Single Mom Sеlls Everything to Give Her Son an Educational Road Trip

Bionca Smith is a single mom and a regular woman working in San Francisco. Although she had a beautiful apartment and a fancy car, she felt trapped. What’s more, Bionca says she was up to her neck in bills. She knew that something had to happen but wasn’t sure what.

Bionca & Carter (mom and son) in front of their RV
Single Mom Sеlls Everything to Give Her Son an Educational Road Trip

That was the case until she posted on Facebook how much she wanted to travel the world with her son. The frustrated Bionca didn’t even realize that was precisely what she was going to do until someone replied to that post with a simple “What’s stopping you” comment. This was when she realized that the only thing stopping her was her and everything she had worked for.

Ticket to a New Life — Every Mom’s Goal

Just like every other single mom would, Bianca was proud of her home and car as she achieved all this on her own. It’s not just what she accomplished; it’s her creating a life for her 10-year-old son, Carter. However, living the traditional life wasn’t enough for her to be happy. She promised her son that she would show him that there was more to life than putting all your money towards bills and not having enough time to spend with the people you love.

Carter inside the RV
Single Mom Sеlls Everything to Give Her Son an Educational Road Trip

This was when Bionca decided to get rid of everything and start traveling the world. She gave up her lease, and the only thing left was to figure out how to handle her son’s education. That was easily set when she found an online school that allowed Carter’s mom to be his learning coach.

Hitting the Road

The old Ford Econoline hitting the road
Single Mom Sеlls Everything to Give Her Son an Educational Road Trip

Bionca found an old Ford Econoline for just $4.900. The RV had a kitchen, a toilet, a shower, and two beds. They set off a destination in Southern California, uploading videos and pictures on social media. They got to New Mexico when the engine conked out. However, this wasn’t a problem as her family, and all the inspired people from their social media posts kicked in to help pay for the repairs.

With the van running again, the mom and son traveling duo visited many places and created new experiences. Some of them include:

  • Arizona’s Red Rocks
  • Yellowstone National Park tour
  • Drove through Montana
  • Impromptu science class poking around tidal pools
Night Sky in Yellowstone
Single Mom Sеlls Everything to Give Her Son an Educational Road Trip

The trip initially planned for one month became a lifestyle. Both are volunteering in the local communities they visit and help feed the homeless, work in animal shelters, clean up campgrounds and beaches, and more.