字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hey Everybody this is Rachel with the Internet Lifestyle Club and also RV Living and Travel today we are with Kimberly Travaglino from Las Vegas today actually her family is one of our full time traveling families and she is the editor of Full Time Families Magazine and also manages that website and Facebook presence there for the full time families and Kimberly I know you do a lot to assist Full Time Families with some savings programs can you tell us a little about your traveling experience, how long you guys have been on the road and a little bit about yourself... Absolutely and thank you so much for having me I'm really thrilled to be joining you today my family has been traveling since June 2010 so we are going on our fifth year right now and we are a family of six, my husband, myself and our four children. Currently my children are 12, 10, 8 and 4 but we started with a 7 year old, 6 year old, 3 year old and we actually moved into the camper a month before DJ was born so yea our family has really enjoyed life on the road and honestly we can't imagine anything else. Very Cool can you tell us a little about your journey as far as what brought you to full time travel what was the main reason that you decided this would be a good lifestyle for you. Oh Rachel that was an epiphany it was um like nothing I had ever experienced before my husband ran out of the house and bought a pop up camper on an impulse we had never camped before we lived a very middle class, middle America lifestyle and um you know if we went on a vacation we went to a hotel but he ran out and bought this pop up and he cranked up the pop up and I stood in it and I saw every item a family would need as a tool like your kitchen and your toilet and your beds to live and I thought well if this has everything I need to live why do I need that 3500 square foot house and from that moment on I was just emblazoned with this idea that we must get rid of everything we had worked so hard for and hit the road and I turned to him and I said we are going to live in something like this and we are going to travel the country and its going to be amazing and he said NO... which didn't go over well so it took us three years three years of my convincing three years of my preparation um and ultimately it took us going to a rally for him to understand that this was not the life of gypsy's that we were not going to be a traveling rock band all of a sudden or anything like that and that we could actually really do this and um so that is what we did... That's awesome, very cool if you don't mind I'd like to know about maybe one of your biggest challenges something that you had to work hard to overcome and what that would be cuz I know that would help our audience you know just to understand that their are challenges but we definitely have overcome those through different educational processes or so I'd like to get your viewpoint on that. Well you know this lifestyle as you know because you lived it also is not for the faint of heart I'm sorry about the dog it is hard its a lot of work its a lot of work to set up your camper its a lot of work to tear down your camper its a lot of work to live in 350 square feet with your family. Its emotionally difficult its physically challenging but I believe that our rewards are definitely worth it one of our biggest challenges from going to 3500 square feet to 350 square feet was that we could no longer say... Go to your room right like Get out of here go when the kids acted out Go to your Room was a staple because it was safe and you know peace and everything um and we couldn't do that anymore we had to address the issues at hand over and over and over and over again and there were a lot of issues we had a new baby my husband quit his job to do this and didn't know what his place was in our home anymore and we lived now in considerably less space so we had a lot of emotional issues to work out that I did not understand were coming I had no idea that was coming I thought its going to be great I have this huge list of places we are going to see we are just going to be driving and taking pictures and eating great stuff its going to be fantastic and then the second the kids acted like kids I didn't know what to do you know when they got tired or frustrated or you know picked on their siblings I was like O my Gosh I can't just send you to your room anymore we have to work this out so that has been the biggest challenge and the biggest reward because had we not used our camper as a tool for copious amounts of together time um I would still be sending them to their room and I would never have addressed those issues. That's awesome, I really appreciate your honesty about emotionally the transition that goes on that's really really powerful and a lot of us forget to mention that because we also traveled full time in our rig for two years and it was so amazing the rewards far outweighed the difficulties that we did face and I appreciate your honesty with the emotional stuff cuz that is really really true, is there any piece of advice that you think that you can give someone thinking of full time travel that would be good just something that comes to your mind when you think of giving advice... Ok my favorite piece of advice and the hardest is Do no bring debt on the road with you if you are really seeking freedom from the quote unquote American Dream then you have to rid yourself of the debt first I have seen so many families we have been out here for five years um we counsel and mentor thousands of families on how to achieve this dream I've seen them so many times rush into this bring debt consumer debt for items that they don't own anymore they have donated all that junk to Goodwill and they are still paying it three times over they run out and buy a rig that they think will replace their home that is not the point of this either you know your home at this point in your life should be a tool like I mentioned before to achieve the freedom you are looking for it should not be a trying to replace your home you don't need a three bedroom RV you just don't um you need to deal with the reasons why you think you need a three bedroom RV so leave that debt home so that you can have true freedom and true freedom means that you know your income will be way more flexible and that will be fine because your expenses will be flexible. Debt is a fixed expense so you can't get out from under that so you have to leave that at home. Very Cool I appreciate that is there anything that you can think of that you would do differently if you had to do it again is there something that did not work out quite right. Hmmm