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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How to Remove the Clutter of Advertising from Your Life

5000 Ads Per Day?

It’s actually unclear how many ads we see on a daily basis.

It might be 5000. Or it might not.

Regardless - by the time you count labels on healthcare products and clothing, logos on appliances, cars, and buildings, and ads on radio, TV, the Internet and Billboards the end result is a world that’s incredibly noisy.

Noise to your ears. Noise to your eyes.

All wanting...

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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.

Styles available: t-Shirts, tank tops, and hoodies.
Colors available: black, navy, gray.


Ever had a blender cavitate?

Cavitate - there’s a fancy word.

Here’s how it happens:

  • You put a bunch of goodies in the blender and hit the button.
  • The blender spins for a second then starts to whine.
  • Nothing blends.
  • The blades made a space - a cavity - and the ingredients are too thick to slide in that space.
  • You have to stop the blender, prod the contents with a spoon, and fill in that...

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Class B RV Interior Modifications

So, how do you like your van?

We get asked that a lot. I think it’s the small size. People - other RVers mainly - wonder how we can live in a 19’ campervan comfortably.

For me, it’s all about being organized. And comfortable. And “chasing away the ugly” parts of the van - faded woodwork, etc.

Main Areas

We’ve covered how we’ve organized the Class B kitchen and bathroom. And how we’ve...

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