Hi, I’m Ryan Erisman.
I’ve been researching and writing about The Villages, the most popular retirement community in the known universe, since 2008.
I imagine some people might think that sounds like a pretty boring job, but this place definitely keeps me on my toes! There’s rarely a dull moment around here.
Thanks for stopping by to learn more about my journey 😉
Why the name “Inside the Bubble”?
This website was originally named “The Villages Florida Book” which was the title of my book when it first came out in 2008. At the time, it seemed like a pretty logical way to describe a book about The Villages.
Unfortunately the developer didn’t think so. They don’t like anyone using the words “The Villages” in their name, so their lawyers sent me a letter telling me to change the name of my book and website, or else.
Villagers often refer to themselves as living in a bubble, so with the developer’s lawyers blessing…welcome to “Inside the Bubble“!
Why is there a Frog in your logo?
Villagers are commonly referred to as “frogs” … because they’re here ’til they croak!
If we can’t laugh at ourselves what can we do?
Anyway, I really appreciate you taking the time to “hop around” on the site!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.