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Holland Sentinel: Holland family marks fifth anniversary of living full-time in an RV

From the writers at The Holland Sentinel.

The Boyink family had always wanted to travel, but it wasn’t until their oldest child turn 13 that they decided to stop talking about it and take action.

“We just knew that if we didn’t move on the idea, time was going to go off in a hurry. They’d be off to college, be off to jobs, and it was in a hurry,” Michael Boyink said.

In September 2010, the family moved a friend into their Holland Township, Mich., home, packed up into an RV and took off on a year-long trip around the United States.

Or at least, that was the original plan.

“We were saying a year, but in the back of our heads we were considering the option to do it all the time,” Michael Boyink said.

The Boyinks decided to be full time RVers and sold the family home in March 2012. They’ve been to 39 states, worked on Texas ranches, swam with manatee and kayaked by monkeys in Florida and visited dozens of national and state parks.

“We have a beautiful country and there are so many cool places,” Boyink said.

There were obstacles to overcome at first. Michael, his wife Crissa and son Harrison were happy with the idea of traveling full time while daughter Miranda was against it.

To read the full story in the Holland Sentinel, click here.

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