The Big Trip

Starting in May 2013, we left Chicagoland to move around the country. Not across the country—around it. Like, all over it. We took advantage of the fact that my husband and I both work from home and that we homeschool our children, and lived the adventurous life of digital nomads for a year. We rented furnished condos and homes for a month or so at a time, learning and working as we went. We started in southern California in May of 2013, took a clockwise route around America, and wrapped up our travels in Florida at the end of February 2014.

Basically, we were kind of officially homeless for almost a year. Homeless, but not shelterless. Our main furniture and such were in storage, and our pet rats were well cared for by an animal-loving friend. We traveled only with what fit in the back of our Honda Pilot and a cartop carrier.

It was a grand adventure. Truly.

I started putting our travel posts onto a separate blog, so that I can keep a cohesive record of where we’ve been and what we’ve done. I call it Motherhood on the Move. 

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