Hinson Co. Newsletter – Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, and Life on the Road

By Joseph / September 18, 2018

Our videos will be staggered significantly because we’re seeing SO much. Keep in mind that I didn’t even include everything I recorded in this video. In fact, I probably have 20+ minutes of the sleeping bear dunes hike alone, so I have to cut a ton just to fit it into this video, and that…

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We’re officially on our way!

By Meagan / August 27, 2018

We have officially hit the road!!! Shutting down the house and moving our stuff into a 300 square foot storage unit and 250 square foot trailer was nothing short of a grueling endurance task. But we did it! I have started an Instagram account specifically for our traveling adventure… so head over to that account…

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Our Most Commonly Asked Questions about Full-Time RV Life

By Joseph / August 11, 2018

When we tell people we’re going to sell our house and travel the country for a year, it usually earns a few questions. What follows are the most common questions and our answers. What will you do with the house? Sell it. We thought about renting, AirBNB, Traveling Nurses, and all kinds of arrangements, but…

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We shall call her Bertie

By Joseph / August 11, 2018

When we named our travel trailer, we wanted it to be meaningful. We decided to name her after Bertell Eva Flippin. Meagan’s grandmother, who we all lovingly called Bertie. She was also known by Granny, Mawmaw, and GiGi (Great Grandma).

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We’re selling our home! Let the trip begin.

By Joseph / August 6, 2018

Holy Cow. You guys have flattered us. We posted an update to facebook about selling the house and beginning our journey, and we had so many encouraging comments. Our mailing list doubled overnight. It’s truly an honor to have you on board. Without further ado, let’s get started. On August 1, we accepted an offer…

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Best Affordable Inflatable Boats for RV Travel

By Joseph / August 2, 2018

We’ll be traveling across the US with our truck and travel trailer, and we want to capitalize on the beautiful places we’re going to visit, including waterways. I have a 16ft Canoe, but it’s a little too big to haul with my truck and trailer. So I was looking for inflatable boats that would work…

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Humpback Rocks – An Overlook to Remember

By Joseph / July 15, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we hiked the humpback rocks trail on the blue ridge parkway in Virginia. We have been coming to Sherando lake for years, but haven’t really explored the beauty around this area. This year, we decided to make it a point to take advantage of the opportunity and see what was…

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Liam’s Jellybeans

By Joseph / July 1, 2018

A couple months ago, we noticed lumps on our youngest son Liam’s neck. At his next doctor’s visit, we asked about it. After giving him antibiotics for a bacterial infection, the lymph nodes got a lot smaller, so we thought we were good. A couple months later, they were large again. So, we went back…

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Father’s Day at Bethpage Camp-Resort

By Joseph / June 25, 2018
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May, 2018 Newsletter

By Joseph / May 29, 2018

This content originally appeared in the newsletter to subscribers of and Family Fun Lab. To subscribe, just send us an email at, or look for the sign up forms on the site. We’ve decided to rename and rebrand this project. Formerly, we called it Family Fun Lab. The purpose of the project was…

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