YTP EP05: Our 12 Month American Road Trip And Why We Returned To Raleigh


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Show Notes

The final episode in our travel story series for our travel podcast.

This is the episode where we discover how we can finally return to the US. The 14 year dream realized in the most unexpected way. We truly came full circle.

We share our travel experiences for the past few years as we continue to travel as a family taking shorter road trips and vacations and our extended 12 month RV road trip across America.

We discuss:

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  • How we managed to get an Immigration O1 visa for the US
  • How we achieved a 14 year dream – a US green card
  • Why we share our travel stories
  • Our move back to the US with a stopover in Hawaii (highlights included)
  • How we pivoted twice when we realized our travel style was not working
  • The various destinations we visited on the East Coast on Short trips
  • How we explored Western USA and why
  • Finally – a life in Raleigh – some insight into how that looks
  • Current exciting projects Rona has gifted us with time to work on
  • Why it’s hard for us to take a “vacation”
  • What the future of travel looks like for us
  • The travel trail we’ll follow to connected to Caroline’s latest obsession
  • How we keep travel alive when we can’t travel (35 mins – cut)


  • How we got an 01 non-immigrant visa
  • How extraordinary travel blogging granted us a Green Card.
  • Natalie Sisson: The Suitcase Entrepreneur
  • 10 years of travel blogging: highlights and challenges
  • James Hollis: Our immigration lawyer
  • Renting an apartment in Raleigh
  • This is Raleigh
  • Finding the best homeschool for our travel lifestyle (again)
  • Pros and cons of RV travel
  • Was our RV trip of the US worth it
  • The girls’ perspective of the RV trip
Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii


  • 20 places to visit for your Hawaii vacation
  • 15 fun things to do in Nashville with kids
  • 4 places to visit in Tennessee
  • 11 Cool Things to do in Memphis with kids
  • How to enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans with kids
  • 7 Helpful tips for a New England Fall road trip
  • 15 magical things to do at Christmas in New York
  • 7 Best Things to do in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Dallas to Boston road trip
  • A 10 day Southern California road trip itinerary
  • A dream Disneyland trip
  • 7 Helpful tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids
  • 18 Things to do in Sedona with kids
  • Blessings and surprises in Huntsville, AL
  • 14 epic American Southwest not to miss
  • 30 incredible places to visit in California
  • 13 adventures to plan for your Oregon road trip

TBEX Keynote

Our travel story podcast episodes

  1. Episode 1: Solo Travel and Working Abroad before we met
  2. Episode 2: Our 5 year honeymoon living and traveling the world
  3. Episode 3: The Dark times and Birth of the girls and travel blog
  4. Episode 4: Embracing Family Travel and our 18 month Australian road trip
  5. Episode 5: Getting a green card and traveling the US