Meet NWA Dad: James Moore
James Moore is an elementary teacher, turned stay-at-home dad.. and farmer.. and youtuber! He lives on a farm in Huntsville with his wife, a labor and delivery nurse, and four (adorable) children. Lifelong residents of NWA, they stay busy maintaining the farm, as well as taking frequent road trips in their VW bus to various locations and activities.
James is affectionately known as Arkansas's you-tuber, and has been THE Volkswagen Bus guy on YouTube since 2010. When he's not taking you on a family road trip, James shows you behind the scenes of people building their dream lives, including his own. From his viral success making rainbow cupcakes, to putting the finishing touches on the family's relocated 1936 Craftsman farmhouse, to visiting Yellowstone, Route 66, or just the other side of their mountain in the Ozarks, the experience is always diverse and fun.
More from James on NWA:
Tell us about your typical NWA weekend!
Lately, our weekends have been dominate by our kids' sporting endeavors. We often get outdoors or eat out. We frequent Fayetteville most.
What is your favorite family activity or outing?
We enjoy visiting the Buffalo River, movies in the park, going out for Mexican food or grilling out/making s'mores at home with friends.
If you could change one thing about NWA, what would it be?
Could you get Chic-fil-a to open on Sundays? ;)
What's your favorite hidden gem?
The whole town of Huntsville, really. The square is very charming, with great flea markets. The area is beautiful. Nearby Withrow Springs has outstanding trails and camping opportunities. Local restaurants: Granny's Kitchen, The Y Drive-In, Lori's Main Street Cafe and LoLo's Mexican Restaurant are exceptional.
What do you love most about living in NWA?
The creative and friendly people!
What do you wish was different about living in northwest Arkansas?
So many of our neighbors struggling with poverty and food insecurity.
Why do you continue to call northwest Arkansas home/choose to live here?
We love all of the opportunities in the area, but enjoy being able to enjoy rural settings easily too. We feel it's a safe environment for our kids to grow up in and really experience community.