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RVing tips & inspiration

Inspiration can be easy to find and plentiful so we’ve taken the time to compile the top recommendations for you through personal experiences.
boys in front of state capital building

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Check out these roadschooling adventures!

Keith and Tia Sims take their boys on the road to bring learning to life, outside of the textbooks. Here are a few of their favorite roadschooling adventures.

Sims at State Capital

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Tips for Planning Roadschooling Trips

As parents, we always want our kids to do better than we did. That goes for everything, especially education. Whether you send your kids to school every day or choose to educate them at home; we all want our kids to be well-educated, well-rounded, and happy individuals.

Keith and Justin at Science Center

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Roadschooling Tool Kits

So you’ve heard a lot about this term “roadschooling“, and you’re interested in getting started but you have no clue if you have the tools to pull this off. You are certainly not alone and that’s where we hope to come to the rescue. We’re here to tell you that with a few essential tools you can jump in with both feet and feel confident in your quest to conquer roadschooling!

3 boys studying at picnic table

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What in the World is Roadschooling?

Roadschooling, like homeschooling, can take on many different forms and no one method is better than the next. You just have to find out what works best for your family. Do you have one child or several children in several different grades? Are you a long-term RVer that needs a very light and portable curriculum? Or do you travel sporadically throughout the year? Do you like the guidance and ease of working from an out-of-the-box curriculum or do you like to develop your own course of study?

Top Tips For RVing With Kids

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Top Tips For RVing With Kids

We are so thrilled that your family is starting RVing! We know that there seems like so much to learn just to get started and we are here to help. RVing has changed our life for the better and we bet it will change yours too. Here are the top 5 things we wish we knew before we started RVing with our kids.

Father's Day Camping Trip

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Father's Day Camping Trip

I’m convinced that if you fall in love with the RV lifestyle, your perspective on so many aspects of life changes. It’s not that you don’t enjoy new gadgets or other material things, but to me, you learn to adjust their place in your heart. For me, I’m a self-confessed gadget guy. I could spend hours wandering the aisles in stores like Best Buy. So, when my wife approached me and asked about a gift for Father’s Day, it would be easy to point her towards the last “must have” gadget but all that has changed…

Exploring A Different Side Of Memphis

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Exploring A Different Side Of Memphis

If I say the words “Memphis, Tennessee”, what are the first things that come to mind? For many, we are sure Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley would top the list. For others, Memphis is definitely known as a great place to get incredible barbecue. Both of those are true and as we headed to Memphis, we wanted to see some of the best-known sites, while experiencing some of the lesser known must-see sites. All of this is from a local’s point of view. The only problem was figuring out where we would stay. This can be one of the most important decisions you can make when selecting a campground close to a major city.

School On The Go

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School On The Go

THE 2018 FLORIDA PARENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

FMCA Rally Recap

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FMCA Rally Recap

The thought of attending an RV rally is something that just doesn’t excite our family. We have attended a few NAARVA rallies, and even an FMCA rally two years ago.

Girls RV Getaway

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Girls RV Getaway

Many ladies are intimidated by the thought of taking the RV out on their own. This is especially true if you have only gone RVing with your husband and the kids.

A Trip To The Epcot International Food And Wine Festival

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

What is the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions Disney World? Most people would say Mickey Mouse, Magic Kingdom and loads of kids with their parents in tow. Oh, and let’s not forget about strollers! Yes, I will admit that I love taking the whole family to Disney World.

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Our RV trip planning can take so many different forms including national parks, experiencing the magic of Disney, a beach vacation or a simple weekend getaway. No matter the trip, we always try to work in a little bit of homeschooling education. We’re not always successful but you have to try, don’t you? When I first learned of the full solar eclipse, I knew I had to be there to see it in person. I knew this would be a different kind of trip, having grown up kind of a science geek, and wanting to be an astronaut.

Fathers Day Trip

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Father's Day Trip

One of the biggest benefits of RVing is making lifelong memories, but like most African Americans, I didn’t grow up RVing or camping. Therefore, I just don’t have those childhood memories or pictures from camping trips. I’m not sad about that. I guess I’ve kind of taken extra joy in taking my own kids to do something I wasn’t exposed to as a kid.

NAARVA - Southern Rally - Take Two

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NAARVA Southern Rally Take Two

What is it about RV rallies that make us a little queasy? Typically, RV rallies aren’t high on the list of things to do for families with kids. When we first got the invitation, we were a bit apprehensive about attending a second NAARVA rally. NAARVA stands for National African American RV Association. Our first rally, while it had many pluses, also had its share of minuses.

An RV Mom’s Meal Planning Tips

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Meal Planning Tips To Save Time Money And Stress

As a mom of three young boys, I am constantly in search of recipes and meal plans that are nutritiously yummy. I read labels and try to stick to organic grocery items or at the very least non-GMO foods.