We are an adventurous family of 5, experiencing the world around us!
|| Marty is Dad! He is the logistical king of our trips. We come up with a road trip or fun destination, and he details it out. He also gets us there safely and is the best all around.
|| Stacy (that’s me) is Mom and posts on our blog & social media! I usually come up with the crazy trip ideas and get them booked.
|| Bubba is our oldest and only boy! He rocks as a brother and is up for all our adventures.
|| Rea is our middle child. She loves to write about our adventures and thinks our camper is her dollhouse.
|| KB is our baby and full of spunk. She likes to hike but often wants a ride on our shoulders!
Meet Rocky, our ’16 Coachmen Clipper 1285SST. She has been with us since April 2016 and we’ve logged 20k miles on her already.
You’re a family of 5. Why buy a pop-up camper?
We were in D.C. (March 2016) for the Cherry Blossom Festival and I made a comment to Marty about missing our RV for our trips to Miami to see family. This pop up was at a Jacksonville dealership and we were able to negotiate a really good deal. Our RV is 21 feet long with the 3 slides out and fits perfect under the tropical shade trees at my mother-in-law’s house in Miami. If we had anything bigger, it wouldn’t work. As for vacations, we’ve done 2 cross-country road trips (one to Mount Rushmore and one to Yellowstone/the Big 5 in Utah), 1 trip to Cocoa Beach, and 3 trips to Miami.
Who is Stacy?
I’m a professional photographer turned homeschool mom at “Odyssey Academy”. I’ve worked with amazing clients and even photographed the 44th President of the U.S. and Air Force One. The 2008 election year landed me in front of many prominent politicians – Romney, Palin, etc. as a photojournalist. I have an addiction to traveling. When I’m not traveling or teaching, you can find me relaxing in the sun by the pool or at the beach.
I’m a true Southerner with an accent that Siri can’t understand half the time. “Bless her heart!” Marty (my husband), the 3 “Bees”, and I live in the South but our home away from home is in our camper, wherever we park it. Fun fact I write about 90% of the blog posts.
Side note, I am a lover of all things The Office. Life can be quoted and referenced back to The Office, always.
Who is Marty?
Marty is a board game connoisseur (owning over 300) and sometimes photographer. He owns his own consulting company which gives our family large quantities of time to travel. Marty is a “co-manager” (joke from The Office) with me in our homeschooling journey and he loves to travel just as much as I do (but he tends to travel more).
Marty was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Since he is fluent in multiple languages, he won me over with his accent. If you’re curious, we met in a coffee shop and eloped 5 months later.
Together, we have traveled over 30 countries, 46 states, and 5 continents, but Marty will always tell you the best country to explore is the U.S.A.