“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.
RVHS: A Roadschooling Community
A mobile community for full-time RVers who homeschool their children.
Roadschooling with The Bare Naked Family
The story of a family who broke the mold, sold their stuff, bought an RV and hit the road full-time, teaching their kids the meaning of life all along the way.
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.
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.
Roadschool Lessons & Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
It’s a common argument when families tell their friends and extended family, “We’re going to live in an RV!” “But,” the response undoubtedly arises, “isn’t that dangerous?” And it’s a valid question, often posed out of love. Grandma doesn’t want little Johnny getting snatched up by these evil border hoppers or Suzy Q. getting bitten
Ten National Parks for Guilt Free Unschooling
Our favorites for letting the kids live wild…and learn a little something at the same time.
Roadschooling for Elementary-Aged Children
Actual lessons and curriculum, ideas and more for how to teach young children while traveling full-time or otherwise.
Blog Posts About Roadschooling
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”.