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Posted April 13, 2009
A great guide full of tips and tricks
Perhaps you have imagined a life on the road, but just didn't think it would be practical or affordable. Maybe you should pick up Live Your Road Trip Dream, a comprehensive guide to planning and traveling on the road. Written by baby boomers Phil and Carol White, who spent a year traveling the country in a class B RV, they share dos and don'ts applicable for all ages and economic brackets.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The Whites do an excellent job of covering every possible scenario: What do you do with your house when you're gone? What do you do if you're injured during your trip? How should you take care of your finances? And the list goes on. They provide budgeting tips based on their experiences with charts to fill in for your own planning, plus other practical items like a checklist of gear and a sample itinerary for ideas on how to organize one's trip. They also include excerpts from their journal written during the journey, sharing a sense of the trip that they themselves embarked on.
Throughout Live Your Road Trip Dream, the Whites become your friends, the type who truly gives good advice. When they know a resource that would be helpful for a particular situation, they recommend the book or website. They share examples of their own trip when something worked or didn't work out, and perhaps what they would have done differently. Most importantly, they recognize that their trip is not your trip and the information they provide is intended to make your life easier and you are free to take what you will.
If you didn't think taking an extended trip was in the cards, this book helps open the door to the possibilities. Whether your trip will be shorter or even longer than the Whites' trip of a lifetime, this book provides helpful information to address any concern. Although the authors are an older couple with a comfortable budget, they consciously offer advice applicable for all ages and for smaller budgets, as well. The Whites are positive and inspiring along the way, and leave you with a good feeling that your own dream trip can easily be a reality.
Quill says: A great guide chockfull of helpful tips and tricks for road tripping.
An excellent primer for would-be road trippers
I like the way the Whites, Carol and Phil, organized their road-trip book. Approximately half of it is devoted to planning a trip. This includes budgeting, packing, and organizing one's life for an extended period on the road. The other part of the book is an interesting narrative that features excerpts from their actual travel journal. The Whites visited some of the same places my wife and I visited during our own year-long road trip, and it was interesting to see what a different take they and we had on many of these places.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2008
Posted June 18, 2008
A dream building and informative book
Have you ever wanted to run away and take a `trip of a lifetime¿? This book will help you through all the twists and turns of planning and then setting off on your adventure. Live Your Road Trip Dream Travel for a year for the cost of staying home is an excellent how to book. Topics include: what type of trip to plan (long or short), budget setting, what to do with everything at home including the home, road and other emergencies and how to stay in touch. The second half of the book give you a brief journal of the Whites¿ personal trip to give you the feel of what it will be like out there. Looking at the cover, you know what expect inside. It is well thought out and informative. Once you open the book, the subject matter is broken down into small digestible chunks of information in a logical order. References are made to other books and websites that are helpful in the planning process. The Appendixes range from budget planning to checklists to inventory lists that make planning your trip a breeze. Chock full of useful advice and tips from cover to cover with antidotes of things that the White¿s experienced, help the reader understand what all is involved in taking a trip of this magnitude. The book is written in a way that makes you want to go out and buy an RV, boat, camping gear or whatever it is that will make your trip a reality. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is thinking about `running away¿ on their own dream trip.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2010
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