Tap.. Tap.. Tap.. Is this thing on? It’s been a while. While Mark has put no pressure on me to blog this trip, after recently re-reading some entries from our 2016 blog, there were so many things that I forgot from our trip. I was so grateful to have the blog to jog my memory […]
Adventure Possible in the News
Six weeks back, Raleigh’s WRAL Go Ask Mom blog featured Katie Kelley and our family’s year of adventure. Yesterday, the blog published a a follow up story on the family adventure. WRAL’s Go Ask Mom team shares parenting advice, stories about Triangle area moms, and fun family events and activities. Check out their articles on […]
How can we afford to quit work and to travel for a year?
We didn’t win the lottery or some other prize. Neither of us has a trust fund. We didn’t inherit money from a parent or rich uncle. We didn’t empty our retirement nest egg or take out a loan to travel. These are some of the ideas that others have conjectured about how we can afford […]
Are we investing for the future while we adventure travel? (Updated 2022)
The most common questions I receive about our year of adventure relate to finances. How much does it cost? How can you afford it? What about your debts? I’ve always considered money discussions taboo outside of family or business, but in the context of our adventure, I feel it’s important to share financial details to […]
Quitting My Job
I’ve always had a job. At sixteen, when I literally didn’t make the cut for the varsity sports teams (pine rider for life, holla!), I got an after school, office job. From that point on, I always had a job. I worked at a movie theater and clothing retailer in high school. During college, I […]
Hi, My Name is Katie and I Married an Adventurer.
Me? Well, I’m not sure what I am. I love the outdoors. I can specifically look back on my summers spent hiking, mountain biking, and rafting in the North Carolina mountains and attribute most of who I think I am as a person (other than my parents) to those camp days. I want my ashes sprinkled […]
How much does it cost to RV around America for a year?
The common questions that we receive about our RV trip around America are “How are you going to do this with kids?” and “How much is it going to cost?”. We’ve still got a lot to figure out about how we are going to do this with two small children, but we have a pretty […]