Recently, I’ve done a total change in direction. The focus of my writing will no longer be fiction, though my fiction books will always be available for purchase here. In an attempt to better align my literary pursuits with my life, I’ll be spending a lot more time blogging and writing about traveling, hiking, my philosophy, and life in general.
I’ve been throwing around an idea for a how-to book about road trips. The tome is in it’s very early stages of survival. Here is a little preview:
The term “road trip” floats around a lot these days. It seems that everyone is taking a road trip, even if they’re only going a hundred miles and will only be gone for the weekend. That isn’t my idea of a road trip, but I understand the allure of the title.
Let’s face it: the words “road” and “trip” when used together conjure up images of freedom on the open road and a total escape from the doldrums of real life. Maybe we’ll feel like rock stars for a few days or a few weeks. Maybe even Lewis and Clark.
Going on a road trip is all that, but it’s a lot of other things, too. So many things can go wrong when you’re basically living either in or out of a car or RV for days, weeks, or even months at a time. Planning is a must, unless you’re one of those mavericks that has the vision of jumping in your dilapidated VW Bus and making like a flower child. That technique will probably work if you have unlimited amounts of time and money when your lack of a cohesive plan fails (or the VW Bus breaks down.) But if you’re just the average Joe or Jane like me, take my word, you’re going to need a plan. The longer you go, you’re going to need a bigger, more elaborate plan. Want to see a lot of stuff? Get planning.
With any luck, the handy-dandy guide will keep growing and will be available in the not-so-distant future. 🙂