Shannon Watt

Shannon is a mother of 3 teens, who hit 40 and decided that instead of a "mid-life crisis", she wanted an adventure of a lifetime. She convinced her wonderfully open-minded husband to pack up their house, sell most of their possessions, and travel the USA in an RV for a year or two. Besides homeschooling her kids, running their online program, Watts in the World, Shannon loves to explore new places. Nothing is more exciting than waking up in a new city everyday, and discovering what's great about the people, the food & culture. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys taking photos on a camera way more sophisticated than her, and hanging out in nature. Unless there's lots of bugs or mud, then she'd rather snuggle up with a good book in the RV!

Shannon is a mother of 3 teens, who hit 40 and decided that instead of a "mid-life crisis", she wanted an adventure of a lifetime. She convinced her wonderfully open-minded husband to pack up their house, sell most of their possessions, and travel the USA in an RV for a year or two. Besides homeschooling her kids, running their online program, Watts in the World, Shannon loves to explore new places. Nothing is more exciting than waking up in a new city everyday, and discovering what's great about the people, the food & culture. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys taking photos on a camera way more sophisticated than her, and hanging out in nature. Unless there's lots of bugs or mud, then she'd rather snuggle up with a good book in the RV!

On one of the legs of our journey, we stopped for the day in Elko, Nevada to visit some friends. They own a working cattle ranch, and raise grass fed beef to sell. I wanted my kids to see what working and living off the land looks like, so we asked if we could spend the day with them.

What I didn’t realize is how much I’d learn ...

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I’ve been blessed with 3 kids; an average learning student, an above average learner that needed to be challenged, and a child with dyslexia that needed specialized support to overcome learning challenges. With such a wide variety of needs among my children, I decided homeschooling them was the best option.

Becoming the primary ...

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Homeschooling can be a daunting undertaking, but it’s one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I started when my kids were elementary school aged, and currently I’m homeschooling my three teenagers while traveling with them for a year in an RV as we tour America immersing ourselves in it’s history. If you are new to ...

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While visiting San Antonio we couldn't miss the chance to visit the Alamo. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but until this trip I think my kids biggest reference to the Alamo comes from Pee-wee's Big Adventure movie. I'm not sure we even fully grasped the phrase, "Remember the Alamo" before arriving. I was eager to ...

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  I don't know about you, but when the doctor placed my baby in my arms for the first time, he did not include an instruction manual. So I, like most of you, have done my best to pour love, attention, and everything I have into being the best parent possible. I figure giving my ...

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One thing I strive for in life is to get out of my comfort zone and stretch myself regularly. Our year of travel is, in itself, a big stretch but even within that we've built routines and created habits that become familiar and lull me back into comfortable complacency. So when an opportunity arises to ...

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During our fabulous stay in New Orleans, I noticed that Biloxi was only 90 miles away. With not much information except that the Gulf Coast is considered the "Playground of the South," we took a spontaneous road trip to the state next door. While we were there, we quickly realized there's a lot to see ...

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Does your child like to wear superhero costumes from sun up to sun down? Does he pretend you are the arch nemesis and attempt to engage you in sword fights all day? You are not alone. When by son was younger he went through the same phase, and truly believed he could grow up and ...

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When I was growing up the most common mode of transportation for family vacations was taking a road trip. The most popular forms of entertainment in the squished backseat consisted of tormenting each other, sleeping, playing car games, or singing along with the FM radio.

Road trips have evolved dramatically in just one generation. My ...

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The hardest part about eating healthy on the road seems to be lack of preparation. In order to combat the ease of eating out and making new habits of eating better, I’ve been scouring my cookbooks for make-ahead meals that are quick, tasty, and nutritious. One of our old favorites that we are putting back into rotation is Pan Bagnat ...

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