Roadschool No RV Needed!

Roadschool, no RV needed? This probably sounds funny coming from our house. Our family has been on the road for almost six years in our motorhome exploring America’s backyard. What started out as a “few weeks” to make a cross-country loop to visit the west coast became a ten-week adventure that covered 17 states. It was during that summer our family discovered that wanderlust was a way of life.

Fast forward to current roadschooling adventures with the Road Trip Teacher crew. We have a home base in Florida in an RV ownership park. We love the weather there and it’s where you can find us many long stretches during the year, not just in the winter. But, we also the Midwest and travel there frequently as well. In between, there are jaunts and special trips. Alaska is still on our radar. Maybe next year. Along the way, we’ve learned that roadschool can happen anywhere, anytime, no RV needed.

Roadschool Moms

The Roadschool Moms podcast was born along this journey to encourage and inspire families in the same mindset. Nearly 200 broadcasts have been added to the Ultimate Homeschool Radio library  as resources for education, mama-hood, and life on the road. The first 165 episodes were recorded with my sassy co-host Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families. After KT stepped away to pursue fulltime ministry along with her family,  Holly Giles, creator of The Giles Frontier, joined the podcast to fill the co-host shoes with her own sweet and sassy style. Her family doesn’t live in an RV but they have plenty of roadschool experiences of their own.

It is the perfect time to remind roadschool moms everywhere that you can explore roadschool adventure from the back porch and behind the wheel! We are on a mission to encourage and inspire mamas everywhere to use each day as a gift for the next roadschool adventure. Hit the replay to hear more about this idea that will unsabatoge your homeschool and your life.

Roadschool from the Back Porch

Holly shares her love for nature and the desire to bring other homeschoolers to the outdoor learning lab found in so many places all around us. It’s obvious she thrives on the works of Mother Nature and is quick to point out the many learning opportunities that anyone can pursue from wherever in the world you are. As a matter of fact, that revelation proves that anyone can be a roadschooler! This backyard naturalist gives many examples of how easy it is to embark on a learning lifestyle revival. Looking for more direction? Check out the many Adventure Classes held by The Giles Frontier this spring! Hit the replay to hear more of Holly’s inspiration and encouragement.


Roadschool from Behind the Wheel

Reflecting on the past few years, I remember how many projects that Holly has been an instrumental part of such as the Blaze New Trails episode as well as the Morning Time by Nature show. Last summer, I took the Road Trip Teacher crew on a quest to visit many of the Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites during Holly’s Prairie Life book club. A few of those jaunts were taken while hotel hopping. I didn’t know it then, but I was learning to roadschool, no RV needed. God had a plan all along. He is never late, He is never early. God is always right on time.

Later in the episode, Mary Beth talks about her middle schooler’s recent educational detour. While her focus for this year’s rolling homeschool is on Notgrass History resources, the Road Trip Teacher admits that her 8th grader is on a wild ride learning adventure like no other. After a seemingly ordinary family fun day at Six Flags, her roadschooler is on a quest to learn anything and everything about roller coasters. Sound crazy? Listen for the details to see how this plays out.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 165 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. But these roadschool defined adventures don’t stop there. Holly Giles, founder of The Giles Frontier, and Mary Beth Goff, creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling from the back porch of your home and behind the wheel across America’s backyard.


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