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Family Sells Everything to See All 50 States

There's no denying that visiting a state capital, presidential library, museum, or natural wonder is educational. And a West Palm Beach, FL, family has taken that lesson to heart, selling their home and all of their belongings so that they could travel by RV and show their kids all 50 states, Today reports. Rand and Heidi Martin and their children, Kristi, 14, and Kyle, 12, traveled for 13 months, drove more than 67,000 miles across the country, flew to Hawaii, and sailed to Alaska on their journey throughout America. On average, they spent $264 per day on their road trip.

While living in an RV for that length of time required the family to be close-knit, mom Heidi says it was worth it, saying America is "amazing." Kyle agrees, "We got to learn a ton about politics . . . places I see in the textbooks. We got to cross the Mississippi, we got to actually go on battlefields George Washington walked."

The family logged the highlights of their journey on their website,, and kept up with their studies via online classes. Would you consider selling everything you own to give your kids a live-action education?

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