Families On The Road (FOTR) are families who are choosing not to wait until our kids are grown to hit the road in a Recreational Vehicle. We are living our dreams, exploring the highways and byways of America and beyond with our kids. We are here to educate, inspire and support all families who choose this lifestyle.
FOTR Top Sites and Blogs
A global impact in mind, One City Ministries was founded in 2008 with a focus on creating a sustainable community prototype in Uganda while sharing the message of God's love and His restorative powers.
The NeverEndingRvTrip is a delightful blog about a family (of seven) leaving the boring life behind and living the full time RV lifestyle.
USA Today Travel The Nation's Top Campgrounds and RV Spots according to Bob Mackinnon of guestrated.com.
Top Family Friendly Festivals Get out and enjoy some good music this summer.
Welcome to FOTR:
The following families are new to the site. Visit their blogs and help us welcome them.
- The Kuypers Family We are not just your average military, homeschooling family of six. Our four girls are not average and we have not lived an average life to date. We are extraordinary in every way. We just don't know what those ways are yet.
- The Grant Family We are the Grant Gang. Husband and wife and 5 elementary aged children. We plan to live in a 1988 33ft. Argosy. We start with a 3000 mile road trip and then back home to South Texas to see what's next.
- The Racca Family My Husband works out of state so we bought a toyhauler and I am currently fixing it up while he's gone. We plan on heading out the beginning of June with our 2 young daughters (7 & almost 2) & our 2 cats.
- The Mahan Family Bob and Lori with 3 boys Joshua, David and John. We decided we are not going to wait until someday to see everything we want to see together. So we sold our house and almost all of our possessions. Bought a 10 year old fifth wheel, and we are heading out.
- The Marshall Family Mom & dad are photographers who have decided to pack up their family and job to hit the road full time! They have abandoned to American Dream of a bigger home and more "stuff", in order to pursue a life with more love and purpose!
- The Link Family Family of 9, Mom, Dad, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 1 daughter in law, 1 granddaughter. We have traveled full time since 2006. We play music along the way. North in the summer and south in the winter.
- The Fink Family We are the Fink family, we were travelers before we found out about our third family member. Originally from Alaska, we moved back up to have our little girl and then after we saved up enough to hit the road again, we hit the road again.
- The Baggett Family We just bought our first Rv and will be traveling due to husbands work. A family of five looking for adventure as we head to Texas.
- The Cole Family We are a family of three - Donald and Kimberly Cole and Kimberly's 15 year old daughter Kayla.
- The Hinz Family Hi, We are a family of six including dad (Anthony Sr), mom (Jennifer), Three sons Bailey, Tristan, and Anthony Jr and our youngest and only girl Lilaina. We love just being together and spending time with God.
FOTR News Briefs
- "A major Vancouver-based TV production company is casting for a new documentary series profiling couples and families who live on the road. Is your home-on-wheels full of loud, larger-than-life, big personalities?
If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures and a description of yourselves and your nomadic life."
- Punched in the Head Productions an award-winning production company and a top-rated national cable network is looking to cast a new documentary series that will explore unique perspectives on parenting.
FOTR thinks this series could be a great opportunity for our member families to share their inspirational stories and for our community to reach a national audience.
Over the coming weeks, Punched in the Head, will be conducting interviews with prospective parents and families. These interviews will largely take place via webcam, so no travel will be required. Any parents that are interested in being considered are encouraged to get in touch with Tay as soon as they can via this address:
Tay McEvers Casting AP Punched in the Head Productions (718) 422-0704 x 121 email@example.com
The Smith Family on AYLAt Your Leisure TV Show.
The Smith's segment, rightly titled Modern Nomads, includes clips of their daily life activities living in an RV, interviews with five year-old Josephine and eight year-old Gabriel, Shae and Sheri explaining how and why it all began over four years ago, and more.This FOTR Family's episode can be seen here.
RV Owners: Major TV Network Wants to Hear Your Story!Major cable TV network is currently seeking RV owners for an upcoming pilot. If you live in any type of home-on-wheels and love the open road, we want to hear from you! Seeking all personalities and lifestyles. Whether you have a unique story to tell, or have an RV like no other, please tell us a bit about yourself by emailing: RVcastingUSA@gmail.com.
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.
Explore things to do and find nationwide passes and discounts to museums, zoos, national parks and more.
The 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.
You will find books and movies recommended by families who are on the road in the resource portion of the FOTR site. Tips on how to buy an RV for family living, general information about RVs, travel, automotive history and links to 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)