A Slow Southern Fall

Five years ago around this time of year, we started dreaming about full-time travel, and four years ago, those dreams became a reality. Our kids were 5 and 8 at the time (they’re 9 and 12 now), and when we look back on all we’ve experienced since 2013, we feel extremely …

Solar Eclipse Party August 21, 2017

Like a lot of traveling families, we became solar eclipse nerds a couple of years ago when we learned that a Total Solar Eclipse would pass through much of the USA. We made our summer plans around being in the path of totality (and remade them a couple of times), …

#myrivetedclassroom 2017-18

This year we’re starting our 9th year of homeschooling, and I can’t tell you how thankful we are for every single year, especially as our boys embark on 4th and 7th grades this year. Homeschooling is something we’re passionate about in the Orr family, and while we’ve consciously made sacrifices …

Home for a Bit

We really weren’t sure how this summer would go since it was the first summer since we started traveling full-time that we were free agents, out on the road with no real agenda and plenty of road to burn and places to see. For the past 3 summers, we’ve been …

Memphis

After deciding to speed up our journey to the southeast for the fall (making it there for the end of summer instead), we sped across Kansas, stopped at a sweet little state lake for a weekend and started to feel the heat rise. (Kansas state lakes are amazing and free, …

Mt. Rushmore and Badlands

After spending quite a few months out west this spring/summer, we decided to make a sprint towards the Dakotas, enjoy the 4th of July fireworks, see a few sights and head north before making our way to Georgia, but the Badlands in July proved to be extremely hot and dry. …

Spokane, Washington

What to do when you need access to a major airport for a work trip, but you’ve been enjoying living in the wilderness for a couple of months? Head to a big city and make the most of it. That’s what we did during seemingly the hottest part of the …

Glacier National Park

In all of our travels, Glacier National Park is the only place that rivals our favorite spot so far (Acadia). The hiking is stellar. The park is breathtaking. The Ranger-led programs are top-notch. And we even found a sweet, secluded boondocking spot just 20 minutes from the west park entrance. …

Yellowstone National Park

This year we built our summer plans around getting ourselves to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks before the crowds. So, we arrived at the park even before the snow had fully melted in the south, found a stellar boondocking spot just outside of West Yellowstone (Targhee Creek), and made our …

Grand Teton National Park

Growing up, I never really was a mountain-loving girl, but over the past 3 and 1/2 years of travel around this country, I have come to crave the mountains. So, the Tetons and Grand Teton National Park were absolutely a must this spring. We were pleasantly surprised at how much …