FOTR - Families on the RoadYosemite

Out of the Box families who are living, loving and learning
their way around this planet we call home.

FOTR Top Sites and Blogs

The Blog provides unique destination travel information from well seasoned traveling authors.

Family Adventure Summit This year's Summit takes place this October in Bali, Indonesia. It is an in-person gathering of 400+ inspiring people celebrating family connection, life learning, long-term travel, community, creative living, and soaking in life to the fullest.

Wandering Educators A Travel Library for People Curious About the World.

Stone Soup Pop up We provide opportunities for families on extended travel to come together as a community, to create powerful experiences. Together we build knowledge, skills, friendships, and especially memories, that give families a sense of place in the world.

Welcome to the Road

Families On The Road (FOTR) are families who are choosing not to wait until our kids are grown to live on the road. We are living our dreams, exploring America and beyond with our kids.
We are here to educate, inspire and support all families who choose this lifestyle.

Featured Family.

Fallon FamilyTHE FALLON FAMILY

Once upon a time in the desert of Las Vegas, there lived a couple of dreamers, Sandi and Jimi, that's us. After our fairytale wedding and 3 beautiful children, we were living the dream. But, wait..whose dream was this? We strived for the American dream but soon realized it wasn't for us. We had the big house, 2 cars, kids in a great school, and all the finer things in life. Something was missing though.

Then, something magical happened. We, the dreamers decided to try something new. We would call it "dreaming with our eyes open". We did some deep soul searching and realized that we love to travel and experience new things, getting out of our comfort zone is what really makes us feel alive! We left behind our comfortable life and embarked on an EPIC journey.

The journey was not for the faint-hearted. We started by downsizing our life. What does that mean? We walked away from our 9-5 jobs and decided to follow our passion to start our own film production company. Next, we sold the house and everything in it- I mean everything!!! In an effort to feel alive and grow closer we hit the road in a 35' RV and are chasing the unknown. We took our kids out of school and began our journey of worldschooling.

We may have downsized our material life, but suddenly, this is the magical part, our life experiences became abundant in adventure, shared family moments and endless possibilities. We decided to re-write our story and bring you all along for the ride.

Now our adventurous fairytale is documented in our travel vlog, trynsomethingnew.com

But, that is not the end of the fairytale, in fact you can re-write your own story too! We are "The Falin Family" and we are here to show you that if we can dream with our eyes open, then you can too! Our mission is to inspire other families to have adventures, make connections, and live a life that is true to you!

Weaver FamilyTHE WEAVER FAMILY

The WEAVER BELIEVER family band sings and plays in a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country music. This has been helpful in bridging the gaps between all three different genres. Their banjos, guitars, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass and acoustic bass instruments allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toe tapping type of sound. With their tight harmony and one of a kind family group, it's sure to be a performance not easily forgotten. They travel all over the country ministering in churches and other venues.
Over the past 10 years of their music career, the children's youthful appeal has turned into genuine talent, with several national awards to their credit ~ continually receiving return invitations wherever they go. Having been playfully called "the modern day Partridge Family" or the "von Trapps of southern gospel/bluegrass/country music," they continue to enjoy traveling and spending quality time together encouraging audiences of all ages by "Spreading God's Word ~ Family Style."

Road schoolRoadschooling

Pursuing an education while traveling provides some unique opportunities and challenges. The Roadschooling Section provides tips, links, resources and advice about homeschooling on the Road.

Homeschooling requirements should be a factor that fulltiming families consider when choosing a home base state. Some states, such as Texas, have minimal requirements, while others may require supervised testing, record-keeping and more. Parents can obtain information about these requirements by contacting the state Department of Education. Often, a homeschooling group in that state will have helpful information as well.

Looking for some help with cirriculum on the road? FOTR provides information by subject (History, Language Arts, Science, Math and Miscellaneous) to help parents in educating their children.

AirstreamThe RV Lifestyle

Are you considering hitting the road? Want to learn more about living in a motorhome fulltime? If you are new to the idea of living on the road the lifestyle section is where you will learn about downsizing and job options for families on the go.

Find information about budget, insurance and safety issues. Learn about technology that makes your mobile life a breeze. Plus answers to questions about how to stay in shape, take books along, get mail, take pets and more.

Andy Warhol MuseumExplorations While Fulltiming

Explore the surrounding areas from the home base of your campground. Learn about discounts on local activities for your family.

Find information about, nationwide passes and discounts to museums, zoos and national parks, Look for the Jr. Ranger Programs while camping in our National Parks. Use apps to find the best hiking and biking trails in our National Forests.

Plus use the forum to ask where other families are and how to meet up while traveling, where to attend World Class Family Advenutre Summits, purchase the best camping memberships, where is the best Amusement Parks to take the family too and so much more.

No all those who wanter are lostResources

You will find books and on-line RV educational tutorials to help you and your family get ready for the Fulltime Lifestyle.

Tips on how to choose an RV for family living, general information about RVs, travel and links to many articles.

"I think poor is more a state of mind than a state of finance. We are amazed at how little we actually need, and how much more happy we are now that we don't have to keep up with the Joneses. When you really start thinking about what is essential, you realize that it's only a handful of things, don't you? And there's no need to have all that wasted space in a big house. And when you're not stressed out trying to work for all the "toys", life becomes a joyful discovery of all the things we missed along the way."

~Vickie Swindling (FOTR since 2006)

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