Provisioning

We purged our possessions to pack our life into a van. No more bikes. No more kayaks. No more stepladder. Extra hoses. Step stool. All gone.

Along with 100’s of other things I don’t remember.

Most of it we gave away. We piled it up on a picnic table outside our fifth wheel after we bought the van. A handwritten “FREE” sign attracted people celebrating Easter in the campground.

Some of...

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Uncommon Adventures

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 define them. I reached out to members of our tribe and asked for input.

We’ve already talked about the first three pillars, Simpler Living,...

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11 Travel Blogger Outreach Fails

Blogger Outreach is also known as Influencer Marketing. A blogger outreach program is where a business finds popular bloggers in their industry, and works with them through guests posts, sponsored posts, podcast sponsorships, etc.

Done right?

Businesses can reach very niche audiences in a cost effective manner. Bloggers can (finally) make a bit of money for their efforts. And readers learn...

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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.

Restoring the Paint on a 1995 Pleasure-Way Class B Campervan

So, you’re shopping used Class B campervans and half of the units you find look like molting ducks with the paint coming off. Doesn’t anyone take care of these things?

It wasn’t just campervans. If you watch traffic while driving you’ll see any number of fullsize vans with peeling paint.

No primer, thin paint, bad paint, acid rain, UV damage - there’s no simple easy reason for why the...

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Three Cheap or Free Events to Add To Your Traveling Teen’s Curriculum

Little kids are easy. If the National Park Junior Ranger program doesn’t cut it there’s always the local zoo or children’s museum. What do you do when your 10 year old is suddenly 14 and “too cool to take the Junior Ranger pledge”?

We started traveling with 12 and 13 year olds. We had about 18 months on the road before we got eye rolls from both kids when we suggested another children’s...

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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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