The last week has been a flurry of activity as we prepare for our 6-month journey. All of that preparation comes to an end tomorrow, when we “soft launch”– aka, camp in our friends’ driveway.Continue reading…
We’re 4 days away from leaving on our big 6-month RV trip, so we should probably have at-least a vague idea where we’re headed. Plans will likely change, but here’s what we’re currently thinking.Continue reading…
In order to make our 6-month trip more financially sound, we have been planning on renting out our house. This has been one of the more stressful parts of preparing for this trip. Fortunately, we’ve recently found some great tenants, and we couldn’t be more relieved.Continue reading…
I’m going to try to get in the habit of tallying our miles and expenses for after-trip summaries. This is a summary of our 2-week trip up and around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington last month.
Our two-week Olympic Peninsula trip was our longest trip yet in our Airstream travel trailer with the girls. The trip was long enough that we could start to get a bit more of a feel about what long term life on the road might be like with our young kids. Here’s a few things that we noticed.
Before setting off on our longer RV adventures, we took an airplane trip to New England to visit family and friends. We had a great time catching up with old friends and seeing family, but the trip was also a good reminder of how stressful travel with young kids can be, especially when they are sick.
Today was the last day at my job that I’ve held for 8 years. The decision to quit wasn’t easy– it’s was a great job, working with great people, on problems that make a difference in people’s lives. However, weighing what I am giving up against the opportunity of exploring the country together as a family has made the decision a whole lot easier.
Here’s the rough adventure plan.
- Quit job
- Buy a camping trailer
- Go on some shorter test trips
- Pair down on our belongings
- Rent out our house
- Go on a long trip (~6 months)
- Figure out what to do next
Two and a half months ago I put in my resignation for a job I’ve had for the past 8 years. My last day is in about a month.
I enjoy my line of work. I work with great people, I work on interesting problems, and my work makes a real difference in peoples lives. However, right now given the choice of going to work 40 hours per week vs. not going to work at all, I choose the later (actually, my wife Sarah and I made the decision together).
Why? Read on.