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Hello fellow travelers. We are a family of 6 travelling the USA for one year looking for adventure and excitement as we spend intentional time with our children. We will be living out of our RV, happily named Penelope London! She is a 44 1/2ft Travel Supreme Select which we have outfitted for family travel. I would like to have any advice on things we might run into or stuff we should be aware of while living in a RV. This is our first time doing this so I am open to wisdom!
our blog is found here @ aughinblog.blogspot.com

Help me out with great places for families to visit, things to see, things to do and such. Any great recipes for a RV cook, well please let me know! Any great campgrounds to go to, I would love to know!

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I like to use Roadside America when traveling.
Enjoy your adventure.

Free Campgounds and Free Campsites can be used while traveling and need to stop overnight.
It's not camping, just an overnight stop.

Also, you can Boondock on BLM land.

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There are so many things to do in this country that it would help if you told us what your family's interests are. Do you like visiting historic locations or do they enjoy more physical activity sites such as hiking, rafting, etc?

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When I read your title of your post I thought you were crazy. After taking a real fast look at your blog I changed my mind. Looks like you got a plan, and the needed funds to support it.

AAA state trip books have a nice section in them of star attractions for each state. They make it pretty easy to scan and figure out what is worthwhile given your interests.

Given your family I'm guessing the National parks, Disney (Land and World), both oceans, a couple of mountain tops, and a few national monuments (Statue of Liberty, the four heads, etc...)

Have fun, take lots of pictures so the younger ones can remember easier.

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Well we love to see new things in nature. Hiking, exploring, being together. We love to see museums, parks, learn about history, experience that history. My kids are 9,7,5,3 so anything that will stimulate them learning in a positive way is OK with me. We are going to be in the northeast until early December then making our way down to the keys and Miami area around the new year. We will then be on a west coast I10 route to southern California until around March when we will be going up the PCH. We will finally make a launch up to Anchorage around the beginning of May. Anything along that route to offer will be helpful.

In regards to finances. I have 7,400 budgeted a month for our travelling experience. 1K of that is just in fun and adventure stuff. So if something is expensive but worth it I am all for it.

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Touch base with this family:

Kellogg Family


Sounds like a great adventure!!!

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Do not miss the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yellowstone, Yosemite.

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All areas of this nation have beautiful natural places to explore and history abounds. In Florida the Gulf of Mexico beaches are spectacular and the freshwater springs are the largest and most plentiful in the world. The first Europeans to come to this place landed right here on the coastline of Florida and there is plenty of history to explore.


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Google "full-timing with children" and you'll get many sites with wonderful ideas. Have a great trip. Your children are very lucky!!!


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Some random thoughts:
Join Passport America Campgrounds. www.uscampgrounds.info and www.allstays.com/campgrounds are excellent.
The 3 & 5 year old kids will not remember much of this trip.
Need to do the Grand Canyon and southern UT on the way to CA.
Early May is too early to head to AK as it will still be very cold.
I would go from OR to Yellowstone/Tetons, Glacier, Banff/Lake Louise and then on to AK at the beginning of June if you are not going to do them on the way south from AK. They will be cold too in May.


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