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In the News

This index contains online articles and news coverage dealing with different aspects of fulltime RVing as a family. These articles may have been previously published in one or more RVing publications. For those articles which appear on other web sites, please observe the copyright rules of that site.

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Consumer Affairs posts reviews of RV insurance firms.

You may be able to insure your recreational vehicle (RV) on your auto policy, but even if you do, coverage is likely to be limited to physical damage. That's why RV insurance provides much broader protection to owners of recreational vehicles.

RV insurance includes protection for a variety of vehicles in which one or more people can drive and sleep comfortably and even enjoy bathroom and kitchen facilities. Insurance can cover the vehicle itself, traffic accidents, damage to your own and others' vehicles, medical payments, contents and more. RV insurance is more comprehensive than standard auto insurance because it not only insures a moving vehicle, but also a home. Visit Consumer Affairs for more information.

Check out FOTR members Jon Dee and Adri Dee as they show America what freedom means to them.

This is a great show that recently aired on CMT produced by Morgan Spurlock.

The segment on their family starts at the 13:30 mark.

Enjoy watching the Dee family do a fantastic job of explaining what life on the road is all about.

FOTR Alumni gains Honors

Nathan HowellShortly after Mesa seventh grader, Nathan Howell, returns from his spring break travels to San Diego, California he will be charting his course for Arizona's National Geographic State Geography Bee planned for March 27 on Arizona State University's Tempe campus.
This week Howell was notified that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Arizona National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

Howell Family
The young scholar attributes his love of geography to his early life on the road traveling with retired parents through forty states before beginning his junior high career in Mesa in 2014.
As a fourth grader, Howell learned his American History on the road, travelling Lewis and Clark's route, visiting close to a hundred national parks, and touring more than a dozen state capitols on a year-long, 28,000 mile odyssey. Each year the family logs an average of 10,000 miles in road trips across the country, joining hundreds of other Families On the Road (FOTR) - or --full- and part-time road-schooling families who take their global studies for a spin around the country.
Visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

The Smith Family on AT YOUR LEISURE 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.

Looking for a winter getaway, then look no furthur. Check out these Winter destination Campgrounds

Top Ten Ski Campgrounds

Way Beyond Vacation

A feature article about families adopting the nomadic lifestyle by Eilene Zimmerman in the May 2011 issue of the Christian Science Monitor - used with permission. (PDF format)

Zapp

The Zapp Family has been touring the world for 11 years with their 4 kids in a 1928 Model 610. They were featured on the Today Show. Watch a video about their experience on LonelyPlanet or read their book Spark Your Dream from the first part of the journey.

Family on Bikes

Congratulations to the Sathre-Vogel Family on completing their epic bicycle journey - Alaska to Argentina! Watch for Davy and Daryl in the Guiness World Book of Records.

Mothering.com

Mothering Radio interviews Nicole Faires who turned an old Blue Bird bus into a traveling home for her family of five. Nicole also wrote about her life on the road in a piece called Bus Mama in the Mar-Apr 2011 issue of Mothering.com

Roadschool Winner

Congratulations to Dylan DeMichel a roadschooler, who was named the 1st place winner in the state of Florida in an InvestWrite Essay Competition. Each year 20,000 students across the nation participate. The program challenges 4th-12th graders to analyze an investment scenario and provide a long term financial plan.

50 state Tour

The Belcher family was interviewed in Hawaii. Read and watch their interview on Sunrise on Hawaii News.

Sailing Away from the American Dream

"More than any time in human history, and especially here in the United States, it makes sense to question assumptions and to consider alternatives. Whether it’s sailing, RV trekking, bicycling, or something else, consider where you’d rather be and then consider working hard to get there, instead of wherever it is you’re working hard to get. Rest assured your financial life will be less certain, but you’ll still be getting rich slowly, richer in all the things that matter most."

A boating family writes an article for Get Rich Slowly

One of our FOTR Kids speaks out on TEDx Next Generation in Asheville

Family on Bikes on Good Morning America, Parade Magazine and CNN

The Sathre-Vogel Family were featured in Parade Magazine (8/13/2010). They were also features on CNN.

Nancy and her family completed a biking trip beginning in June 2008 from Alaska and ending in 2011 in the southern tip of South America.

"In a world where many families can’t even find time to sit down to dinner together, the Vogels of Boise, Idaho, have made an unusual and challenging choice: to spend nearly three years traveling 18,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina—by bicycle."

Life on the Road

One Family's Story A family who says America is their backyard has been living on the road for nearly two decades. Dec 28, 2009 WCTV - Tallahassee News

The Today Show

Dad lost his job, so this family lives on the road In a tough economy, many are trading their houses for RVs and the highway. (article on MSNBC.com)

Good Morning America

The Loecken Family is on a Mission of Crazy Love. Oct 30, 2009.

The Loecken Family was also featured in the Ladies Home Journal, August issue. And on Good Day Utah

Green Your RV

How to reduce your carbon footprint - as seen on Good Morning America.

Round the World "Gap Year" Trip

A new blog post on GlobalMama.com about how families are taking a year off to explore the world. Great practical advice for living your dream.

San Francisco Weekly

Read an article about an RVing Circus Family in the San Francisco Weekly.

Newsweek article about Extreme Downsizing featuring a Family on the Road.

FulltimeRV Family Discusses Life on the Road

Kim (41), her husband Regis (47), daughter Jessica (15), son Regis III (9), and Seb (6), sold their principal home in Cody, Wyoming last May. Regis is a real estate investor who for the last 25 years has taken marginal homes, fixed them up, and turned them into money making opportunities. Kim was a Creative Memories consultant for 13 years, while working together with Regis to manage their properties.

KCRA Interviews The Herzog Family - June 13, 2007

"I'm often asked how our marriage survived after 11 months in an RV. We wonder how anyone's marriage survives without it." -Brad Herzog, author of "States of Mind" and "Small World" and writer for GoRving.com

BNF on ABC Nightline - Friday, Oct 13, 2006

Part I (05:41)Part II (05:17)

Interview of an RV Family

Celia and Jeff, are a family on the road and they were interviewed on the Quirky Nomads podcast. They talk about their bio-diesel bus, working on the road and the good samaritans they have met along the way to their quest for the Redwoods Forest.

More Offsite Articles

New York Times Article about how the Janssen Family manages to travel in an eco-friendly RV

Staying at Wal-Mart An article in the San Francisco Chronicle (2004) about families spending the night at Wal-Mart in their RV's.