Family traveling America touring National Parks stops in Hot Springs

'Family Adventure Tour' lands in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Holcombes are a family of three from Boulder, Colorado, who sold their home in June of 2014. They have been on a "Family Adventure Tour" exploring North America ever since.

Two years ago, they were a typical American family struggling to find balance. Between the pressures of their family-owned portrait photography business, the responsibility of parenting, and maintaining a big suburban home in Boulder, CO, they found themselves racing here and there with never enough time for anything. Their insatiable passion for adventure in the wilderness took a backseat to normal, American lifestyle.

As the National Parks Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary, the family has been whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking, and rock climbing across the continent. The three have enjoyed as many parks and public lands as they can. The family has traveled 90,000 miles through 48 states. Hawaii is next and the last stop on their list. 

Originally from Hot Springs, Kathy Holcombe said it’s great to be back home.

“We wake up every day, open the window, look outside and say 'Wow! We’re in Hot Springs,'" Kathy said. "The weather is so nice and the scenery is beautiful, plus it’s nice to be back where I was born and raised.”

Peter and Kathy Holcombe run a photography business from their 24’ Winnebago View, and home school 12-year-old daughter Abby, who’s having the education of a lifetime. Their Family Adventure Tour means to inspire families to unplug, get outside, and make their own adventures.


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