This Family Sold Their House to Travel the Country in an RV


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Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like throwing caution to the wind and taking off on a road trip on a whim? One family from Colorado upped the ante a bit and sold their house to tour the country in a Winnebago.

Kathy and Peter Holcombe talked about their adventurous idea for years, and one day they decided to just take the leap. The couple sold their home in Boulder, Colorado, purchased an RV, and hit the road with their young daughter for a once in a lifetime experience. Already owning a successful photography business, the couple was able to take their job on the road and document their journey with some incredible pictures at the same time.

The family had only planned to spend one year on the road and then head back to a “normal life,” but one year just wasn’t enough. “Before our life was always punctuated with the normal life between the really good stuff, and we just decided that the really good stuff should be our normal life,” Kathy told Colorado’s 9 News. They have been traveling since 2014 and in three years they have crossed 49 states and driven 120,000 miles.

Their daughter Abby, now 12, was hesitant about the idea at first, but now loves it. She studies online and has made their adventure her personal classroom. She recently set a record for being the youngest person to kayak across the 280-mile Grand Canyon on her own. “When we started traveling I just watched her blossom—she is so outgoing,” Kathy said. “I think it’s the best thing we could’ve ever done as parents. I wonder what she’s going to do when she grows up after all this? It’s got to be something extraordinary.”

To learn more about their adventures check out the family’s blog FamaGoGo or Peter’s inspiring Instagram feed.

Would you leave it all behind for an adventure like the Holcombe’s? Share your thoughts in the comments.

featured photo: tasai project via flickr

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