This couple gave up their Colorado home and jobs back in 2012 to live in an RV and roam across America with their 12 children in what was supposed to be a ‘fun vacation’.
But five years on, the Kellogg family are still traveling along strongly and have racked up close to 100,000 miles in their 36-foot RV.
They’ve covered more than 40 US states and all of eastern Canada in their travels and they now even have their own reality TV show on TruLife – the Kellogg Show.
Susie and Dan Kellog are still traveling across the US in an RV with their 12 kids (pictured above) – five years after they gave up their Colorado home and jobs in pursuit of adventure
Susie and Dan Kellogg have spent the majority of the last five years living out of their 1999 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster as they raise and home-school their children.
Their children – Kerry, Grady, Brody, Kady, Kenny, Dally, Cardy, Maddy, Rowdy, Emmy, Ellie and Coby – range in age from four to 24.
‘Since we started traveling I can honestly say we’ve seen and done more than in our entire lives combined,’ the couple say on their Kellogg Show website.
‘Our youngest has the mind and the experience of someone three times his age… and the same goes for the rest of our kids, and, I’d like to think the same for us parents as well.’
The adrenaline junkie family, who are are driven by their love of kayaking and other extreme sports, say they faced backlash when they first decided to quit mainstream life in 2012.
Many accused of them of being ‘selfish and crazy’ for uprooting their children and others assumed they were on welfare or living off trust funds.
Susie and Dan Kellogg are pictured above with their 12 kids – Kerry, Grady, Brody, Kady, Kenny, Dally, Cardy, Maddy, Rowdy, Emmy, Ellie and Coby – who range in age from four to 24
The adrenaline junkie family, who are are driven by their love of kayaking and other extreme sports, now have their own reality TV show on TruLife – the Kellogg Show
The family have now covered more than 40 US states and all of eastern Canada in their travels
The Kellogg’s have spent the majority of the last five years living out of their 1999 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster (above) as they raise and home-school their children
But the couple say they are self-employed entrepreneurs who are just living their dream life.
‘We felt so strongly that our kids deserved to know there was more to life than working to pay bills,’ they said.
‘It’s not everyone’s dream life, but it is ours. Some people think we are downright nuts and others think we’ve hit the holy grail of life! We think we are blessed to be the captains of our own ship.’
Dan still works remotely as a software developer and he is now teaching some of their older children how to code as well, the Denver Post reports.
The older children now write code for several hours a week so they can earn money to buy kayaking gear and to travel.
The family’s love of kayaking has been passed on to their children, with three of them ready to to compete for the US Freestyle Kayak team in Argentina in August
Susie said the couple faced backlash when they first decided to quit mainstream life in 2012. Many accused them of being selfish for uprooting their children
The couple say they are self-employed entrepreneurs who are just living their dream life
Three of their children – Kady, Kenny and Dally – are also set to compete for the US Freestyle Kayak team in Argentina in August.
‘If there was anyone who wasn’t able to drop everything and travel around the country in an RV, it was us in 2012,’ Susie told the newspaper.
‘I was pregnant and we had 11 children. We just decided, screw everything, we are going to do this and we are going to do it now because who knows down the road what’s going to happen.
‘Our kids learned to be unstoppable. They chase their dreams. They are incredibly resilient and adaptable to change and they just charge right through barriers. We call ourselves unstoppable.’
The family regularly blog about their adventures and keep followers updated on various social media channels.