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...the informative chapters (are) applicable to any type of long and adventurous trip which takes people away from home for several months or more. Their tips will save you many dollars and many tears of frustration along the way. A terrific investment in your vacation! -- Bonnie Neely,, November, 2005

Solo or with a close companion, get the only thing you really need (for your trip), a copy of Phil and Carol White’s book… – Mina Diamos, Metro LA Megazine, July, 2005

(The Whites) have mapped out most of the potholes for you in advance. Here are answers to all those naggy little questions you wanted to ask, but didn’t know who or how to ask without seeming naïve. – Marilis Hornidge, The Courier-Gazette Book Bag (Maine), July, 2004

… gas was only 5% of their total cost, and their fifth largest expense. – Richard Carpenter, The Boston Globe (syndicated), June, 2005

(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. – Rebecca Ragain, Lifestyles Northwest, June, 2005

Drawing from personal experience of living on the road for a year, the Whites tackle all the details needed to embark on the trip of a lifetime. – Phil Anderson, Capital-Journal (Topeka), June, 2005

It is a good read whether you ever take the dream trip or not. – Janice Doyle, Mature Lifestyles, May, 2005

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. – Michael Martinez, San Jose Mercury News, May, 2005

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, May, 2005

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. – Mary Ann Pinkston, Desert Magazine, May, 2005

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. – Dennis Gaub, KOA Kompass, March, 2005

Plan, pack light, and expect the unexpected along the way. – Maya Blackmun, The Oregonian, April 7. 2005

The book is friendly in tone, yet comprehensive in its detail. – Marcella Gauthier, Escapees Magazine, March-April. 2005

Throughout the book you’ll come across Phil’s scattered personal and insightful reflections of the stops they made, referred to as “Phil-osophies.” – Woodall’s CamperWays, March, 2005

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. – Judi Janofsky, Rich Steck, Where to Go, January 18, 2005

Live Your Road Trip Dream details a script for freeing ones self from life’s day-to-day attenuations so as to travel the open road for a year. …They proceed with reasonable options for dealing with houses, cars, shell-shocked kids, and other daunting obstacles and the whole idea doesn’t seem so farfetched after all. – Seth McEvoy, ForeWord Magazine, March-April, 2005

… (they) thought of many things that others might forget when devising their own plans. The worksheets are excellent memory joggers. – Janet Groene, Family Motor Coaching, March, 2005

…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. – Bev Weiber, RV Companion, January/ February, 2005

"Setting the date makes it a reality," added White, whose book chronicles how she and her husband Phil lived their dream of traveling the country for a year for about what it would have cost to stay home. – Beth Harpaz, Travel Editor, Associated Press, talking about New Year’s resolutions, December, 2004

Their book is not just one of those saga-of-the-box travelogues that everyone writes about a trip they’ve taken, but rather a well-thought out step-by-step planning guide. – Bill Duncan, Senior Times, January 3, 2005

…the authors pack their book with advice on making your dream happen. - Christine Delsol, San Francisco Chronicle, December, 2004

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to take a year off from work, pack your bags, and hit the open road? - VIA Magazine (AAA), January-February, 2005

(This book) is a practical and inspirational gift for RV owners, new retirees, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of a cross-country expedition. – Beth Harpaz, Travel Editor, Associated Press, November, 2004

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… - Richard P. Carpenter, Boston Globe, November, 2004

"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. - Sue Scheible, The Patriot-Ledger (South Boston), November, 2004

Have you every 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, November, 2004

I love receiving a good book …, and even more so if it is about travel! For instance, a couple I know plan to retire soon and hit the road. Live Your Road Trip Dream … will help them figure it all out. – Donna Vieira, Editor, DreamScapes, November, 2004

The collaboration of the husband and wife team of Phil and Carol White, Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel For A Year For The Cost Of Staying Home is a superbly organized compendium of "trip tested" instruction, information and advice. Chapters address how to build a travel budget, break the news of a lengthy voyage to family and friends, plan a route, stay in touch while on the go, handle emergencies, as well as an engaging narration of the trip the authors took fill this compendium of practical advice and enjoyable armchair traveler stories. Recommended reading for anyone considering an extended road trip of their own. -James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review, October, 2004

…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. - Mark Sedenquist, Editor,, August, 2004

(This book) is very well planned and very well laid out. It is a wonderful presentation...the antedotes are right-on and informative, a fun book to read. The information is very comprehensive -- the checklists and marketing materials are very well done...even if you are going to be gone just 3-4 weeks, it is very worthwhile investing in it. ...This has been a very good interview. -Jana Oliver, Host DIY Author Show, Leisure Talk Radio ( October, 2004

This is really and incredibly neat book, especially for someone like me who wants to make the dream happen. ... nothing is going to surpass the resources you find in this book. - Jeff Gerstl, host The Travel Hub ( October, 2004

…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. - KC Weary, Editor, The Villager , July, 2004

Philip and Carol … now enjoy delighting audiences with the story of how they actually made it happen. - From the program, The Great North American RV Rally, 2004

Then there are the 'what-ifs'. …car trouble …traffic accidents …someone gets injured or sick … someone back home has a difficulty. The Whites can tell you the answer to each of these, because every single one of them happened during their trip across the states. - Curtis Kipp, Editor, The Wilsonville Spokesman, July, 2004

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