“Sure, it’s nice to do while you’re young…”
We hear this all of the time. And while we were quite young when we began our travels in 2008, well, we’ve been following the calling of the road for quite some time. When we began, our oldest son was already 8. Since then, his 2 younger brothers were born on the road, and they’re all of school age by now.
So, what to do? Well, teach them as you go, of course! Anyone can be a teacher, it just takes patience, time and a little creativity. Here are our guides to doing just that.
A thorough rundown of road schooling from a family of six who’ve done it for years and years now, from pre-school aged children through high schoolers. Resources, testimony and advice.
Roadschool Lesson Ideas for the Traveling Family
Over a dozen specific ideas for lessons for teaching your kids everything from reading and math to how to create their own video game.
Raising Kids on the Road
Notes on how to raise up those children on the road, and why it is absolutely the way to go.
Roadschooling with the National Monuments: Fossils & Dinosaurs
This camping tour from South Dakota to Oregon is a season full of exploring fossil remains like everything saber-toothed cats to those favored Jurassic “terrible lizards” and even more obscure creatures on the way. The views along the way aren’t bad, either.
Roadschooling with the National Monuments: Slavery, the Civil War and Civil Rights
A journey from Ohio, through the South, exploring the history of oppression our nation has suffered upon black people, from the first slaves brought to Virginia through George Washington’s role and into the Civil Rights Movement.
Roadschooling for Elementary-Aged Children
Actual lessons and curriculum, ideas and more for how to teach young children while traveling full-time or otherwise.
Ten National Parks for Guilt Free Unschooling
Our favorites for letting the kids live wild…and learn a little something at the same time.
Dear American Dream
A traveling mom’s breakup note with corporate America.
Hiking with Kids
Thorough explanation of how to turn hiking with kids into a success. Covers what to bring, and not bring, and hiking with kids by age.
Interviews with Roadschooling Families
Mali Mish Airstream
An interview with a family of five who travels the United States in their Airstream travel trailer.
Salty Kisses on a Sailboat
Carl and Carly met on a boat, so that their life would lead full circle to a life lived on the ocean-with their three kids-was perhaps simply fate.
Exploring the Local Life
Jessica and Robert, along with their two children, two cats and dog, travel the Southeastern US in their travel trailer as Robert works as an airline dispatcher.
The Roaming Nomads: From Germany to the US & Back and Forth Again…
A family of three from Germany immigrates to the United States, adds another little one on the way, can’t figure out where to settle down so just travels the world instead.
The Bodeswell VW Family Travels the World in Their 1971 Volkswagen Bus
This family of three has traveled from Alaska to Argentina, coast to coast in the US, and who knows where to next!
RV Wanderlust: Raising Teens, Toddlers and Driving Around the World
A family with children of vastly differing ages, some already off to adulthood at this point, begins anew with a toddler while traveling the US in an RV and the world in a Jeep.
Roadschool Lessons & Articles
The Game of Point
A fun and simple game to teach sportsmanship and kids to catch and throw balls and frisbees.
Parenthood Straight Outta the Trailer Hood – A BareNaked Anthology
Jenn and Greg were roadschooling and full-time RVing when people still said Information Super Highway. Their kids grew up. This is what empty nesters do when their kids go off to live their own adventures.
DIY Travel Binder Printables for Kids on the Road
Fun, printable activities for kids in the back seat of a road trip.
Kids Camping Printables to Take into the Outdoors
Free downloads that kids can print and use while camping.
Is Full-time RVing Safe for Kids?
A look at the subject from all sides of reality.
Blog Posts About Roadschooling
Nature Deficit Disorder
Sydnie makes an escape plan, from COVID, from being trapped at home, her kids with too much screen time, her husband quarantined away from the family. The story of family taking life by the reigns and exploring nature as the cure to it all.
Home Schooling Around Southeast Asia
Deleuze’s family travels Southeast Asia while worldschooling their son, Luka.
To Inspire in My Children…
What I hope traveling as youths will instill in my boys as they grow into young men.
Reading, Writing and Arithmatics
A look back over our year with roadschooling Tristan and thoughts about the general education process of a life next to the yellow lines.
Tristan’s Last Day of School for 2008
Roadschooling: First Grade Edition has come to a close for 2008 and will start anew in January of the New Year, but here are a few notes about how it went thus far!
Tristan’s First Day of School
Tristan’s first day of school complete with guitar strings, bike rides and brought to you by the letter “S”.