Finding Your Family by Leaving the World Behind

Planning Jul 29, 2012 No Comments

In June of 2012, we took six weeks to unplug, disengage and travel with our middle school children.  On a road trip.  In a 19’ travel trailer.  You might ask how this plan came about.  We sure did.  I mean when we first came up with a harebrained idea like this, I did what any normal person does in this day and age.  I Googled to see if other people had done anything similar.  And sure enough, I found a few things.  There was the family who traveled around the world in an ancient car, there were several families who blogged while taking year long sabbaticals, and A LOT of families who live on the road full time, but the problem is no one explained HOW to take an extended period of time off and travel.

So, we started from scratch.  We came up with an idea that it would be fun and that we’d do it someday.  Isn’t that how all ideas start?

By the way, we get a lot of questions about just who Lewis and Clark are.  Well, besides being famous explorers.  Since we know it’s frustrating to search through the older posts to find the answer, I thought I’d give you the link here!


Tracie is an Assist U Virtual Assistant who loves that she can take her business along on family road trips. Traveling in Lewis, her trusty Ford Flex, Tracie works while her husband Bret drives and three teenage children experience America as it should be - from the backseat. Along with their giant poodle, the family takes extended trips pulling Clark, their short, comfy travel trailer.