How did we get here?

 It definitely wasn’t overnight. We’ve been dreaming of being a world schooling family for years, but the logistics of making that work for our family eluded us. We continued dreaming while working on growing our online businesses and waiting to find the right opportunity, or for the right opportunity to find us. Well, it happened. On June 25th, 2017 Dorky Adventure Dad got canned. We were looking into upgrading our living situation and had JUST received a pre-approval letter for a 160,000 dollar home loan. Needless to say we really felt like the rug got pulled out from under our feet.

When we were trying to make sense of everything, a little seed of a thought got planted in D.A.D.’s head. What if this was the opportunity we were waiting for? I said he was off his rocker, but he figured if we could buy an RV outright and for less than 5,000, we could travel around America. And the very next day he found the listing for our Happy Adventure Home.

In the coming weeks we were very busy as we revamped a 1990 Winnebago Chieftain. From painting to reupholstering we made it into our home. We will be living full time in our Happy Adventure Home while we travel the country exploring new adventures in every state.

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Fun Family Adventures
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Santa’s Village Jefferson, NH

Most of y’all know by now that Dorky Adventure Dad is the one who plans out our routes and adventures. When he told me we were going to Santa’s Village I thought, “Hey, that’s cool. A Christmas themed amusement park. Cool”. That was pretty much it. Little did I realize that the moment we walked in we would be transported to a truly magical place. When that Christmas music reached

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Story Land, Glen, NH

Because we live this amazing travel life we have the opportunity to experience so many different types of amusement parks. Most of them are geared towards big kids and adults with a few things for younger kiddos sprinkled in here or there. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to find an amusement park that is geared specifically towards young kids! That’s what we found at Story Land. There

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Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT

Sometimes bigger adventures can be found in smaller packages. We learned this lesson recently after our visit to Quassy Amusement Park. Our visit there came on the heels of our trip to Hershey and I was worried that Quassy wouldn’t hold up in the eyes of our adventure kiddos. My worries were quickly put to rest! We found out that less space in between rides means less hiking for tired

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RV Improvements/Repairs
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Our 1990 Winnebago Chieftain Makeover

The Remodel: When our 1990 Winnebago Chieftain arrived I knew we had some work to do. I only gave us a month to do everything so we had to work quick. The first thing we did was fix the ceiling. Once that was done, the old heap didn’t look half bad, but we still had a lot of work to do. The next thing was gutting what we didn’t want

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Adventure in RV shopping

After deciding to go full time RV living I only gave us a month to prepare. The longer we stayed in our stationary home the more we would pull out of our savings.  Which also meant the less likely we were able to make a dream our reality. I started perusing Facebook marketplace, and Craigslist for RV’s in our price range. I immediately found 2 class A RV’s under $5,000.

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Planning our Full Time RV Adventure

The Planning: We still had our big check from the IRS in the bank as a cushion. It totaled around $7,000. I had to figure out how we could buy an RV, do any maintenance and remodeling, and live off the smallest amount of money possible. Being a numbers guy and a computer guy, I used spreadsheets to write out our bills and total them. During this time I realized

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How we decided to go full time RV

The Backstory: We were stationary living the usual life. I (Dorky Adventure Dad), was working a full time job and starting up my website design business. I had no time really with the family except on the weekends. I did the usual wake up at 7 am go to work, then get home around 7 pm. This only left time for dinner, bath, and bed. The neighborhood we lived in

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We’re the Lawrence family.  We’ve sold *nearly* everything we owned and moved into our 1990 Winnebago Chieftain.
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