Accidental Unschooling
We’ve been in Wander Bus for 5 weeks and in that time I gave us permission to take a break from homeschooling and just be. It’s been a wild adjustment, especially those early days (something I chronicled in my last post, Urban Life to Skoolie Life), but what I... Read more
From Urban Life to Skoolie Life
Our first bedtime in Bussie that felt familiar and encorporates parts of our routine. We’ve been away from the blog for awhile. Almost 2 months, actually. I’ve tried a few times to sit down and update but its felt incredibly overwhelming to describe chaos as you are living in the... Read more
Coleman Road Trip LXE Propane Grill

We love cooking outdoors, especially when camping. There’s just something about the open air and flame-kissed food. Part of the problem with camping and grilling is that it’s just messy as heck.

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10 Family Must-Dos in the Quad Cities
Over the weekend we took at trip to visit Jason’s parents (and my lovely in-laws) who live in Milan, IL an area known to many as The Quad Cities. Now, let us not argue over exactly what cities are a part of this whole “Quad” group, because as I... Read more
Dear Garage Sale Buyers…

Last weekend we held a Garage Sale as part of our downsizing and preparation for full-time RV living, and let me tell you, I may never organize another Garage Sale again.

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A Setback
Well, we knew something would happen sooner or later. All RVs have issues (I type this as we are passing an RV that is smoking on I-80 through western IL), and 14-year-old school buses are bound to have their own set of problems. We drove the bus to Kansas... Read more
Where’s the Nearest Hospital?
Children’s Mercy Hospital ER Entrance. Photo by Our Wandering Family  Life on the road has a lot of perks, but today, as I was taking my youngest to a local children’s hospital here in Kansas City, MO, I realized healthcare is a vital reality for us as we travel... Read more
RV Camping in Chicago
Getting Legal: Registering a School Bus as an RV
We knew this would be an issue. There are lots of horror stories online about the runaround people get from their state’s DMV or DOT trying to convert their new School Bus’s title into a private RV. It’s a necessary step for several reasons: registration for a bus—which is considered... Read more
Teaching in America’s National Park System

When we set out on an adventure, it’s our job to prepare for the teaching moments when they surface. We put our children in situations that will stimulate their minds, and then we follow up with activities that will keep the learning experience rolling. There’s no better place for our family to practice unschooling science, social studies, and even physical education, than in the National Park system.

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