Lessons for Suburbia Ditchers from the Movie “My Dinner With Andre”

My Dinner With Andre is a 1981 film starring Wallace Shawn (you know him as Fizzini from The Princess Bride) and Andre Gregory. As the title suggests, the film largely consists of the two men sharing a conversation over dinner. It’s a movie for thinkers. A number of the conversation topics struck home for me and are relevant to suburbia ditchers. I’ve pulled some of the conversations out and...

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Do You Have Any Regrets About Selling It All To Hit The Road?

Do you have any regrets?

We are often asked this question by families thinking about ditching the suburbs.

We understand the angst behind the question.

That house took months to find and buy. You just got the lawn to where the neighbors aren’t frowning at it. The tidy new garage shelves still smell of fresh-cut lumber.

And that’s just the stuff. What about your family?

Your kids?

All...

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Yes, and…

“Yes, but…”

“Yes, and…”

Two ways to respond. They start the same.

Then one destroys while the other builds.

Do you favor one over the other?

I like to think I use the latter. I’ll often challenge MsBoyink or the kids to see if they can frame an either/or choice into a both/and.

But honestly?

I do a lot of yesbutting.

There’s something about finding a hole in someone’s plan. Finding...

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Ditching Suburbia Sticker

Ditching Suburbia Sticker Sticker up your RV, boat, or water bottle with these Ditching Suburbia stickers from StickerMule.

They're approximately 3" x 3" and made from premium vinyl designed for outdoor use. They can even be run through a dishwasher.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Future RVers

We initially ran this list in 2015, but all of these ideas are still good ones here in 2017.

We weren’t going to jump on the Christmas Bandwagon with gift guides.

But here’s the very real situation as posted by one of our Facebook Group Members.

I’ve got family who really likes to buy us things even if we advise them that we don’t really need anything.  I’m looking for ideas of things...

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How One Ditched Family Is Dealing With Tragedy

This past June, Mike interviewed Jared and Stephanie Pechan for our podcast. The Pechan’s were ditching their suburban lives and preparing to create a new one on a boat with their three children.

The new life that they intended was altered when Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and their boat was totaled.

Two weeks ago I spoke with Jared and Stephanie about the tragedy, how...

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Prepping a 1995 Class B Campervan for Fulltime RVing

Hey - let’s buy an old campervan and hit the road fulltime!

Yes, #vanlife is all the rage. And yes, it’s fun to think about living out of a classic VW Westie or other older rig that has a bit more style than the new “gray box on wheels” campervans.

But be ready for what you are getting yourself into. Unless you find a creampuff that’s been lovingly maintained and garage-kept when not used...

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