025 | Crazy Family Adventure with Bryanna Royal

An insider's guide to life on the road with four kids and two dogs.

My path first intersected with this guest in 2018 as I was looking for inspiration for family adventures.  I stumbled upon a podcast of a family who sold everything and lived full-time in an RV.  I later heard them speak as a guest on an unschooling podcast. They spoke openly about the joy and challenges of this simple and authentic life they were creating, inspiring so many other families along the way.  I have always been one to challenge the status quo and found their story inspiring.  Here was a family who just decided that all the stuff was taking over their life and was willing to explore something different.  Originally from Wisconsin, this family of 6 (and 2 dogs I might add) hit the road in 2014 in an RV to explore North America and are still going strong 7 years later.  Having grown up in a traditional family life with school and sporting events, they knew they were embarking on a completely different lifestyle and still question if they are doing the right thing but can’t imagine going back.  Along the way, this mom  built 2 remote businesses, had incredible adventures and spent many nights around the campfire. She is a Speaker and Educator on RVing, on being an Entrepreneur, and produces content to inspire others to get on the road with their families. I have been a listener, blog reader, email subscriber, and recently a book launch volunteer absorbing all of their content and appreciating their courage and adventurous spirit they bring to this space.  When Ordinary Sherpa launched I secretly had this guest in mind, hoping one day I might get to speak with her.  It is an honor and privilege to have her here today.  Bryanna Royal, welcome to Ordinary Sherpa.  

To Connect with Bryanna Royal:  

Website: www.crazyfamilyadventure.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crazyfamilyadventure

Instagram: www.instagram.com/crazyfamilyadventure

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/crazyfamilyadve/

You Tube: www.youtube.com/c/crazyfamilyadventure

Book: Full Time RVing with Kids: an Insider’s Guide to Life on the Road

Key Takeaways

  1. Why Not? We saw others doing it so why not us?  When they started there was no determined end date.
  2. Look for the Sherpas.  Finding those who can inspire you and also someone to share the same questions and fears with.  
  3. “There are things I miss, but I wouldn’t give all of this up for those things.”
  4. By putting yourself in flexible situations, it created opportunities because they weren’t constrained to the 9-5 school/work schedule.
  5. “There is Risk, but you can still have a parachute.”
  6. “Life is a constant repositioning to focus on joy”
  7. “It’s okay to live the life you want to live, not the life someone else is telling us we should be living.”  

Where to Listen

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher,  Google Podcast, anywhere podcasts are played