More of the Best Educational Apps for the Kindle Fire…

Here are a few more educational apps for the Kindle Fire that we have found and love for screen schooling.  These are in addition to the apps listed under the “Best Educational Apps for Schooling with the Kindle Fire” button that is in our right sidebar.  These will be added to that list soon, but […]

Creation & Earth History Museum, Santee, CA…

The Creation & Earth History Museum has a great health display!

Did you know that there is a creation museum right outside of San Diego?!?!   The Creation & Earth History Museum is located in Santee, California. We spent 2 weeks at an RV resort near San Diego, so we decided to check it out (along with a few other must-visit San Diego destinations).   The […]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – what a treat!

The sample bar at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA.

This year has been quite a different experience for us than the previous 5 (yes – can you believe we are working on our SIXTH year of traveling!?!).   We realized that we were skipping some great stops just because we had been there before – but that was years ago, and the littles were […]

Willamette Heritage Center

hands-on exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, OR

Part of our love of traveling is the opportunity it gives us to learn about new places and their history!  While we were in Salem, we were able to learn about the Willamette Valley’s rich heritage (Oregon Trail buffs here, so it was right up our alley!). Off topic, but did you know that nearly […]

Love the NPS Jr Ranger program? Check out WebRangers!

Learn about the National Park Service's online Web Rangers program,and earn a patch for learning about our National Parks!

One of the activities that we actively pursued in our RV travels is to visit as many state and National Parks as we can.  The kids do the National Park Service’s Jr. Ranger programs at many of the national parks, and most of the kids have over 100 badges/patches.  We really enjoy the programs as they are generally […]

Great travel games and activities, and how to take them along (part 1)…

Kids antsy in the car?  These are some of our go-to’s for road-trip friendly travel games for kids; all enthusiastically approved by my tribe, who travel over 20,000 miles a year. 😉 *Art supplies – for the younger crowd, self-contained sets of art supplies are great – I found this cute travel portfolio, which zips […]

Free guide to the 12 Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites…

I’m not going to turn this into a travel freebies site, but I hate it when I find out I missed out on some fabulous travel deal. lol.  So, I wanted to share this in case anyone else was interested…roadschooling stuff can be difficult to find.  The Notgrass Company is offering their Laura’s Little Houses: […]

Jr Ranger program 101…


During the 5 years that we have been on the road, one of the activities that we have consistently tried to do is to visit our country’s National Parks no matter where we are at.  We want to introduce our children to the wonders of God’s creation, and we love that National Parks make that […]

George Washington Carver National Monument, MO…


One of the days that Vaughn was gone driving for Samaritan’s Purse, the kids and I took a little road trip.  Baxter Springs is on Route 66, and we followed that highway into Missouri, through the little town of… and into…where we drove by the new Joplin hospital, which is still getting the final touches […]

Ride ’em cowboy! at the National Cowboy Museum, OKC…

OKC has one of our favorite museums; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or better known as just the National Cowboy Museum… It is unique, and has so many widely varied exhibits that there is sure to be something to please everyone in the family!  The lobby of the museum boasts the original The […]