well I really do wish I was prepared for the emotional piece because it really did shock me I have written a book on how to do this its called How to Hit the Road and we discuss the emotional piece in depth in there because really before five years ago no body talked about that at all you know it was all about going to the Grand Canyon and sliding down white sands and all the fun times and you saw that on Facebook but no one talked about what was actually going on where your families as individuals were looking for their new place in this new lifestyle so I wish I had known that I also wish I knew that everything in the camper was going to break all the time right because at first I thought O my gosh I think we got a lemon but that's not the case RV's are not made to be full timed in no matter what they say no matter what stamp is on the door they're just not made for it our homes go through he equivalent of an earthquake and hurricane every time we move them and so things break and so you need to have quite a good stash of an emergency fund in order to again achieve this freedom. Awesome now you guys are traveling in a 5th wheel still right? we are we are in our 2nd full time 5th wheel we are actually in our 5th camper we if you have never full timed before its not like camping its completely different you don't go home you don't wait to go home to do the laundry you do the laundry in the campground usually when you pull right in that is how you can spot a full timer they have pulled in and they have immediately gone to the laundry as apposed to the pool our first rig was adequate very good kinda vanilla on the design we ultimately wanted a toy hauler because we wanted to haul some motorized vehicles some toys other than match boxes and barbies and so now we are in a 42' Cyclone 5th Wheel Toy Hauler. Awesome very cool well I have not seen that rig yet, and we were really fortunate from our perspective we were in our 40' Monaco when we traveled for the two years with the kids and I think we changed out one little something on our Aqua Hot and that was the only issue we had the whole time we were full timing, that's fantastic, we had small issues like the cabinet doors not closing properly or something, yeah we had some of the little drawers open and shut the little plastic pieces that broke but my parents were just in awe that we traveled two full years and never had a single thing with our rig that happened mechanically which was really cool. Yea that's very rare and very fortunate. Um can you share with us just a couple of your biggest rewards that you have found full timing. Well you know you go out with your list, your bucket list and its all places right when you get out here really its the people, its all about the people always about the people the places are awesome and they are cool and its great to have those pictures but meeting the people is what helps you grow as an individual and that's one of the huge benefits that this lifestyle provides we live a very intentional life we go where we want to go when we want to go there um we don't live a life that is guided by corporate america or vacation time or any of those things anymore and so with our intentional time we can make intentional relationships with people its not in your cubicle next to your cubical buddy and you see them from 9 to 5 Monday thru Friday but you don't hang out on the weekends, you know you got your weekend people no we um whats the right word we encircle our lives with the people that we want to spend time with copious amounts of time and so we seek those people out and form a neighborhood for as temporary or as permanent as we can establish and go from there. That's Awesome and I'm curious to know how much the Internet plays a part in your ability to travel how big of a deal is the internet for traveling full time? In our case its huge because our business is all run online we run in 2007 when I came up with the idea for us to travel full time I ran into the house and Googled Families who live in RV's, Families who live on the road families families who live in small spaces and I came up with a hand full of um resources including trucker and circus families and that was not exactly what I was looking for so we weren't about to join the circus not that there is anything wrong with that but that is not what I was looking for so we created this support system for families who wanted to full time RV and were currently doing it and we are online 24/7 delivering this information for families I like to envision our company as you know how your life has two parts its got the super fun part and then its got the dull boring tedious part well I like to envision that Full Time Families takes over the dull boring tedious parts for you finding viable insurance companies and finding good savings for campgrounds and memberships and stuff like that and so you can just go focus on the fun stuff. Very cool, that's awesome, so the last question we have for you is how people can connect with you I just really value the services you offer the community and really appreciate your time today I think what you are doing is really fantastic and I know that you work so hard to rally the full time families together where can people connect with you? well thank you so much for having me you can find out more about Full Time Families at fulltimefamilies.com my co-host Mary Beth Goth the Road Trip Teacher and I host a live pod cast every Sunday night at 9pm eastern time at roadschoolmoms.com where we talk about you know the home schooling, road schooling aspect of our lifestyle and we have several social media properties all of them have Full time Families in the name so if you go to You Tube, Google Full time Families, we are in there and Facebook we have Facebook presence, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest you name it if anyone of those social medias you put Full time Families and our information will come up. Very Cool then I've got one more question for you what out of all the different places you have been whats been your favorite place? Um we really love Sedona we keep going back there we have spent three of the four seasons of our five years there like a spring in 2012 and just this winter we spent there its a really beautiful fantastic place have you been to Sedona? We haven't. You have got to go, Its fantastic. Awesome well sounds good we appreciate you coming on today meeting with us and giving some awesome value to everybody and we encourage everyone to connect with you will Full Time Families we know how much value you guys give, thank you. Well thank you so much for having me. Subscribe. Click Here To Watch: RV Full Time Living Cost.