Tripp, Carrie, Riley and Travis quit the traditional to travel the US in a tricked out motorhome (Picture: @wandering.routes / Caters News)
A family home doesn’t need to be a four-bed in the suburbs.
Take note from the Cassity family, who live a lifestyle that’s definitely not traditional.
The family of four – made up of Carrie, 42, husband Travis, 48, daughter Rylie, 11, and son Tripp, 10 – decided to pack in their old way of living to hit the road, and have since visited 35 states as a group.
Carrie and Travis sold their home in Utah to make the switch-up happen, along with 90% of their belongings, as the RV they planned to travel in is a touch smaller than your average house.
Now, they journey around the US in an Entegra Aspire 44R motorhome – and haven’t looked back.
Carrie said: ‘We sold our home in Utah, and 90% of our belongings, to travel full-time in our RV.
‘We have travelled to 35 states in our RV so far, and are hoping to travel to all 50 states.
The RV is super spacious, but the family still needed to ditch 90% of their belongings (Picture: @wandering.routes / Caters News)
‘While learning to live in a small space isn’t without its challenges, we love the full-time travel lifestyle.
‘We are constantly introduced to new experiences, cultures, people and places.’
Rylie and Tripp are now homeschooled on the road, and their parents believe they are benefiting hugely from all the quality time spent together.
The family make sure to visit cultural spots wherever they go, so the kids can have a well-rounded education in a far more immersive way than what would be offered in a school.
Among the many locations that the family has visited, Carrie admits that her favourite places so far have been Washington DC, New York City and Acadia National Park.
‘Quality family time was our top priority and one of the main benefits,’ said the mum.
‘We visit national parks, museums and historical sites all over the country. The hands-on learning opportunities are also a significant benefit.
‘We homeschool the children Monday through Friday, and they also take online classes throughout the week.
‘They also enjoy making friends from all over the country. We regularly meet up and travel with other families who also travel full-time, so the kids can be around their peers.’
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