Randy, 41, and his wife Heidi Martin, 43, spent nine months planning a trip of a lifetime for their family. The West Palm Beach, Florida couple took a leave of absence from their jobs, sold their house and all their other possessions to show their children, Kristi,14, and Kyle,12, what other parts of the United States look like.
The young children took online classes while they were away from school. They experienced in real life what they could have only read about in textbooks.
The family traveled in a recreational vehicle from June 10, 2012 until July 20, 2013, and logged 67,000 miles in 405 days. They drove across 48 states, flew to Hawaii and sailed to Alaska.
The Martins visited historical places, presidential libraries, museums, and sites like Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Pearl Harbor, Niagara Falls and Disney World all on the same trip. In other words, they were on an educational vacation for 13 months.
The Family's Favorites Places
Randy: Flying down into the Grand Canyon.
Heidi: New York City, seeing the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the United Nations and Central Park.
Kristi: Boston at Fenway Park and the historic Freedom Trail.
Kyle: Philadelphia where he posed at the Liberty Bell. He also enjoyed Washington, D.C., where they spent time at the National Cathedral and the National Mall.
The Martins documented the trip on their website and on their Facebook page.
The family of four spent about $264 a day on the adventure, but they did have several sponsors.
The Martins say the trip was a good decision, and they have no regrets.
Would you take a road trip like the Martins?