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Ordinary Sherpa: Family Adventure Coaching and Design

Oct 28, 2021

I want to start by saying thank you to those who left a written review.  I have two reviews this week:

AJ_on_FIRE Adventure is out there.  A great addition for anyone seeking adventure from small acts at home to getting out in the world and exploring. Heidi and her guests share stories from their lives and their work that break down the barriers to adventuring, making it human and attainable. It was just what I needed to add more adventure into our family life. I look forward to learning more and collecting wonderful memories along the way. Thanks for the great content and inspiration, Heidi!

G_Suarez Where was this show when my kids were younger?  The Ordinary Sherpa Podcast has been great listening to just for the wide variety of ideas the host Heidi and her guests provide for getting out of the house and exploring the world with your family and/or spouse.

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Key Takeaways

  1. Start small.  Our journey to owning an RV started with a cheap tent.  If that seems too adventurous, look at renting an RV or camper that feels like a better fit for your family.  
  2. Define your pain points.  While the allure of RV living can look luxurious, we wanted to keep the simple things at our focus.  A hard top to get out of the rain and off the ground was the only requirement when we rented our first pop-up. 
  3. Don’t underestimate the power of a wilderness experience.  While I thought our kids would need a break and booked a campsite mid-vacation with all the amenities, it turned out to be more annoying and less desirable places we stayed for free while boondocking.  Being bored in nature has allowed our kids creativity to shine and new forms of adventure to emerge.  
  4. Buying an RV is a big investment.  Treat it like buying a new house and have some tools and checklists to guide you through the buying process.  I should note, Mr. Dusek is working on an e-book to help you through RV life from planning, buying, maintenance processes.  We’ll announce that through our email list and FB group when it is published!
  5. Don’t let the fear of something uncomfortable hold you back from trying.  I never imagined sitting 12 feet up and looking semi drivers in the eye as I passed them on the highway.  It was much easier than I anticipated and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like to drive my husbands pick up truck.  We practiced just like learning to drive a car.  
  6. While many will consider our RV a depreciating asset, we see it as our vacation home on wheels that has opened many new doors we didn’t know were possible.  Stay tuned as we share where this takes us!