ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — L ong the prerogative of the gray-haired retired set, the RV lifestyle is being embraced by a growing number of young families who discovered they can travel the country while making a living and raising kids, thanks to advances in cellphone and wi-fi technology.
Brad Fitzgerald, 36, and his wife Sarah Fitzgerald, 35, exemplify the new movement. The couple rented out their home in Wenatchee, Wash., in August 2016 and hit the road with their daughters, Sunny and Coral, now 8 and 5. Since then, they’ve been living in a 2002 31-foot Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel RV pulled by a Ford F-250 diesel truck. They’ve visited all the states except Alaska and Hawaii and they’ve seen around 40 national parks, been to major cities like Boston and Washington, D.C., and countless museums and libraries.
Their stays vary from a night or two up to two months when they wintered near relatives who live in Yuma, Ariz. They plan to keep traveling for at least another year before returning to a settled lifestyle, although they haven’t decided where.
The Journal caught up with the Fitzgeralds during a recent stay at Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post, just west of the city, where they talked about their nomadic adventures.