“You should write a book!”
I can’t count how many times we have heard that since we left on what was to be a one-year family road trip. We were blogging our experiences here on Boyinks4Adventure.com, though, so I would quickly deflect the idea. We’ve also written a book already (albeit in the technology space) so knew the work that would be involved in doing another.
Some ideas need a while to germinate.
While this site tells our personal story well, as our kids get older and closer to adulthood there was another perspective I got curious about - that of families who had traveled full-time for a while but then stopped. What was that like? Then I got to thinking - it would be interesting to talk with families who were still in the getting ready to go phase. From there it seemed natural to fill in the middle with thoughts from other families like us who are still traveling so a reader could get perspectives from the entire event.
That’s the basic premise of the book we have begun working on - interviews with families who are preppping to travel, families who are still traveling, and families who have stopped traveling.
We’ve titled the book “Ditching Suburbia” and yesterday I did the initial work of getting a domain, web-hosting, landing page, and email signup form together and on the web at ditchingsuburbia.com.
We are in the process of scheduling interviews and have a goal of having the book available by Christmas.
So yea - we are writing a book!