Welcome to the Alsobrooks’ next big adventure. We are taking our three girls out of school (1st, 5th, and 6th grade) and “Road Schooling”. Our first adventure will be cross country to California, our home before Knoxville. We will stop along the way at museums, landmarks, national parks, local restaurants, coffee shops and donut shops.

The past few months we’ve been listening for what might be “next” for our family. Instead of jumping into a new project or launching a new business we are pressing pause. Our idea is to “intentionally wander” our vast and beautiful country, with no set agenda or timeframe. Through this journey we hope to find adventure, clarity and joy in the simplicity of life while documenting our discoveries, challenges and moments.

Our plan is simple. We grab a map, our travel trailer, 40 items per person, our cameras and our sense of adventure. This website is where we will share our journey; the practical side of living in a tiny space (250 sq ft) with three little people, the day to day adventures, joys and stresses. Along the way we will journal about our discoveries that happen with this intentional time and space.

We leave behind…two beautiful businesses with amazing teams who are the heart of our companies, our 100 year old home on the sweetest block and friends and family who love and support us. All with a confidnece that our roots in Knoxville are deep, and we have an amazing tribe cheering us on.

THE RULES

40 Things

In the spirit of minimizing, each of us is only allowed to pack 40 items for our trip. That includes toiletries, clothing, etc.  Less is more.

Get Wet

Each of us must swim at least once in each of the following bodies of water: river, waterfall, lake, ocean, pool.

Document

We will document the details through our blog, videos and photos. Each of us also has to write in our journal each day of the journey.

2 Miles

Every day we must walk or hike at least two miles. This will force us outdoors where we can explore nature and stumble upon new places.

Slow Down

We are not allowed to travel over 60 MPH at anytime. We will slow down so that we can see more and not be at the mercy of the clock.

See The Parks

We must stop and visit every National Park along our route. Our girls are excited to work toward their Junior Ranger badges.

Eat Local

We will only eat at local restaurants we find along the way, preferably a recommendation from a person. No chains restaurants allowed.

Explore

We allow ourselves to get lost. To step off the beaten path and explore. We will be intentional about creating time and space to discover.

DAYS ON THE ROAD

MILES TRAVELED

STATES VISITED

PHOTOS TAKEN

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Day 45- HOME SWEET HOME

3.24.17 Walking up today was such a crazy feeling. Knowing we were so close to Knoxville, we weren't sure if we would stop half way in Nashville or push through to get home. This could be our LAST day on the road. Before leaving the girls took a last adventure in the...

Day 44

3.23.17 One night of rest is amazing, but two nights in one place is a little gift we give ourselves every few stops. Today was one of those times. Everyone is enjoying this state park and wanted to slow down one more night before we finish the final stretch home....

Day 43

3.22.17 Today was an ALL drive kinda day. Literally. All. Day.  There was lots of podcast listening, dreaming and movie watching. I had a staff meeting on the phone for Makers, made a few phone calls regarding school and caught up with two of my besties. We are all...

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