Goodbye Boyinks, Hello Bests!

MsBoyink has always been the navigator for our travels.

Many times she would climb into the passenger seat, wave vaguely out the windshield, and say "just start driving". I'd head in the general direction we wanted to go. She'd then lean the seat back, close her eyes, and begin a couple hours of intense mental processing about our exact route and destination.

Well, that's what she claimed...

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Where’s the Ditching Suburbia Crew?

“Are you guys still traveling? I miss your travel blogs.”

The above question was recently asked of us.

It’s a fair question. Sometimes I fell like we pull a “bait & switch” on you guys. We lure you in with a travel/RV theme then write about a bunch of other stuff.

Here’s the truth. A behind the scenes look at our future plans for Ditching Suburbia.

We don’t know.

We’re in a season of...

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How to Define Your Family Adventure

Adventure is a funny word. It can mean different things to different people. What’s it mean to you?

Dictionary.com defines adventure as:

1. An exciting or very unusual experience. 2. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure. 3. A bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.Dictionary.com

In 2018?

What’s adventure mean in...

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How American Culture Is Designed to Turn Us Into Consumers

Have you sat back and thought how our culture is designed to create cradle-to-grave consumers?

Start ‘Em Young

We start young. Kindergarten. Forget play. Forget outdoor time. Forget about getting physical skills like balance, coordination and strength. Because ‘This really isn’t kindergarten anymore’ - it’s the first step in a life designed around performance, productivity and...

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Our Manifesto

We’re not an RVing site, although we talk about RVs.

We’re not a boating site, although we talk about boats.

We’re not a travel site, although we talk a lot about travel.

We’re not a parenting site, although we talk a lot about raising kids.

We’re not a homeschooling site, although we talk about homeschooling.

So just what is Ditching Suburbia all about anyway?

We’re not any of...

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Are Organized Activities for Kids Worth Staying Home For?

Piano lessons. Choir. Hockey. Scouts. Karate. Little League. Dance. Part of the suburban scene in America is organized activities for our kids. If parents decide to ditch the suburbs - do the kids suffer for the lack of these?

Busy! Busy! Busy!

On the one hand, the over-scheduled suburban life is almost always a motivator for families to ditch the suburbs.

By the time you subtract the...

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