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Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel for a year for the cost of staying homeby Phil White and Carol White
Synopses & Reviews
Where would your dream take you if you had a whole year to just travel?
Have you always dreamed of taking that long trip — but don't know how to "get it all together" to actually get out the door?
What's really keeping you from living your dream?
This detailed "how-to" guide will get you moving from the dreaming to the doing to live your idea of the perfect trip.
Included is step-by-step, real life information on planning the trip you've always wanted to take — along with generous doses of humor and advice. Topics covered include:
The Whites decided that the time had come for them to live their road trip dream. Once they were off on their adventure, people peppered them with questions, not so much about what they were doing (everyone has their own dream!), but about how they actually made it happen. It was with the encouragement of want-to-be traveler's everywhere that Live Your Road Trip Dream was created.
"[The White?s] Great American Adventure wasn?t perfect. The van needed repairs, Carol broke her ankle, and the digital camera bit the dust. [However] the tone of the entire book is warm and encouraging. The Whites take an if-we-can-do-it-so-can-you attitude that comes through strong." Lifestyles Northwest
"It is a good read whether you ever take the dream trip or not." Mature Lifestyles
"Clearly, taking a year off to see the United States is daunting and requires months of planning, but the Whites offer a detailed plan and budget. San Jose Mercury News
"The Whites also provide advice on how to extricate yourself from all those commitments that are keeping you tethered to home and hearth. Armchair Traveler, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"What do two people who have taken early retirement from successful careers do next? Phil & Carol White took an extreme option that was crammed with experiences and challenges....seeing the USA and doing whatever came to mind. Desert Magazine
"Is there anything more American than hitting the highway and seeing all corners of the United States?...The book accomplishes its goal of stirring one?s imagination about embarking on a modern American odyssey, and the Whites provide the tools to plan the potential trip of a lifetime. KOA Kompass
"Plan, pack light, and expect the unexpected along the way." The Oregonian
"The book is friendly in tone, yet comprehensive in its detail." Escapees Magazine
"Are you crazy? You're gonna' take a year off and just toot around the country?...Not just a dippy "how we spent our vacation" tome, but a solid, how-to volume that reveals the joys to expect and the pitfalls to overcome. Where to Go Next.com
...[they] thought of many things that others might forget when devising their own plans. The worksheets are excellent memory joggers. Family Motor Coaching
"...the Whites reveal how to get started and how easy it really is to plan the trip of a lifetime....Read the inside tips from the Whites on how to go out there and make it happen." RV Companion
"...the authors pack their book with advice on making your dream happen." San Francisco Chronicle
"[This book] is a practical and inspirational gift for RV owners, new retirees, or anyone who?s ever dreamed of a cross-country expedition. Associated Press
"You?ve had this fantasy, haven?t you? The one in which you decide to chuck it all and spend a year driving around the States, just taking in the sights and splendors. [The Whites] took their trip and wrote the book." Boston Globe
?'Go live your dream.' That's the advice Phil and Carol White have for baby boomers and other retirees who have always thought about taking an extended trip....The book has detailed, useful information, checklists and questions to help others decide if they can turn their own dreams into a road trip....This is a practical, intriguing book, well thought out." The Patriot-Ledger (South Boston)
"Have you ever thought: 'Forget the job, let?s hit the road and come back when we?re ready, not a day sooner?' Do you want to take that trip of a lifetime, but can?t figure out how to leave it all behind? Live Your Road Trip Dream will inspire you to turn your personal travel dream into reality." National Motorist website
"...an excellent primer for those considering hitting the road for an extended road trip, although the lessons could just as easily be applied to any multi-month vacation." RoadTripAmerica.com
"[This book] is very well planned and very well laid out. It is a wonderful presentation...the antidotes are right-on and informative, a fun book to read....even if you are going to be gone just 3-4 weeks, it is very worthwhile investing in it." DIY Author Show, Leisure Talk Radio
"...see what the Whites learned on the road trip of a lifetime ? you may find yourself heading out the door and down the road with a little dream of your very own." The Villager
About the Author
Phil and Carol are experts on this topic. They have lived and experienced every word of Live Your Road Trip Dream.
The White?s are recently retired from the everyday work world, and have begun travel writing as their new vocation. This trip was a year in the talking, learning, researching and planning stages, and a year in the execution of the actual adventure.
During Phil?s 26-year career, he was a small business owner of a retail Men?s Clothing Store. He has extensive Sales and Marketing experience from that endeavor, as well as a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. His skills in listening to people and engaging them in informative conversation were invaluable on the trip.
Carol comes from the other end of the Sales and Marketing spectrum, having retired from Lucent Technologies in 1999. Her 35 years in the computing and telecommunications fields with Lucent and AT&T have garnered her a wealth of experience.
Both Phil and Carol are graduates of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Phil has a broad-based degree in General Studies, and Carol graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Business Administration/Marketing and Psychology.
When they are not traveling, Phil and Carol enjoy golf, community activities, and most of all, their 8 grandchildren.
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