Richer Education

Simpler Living. Closer Family. Richer Education. Uncommon Adventures.

These are the 4 pillars that make up our Ditching Suburbia focus. We touched on our view of these in our Manifesto.

I thought it would be interesting to hear how other Ditchers and Becoming-Ditchers define them. I reached out to some other suburbia ditching families and asked for input.

We’ve already talked about...

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A Ditched Life and Legacy Premium Meals

When we first started traveling, I wasn’t much of a cook. I shopped the “inside” aisles, where the highly processed meals are shelved. Hamburger Helper. Campbell’s Chunky soup. Great Value frozen meatballs.

Six years later, I don’t mind cooking a full course dinner. There are times, though, when a quick meal would be handy. I don’t want to return to those highly processed meals. I’m wanting...

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Don’t Start a Travel Blog to Make Money

“I want to travel fulltime, so plan to start a blog to make money.”

I always wince when someone writes that.

Two Things

Two things about blogging:

The first is that it’s damn hard to make money at it.

Yea, I know. There are tons of websites and Facebook groups and books and experts that tell you otherwise.

They shill SEO hacks. Secret social media marketing tactics. Facebook groups for...

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Ditching Suburbia Manifesto Shirt

Ditching Suburbia Manifesto Shirt Suburbia-ditchers have different values than most people - tell the world what they are:

Simpler Living. Closer Family. Richer Education. Uncommon Adventures.

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Is Traveling Fulltime an Unstable Way to Raise a Family?

“You’ve had an unstable life.”

A supervisor said that to one of our kids recently.

An unstable life.

In a physical sense she was right. RVs do shake and shimmy. We call it the “youthquake”.

But that’s not what she meant.

We weren’t there to hear the comment directly. We gather it was a comment about our family life. That by traveling fulltime we had created an “unstable environment” to...

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Organizing the Class B: Kitchen

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home.

I find that to be especially true in an RV. It’s the space where we sample new foods. Some we all like and some we do not.  It’s where we cook old favorites and eat them together. It’s where my daughter discovered her love of baking and my son developed his cooking skills.

It’s where we talk about the adventures of the day. What we...

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Pride

Pride.

Pride has an identity crisis.

Pride can be a vice or a virtue.

No one will fault you for being proud of your kids.

But if you turn that pride inward? If you grew up going to church you will hear Bible verses ringing in your ears:

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.Proverbs 16:18

I’ve been thinking about pride.

Vehicles

I’m proud of my vehicles. I...

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