In 2012, Dan Kellogg and his wife, Susie, sold their Colorado house, quit their jobs, bought a travel trailer, and set off touring America with their 12 children.
They called it “fun holidays”.
To date, they have covered more than 150 thousand kilometers in their trailer. They traveled through the 40-odd states of the United States and across eastern Canada, managing to acquire their own television project, The Kellogg Show, on a reality TV channel along the way.
In the trailer for the 1999 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster, there’s plenty of room not only to live, but also to study.
The Kellogg children are homeschooled. Now they are from 4 to 24 years old.
“During this trip, we have seen and accomplished more than in our entire previous life!” — said the couple on the recent air of “The Kellogg Show”.
But in 2012, when the couple decided to drastically change their lives, they faced a powerful negative reaction from others. They were accused of selfishness and insufficient care for children.
All the Kellogg family are big fans of extreme sports, but their favorite is kayaking.
During the five years of travel, the family traveled more than 150,000 kilometers, visiting more than 40 US states and eastern Canada.
The Kelloggs themselves, however, believe that they did everything right. They are individual entrepreneurs and work remotely, according to a free schedule.
“We just wanted to show the kids that life can be more than boring work to pay the bills,” they say.
“Not everyone considers our life a dream come true, but for us, it is so!” the Kelloggs say.
“Many people think that we are crazy, but others believe that we pulled out a lucky ticket! And we ourselves are just happy that we became captains on our own ship”.
Dan still continues to work remotely as a programmer. He also teaches programming to older children. They already work several hours a week to pay for the necessary kayaking gear.
“Then, in 2012, we were completely unprepared to drop everything and go on a trip. We had 11 children, I was pregnant. But then we decided that’s it, we’re going. Because you can’t know where the road goes if you don’t step on it. As a result of this journey, our children have learned to persevere in their goal. They know how to adapt to any circumstances and overcome any barriers,” Susie shares.
In addition to TV shows, the Kelloggs maintain many pages on social networks, regularly reporting there about their travels.