Hi there! We’re the Clarke family and in June 2015 we sold our home in Olympia, Washington and moved into a shiny, tiny Airstream trailer so that we could spend a year traveling around the country together. Read about why we want to travel full-time here.
Jeremy (Dad) – High school teacher, football coach and sports fan (Go Seahawks!). Growing up in the South Puget Sound area, he graduated from Pacific Lutheran University (where he met Heather!) and has been teaching high school in various capacities for the last 13 years. He loves a good book, can cook just about anything, and starts everyday with a healthy dose of coffee. The planner and researcher of the family – he’ll be scoping out destinations and most likely driving us there. Being the certified teacher of the group, he’ll also be managing the kid’s homeschooling on the road. He’s most looking forward to spending quality time as a family and taste-testing regional (local) cuisine where ever we go.
Heather (Mom) – Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska Heather’s childhood is filled with 50-below temperatures, the Northern Lights, moose in the front yard, 22-hour midnight sun summer days, and countless outdoor adventures. She left Alaska for the “big city” to attend Pacific Lutheran University (where she met Jeremy!) and graduated with a B.A. in Communications. She went right to work on government communications projects both at the city and state level – ultimately ending up in a management position with the state – thinking that was what she wanted. Then Liam was born and she realized that none of that really mattered to her anymore. She quit her job to stay at home when Liam was 3-months old. In 2009 she started QueenBeeCoupons.com, a website helping families make the most of their financial resources. The site grew from a tiny blog to a six-figure business with as many as 900,000 page views a month. Helping people save money is her passion and she’ll continue to manage QueenBeeCoupons.com on the road. The wild hair in the family – she’ll keep Jeremy on his toes (and from over-planning). Amateur photographer she’ll be taking entirely too many pictures along the way. She’s most looking forward to a slower, more simple schedule – centered around family – and creating memories as she sees the country with her kids in tow.
Liam (Brother) – The comedian of the family, this eight-year-old loves a good laugh, a chapter book, a pile of LEGOS and climbing trees. He’s loud, full-of-life and the sweetest boy you’ll ever meet.
Hadley (Sister) – Only five-years-old, she loves all things pink (and purple), princesses, dolls and snuggles. She’s bursting with joyful energy, the puzzle master and the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet.
So that’s us! We’re glad you’re here. . .