We are so happy you are here! There are so many places on the internet you could be right now, and you chose to spend a moment with us. Thank you!
We are the Hoffmann’s, a family of six from Seattle, Washington.
Our conundrum is this: As individuals, Ryan and Monica love to travel, but as parents, we have two boys with autism and two more kids with ADHD. True story. We also have careers, own a home, and our parents aren’t getting any younger.
These aren’t the easiest years to wander planet earth, but this is exactly what we feel inspired to do!
UPDATE: WE PULLED IT OFF! WE ARE NOW LIVING FULL-TIME ON THE ROAD!
We started this website for three primary reasons:
1. It will make an amazing scrapbook for our family.
2. Our research, planning, and photos seem to inspire those around us.
Honestly, we have surprised ourselves by creating this website. If you would like to know more about why and how we did it, you can read about how Hoff to See the World became a blog.
Being on the road as a family gives us ample opportunities for teaching moments. We believe in making mistakes — it’s how we learn and keeps us laughing. Over the past five years we have figured a few things out by spending so much time away from home. Here are our Ten Guiding Principles on the Road.
Here you will find information about places to visit and things to do:
Here you will find a mix of things we’ve learned that we think is useful information.
Here you will find blog posts about our experiences parenting, adventuring, and organizing a life on the road with special needs children.
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