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Family Visits Channel Islands National Park as Part of Road Trip To Visit 40 National Parks in 2016

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Photo by Peter Holcombe Photography
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The Holcombes standing on RV and taking in views at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

A family is having an adventure of a lifetime as they ditch their house for an RV and travel across the country. They’re now visiting Channel Islands National Park. 

Kathy Holcombe and her husband, Peter, sold their Colorado home and moved into their 24-foot Winnebago RV with their 12-year-old daughter Abby two and a half years ago.  They took their photography business on the road and enrolled their daughter in an online school.

“It so exceeded what we even imagined to be possible,” Kathy said.

They have traveled 100,000 miles and made it a goal this year to visit 40 national parks. So, that brings them to Channel Islands National Park where they’re spending two nights on Santa Cruz Island. It's one of the highpoints for Abby.

“I’m really excited to go snorkeling for the first time in the Pacific and explore all the different sea life and marine animals there,” she said.

The Holcombes plan to continue living in their RV on this life-long road trip.