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 those specifically, but all of them mixed together. Add in a long term or permanent exit from a traditional suburban life. Serve it up for families - parents who are still raising and educating their children.

We’re not about the mode. We’re about the results.

Here’s our formalized Ditching Suburbia Manifesto:

Simpler Living

Decrease the number of things you own, lower the number of commitments you have, and recapture your day.

Have you heard of minimalism? It’s not about owning an exact number of things, going without, or becoming a monk. It’s about removing the excess. It’s about not being owned by what you own.

The Minimalists have a good working definition:

Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.theminimalists.com

Closer Family

Suburban life looks all family-friendly and happy on the outside, but actually destroys the American family. Getting off the suburban treadmill can help you improve the relationships in your immediate family.

Richer Education

The public school system in America is outdated and broken. Get out of the suburbs and get out of the public schools. You won’t believe the educational opportunities the world offers outside of the preprogrammed system.

Uncommon Adventures

Suburban life seeks to remove every risk and replace it with comfort. There is no adventure there.

You don’t have to be wealthy or world-class daredevil athletes to enjoy unforgettable experiences with your family.

Live in an RV. Houseboat on the Mississippi. Rent a villa in Mexico. Work on a farm.

The possibilities are endless.

Get the Ditching Suburbia Manifesto

We had the Ditching Suburbia Manifesto put into graphic form. You can buy it on a t-shirt or hoodie - and we’ll make a few bucks.

But we’re more interested in getting the message out than we are making money.

So we’ve also made the Ditching Suburbia Manifesto available as a Free Downloadable. The plaque you see in the photo is just a wood panel we had printed at Walgreens. It cost just over $20.

Feel free to download our Manifesto graphic and use it on your own metal, wood, or paper print.

Use the Manifesto to set your priorities every day.

Simpler living. Closer Family. Richer education. Uncommon adventures.

1 Comment Our Manifesto

  1. Picture of Ric Morgan-O'Connor Ric Morgan-O'Connor March 16, 2018

    Great manifesto! We’re retired and enjoying every minute! Still a lot to do, get rid of, etc.,  but “step by step, inch by inch…”

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