-destin-florida-with-kids/ and https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/things-to-do-in-glacier-national-park/
Plus tips on planning your own RV trip: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/planning-an-rv-trip/
CFA 9: 2 Years Living In An RV With 4 Kids and 2 Dogs
In this episode we talk about the 14 things we have learned after being on the road for 2 years with 4 kids and 2 big dogs. Each year that goes by we are learning something different and adjusting more and more into this lifestyle while figuring out what the heck we are doing with our life.
We never realized how much this lifestyle would help both of us grow as people but also how challenging it would be for our relationship. It is definitely not all rainbow and sunshine! Come learn all about what we thought after the 2 year mark.
You can also read all about it here: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/rv-living-with-kids-2-years/
CFA 8: Our insights after living 1 year on the road with 4 kids and 2 dogs
This is the start of a 3 part series of insights on the road. Each year we've been on the road we've learned new things. Over the next 3 podcast episodes, we'll talk about some of the insights we learned after living 1, 2 and 5 years on the road.
In this episode, we talk about the insights we learned after living one year on the road including thoughts on the RV lifestyle, how much stuff you really need, friends and many more. Check it out!
10 Things We Have Learned From 365 Days Of Living and Traveling In An RV: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/10-things-we-learned-from-365-days-of-living-and-traveling-in-an-rv/
10 Unexpected Things about Living in An RV: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/10-things-about-living-in-a-rv-full-time/
Reciprocal Museum: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/saving-money-with-a-reciprocal-museum-membership/
How To Camp For Free In The USA: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/camp-for-free-usa/
Thousand Trails: https://thousandtrails.com/
National Park Pass: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm
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CFA 7: 5 years on the road and 4 rigs!
Is there a perfect rig for full-time family travel? Come hear about each rig we bought, what we customized in it, why we bought it, and what our thoughts are on the perfect rig for full-time family travel.
We have since bought a 5th wheel - our 5th rig :) in 6 years on the road. You can read our review now after having the 5th wheel on tips for finding a great family RV: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/family-rv/
Links mentioned in this podcast:
Newmar Kountry Star 3910 Class A Diesel Pusher walkthrough: https://youtu.be/JW5Ja8r8hXQ
Winnebago View 23J class C walkthrough: https://youtu.be/LusurR-ptOQ
Winnebago Micro Minnie 2100BH travel trailer walkthrough: https://youtu.be/TqnHZDJ30nQ
Winnebago Micro Minnie 2100 BH travel trailer 2nd walkthrough after mods and upgrades: https://youtu.be/FWjYWEOrYEE
Jayco JayFlight 267BHSW Baja Edition 30 foot travel trailer: https://youtu.be/PLR4ROEB_-A
Blog post about why we downsized: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/why-we-decided-to-downsize-our-rv/
Baja posts: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/baja/
Apps for weighing at a CAT Scale: https://weighmytruck.com/get-the-app/
Online resources for weight and help making sense of all the numbers: http://towingplanner.com/ and https://learntorv.com/weigh-rv/
Post about remodeling your rig:
CFA 6: 14 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Traveling Full-time with Your Family
Today we talk about 14 questions to ask yourself before traveling full-time with your family. These questions will help you figure out if full-time travel is right for you and your family. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Check out our blog post on this: https://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/14-questions-ask-making-decision-travel-full-time-family/
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Just got into podcasts and zoomed through all you got! Dreaming of RVing and I need more! Keep up the great work - guess I’ll have to buy the book 😉
Helping us gear up
My family if 5 and I are gearing up for a 180 day trip. Your podcast is helping us put the voices together.
Love your insight!
I’m enjoying this podcast a lot! My family of 5 is going to be taking 6 months-a year to live in an RV (I know you say longer, but it’s looking like this amount of time for us right now) - we have twins (4) and an almost 2 year old! Would you mind sharing the best products/types of things you find essential to have with you on the road? Mostly I’m wondering about kitchen utensils- like, coffee maker, plates/cups (glass?! Probably a dumb question lol), blender? These are things I use alllll the time but mine are huge. Thanks for the insight!!