In the summer of 2009, after leaving my 9-to-5 office job, I set off on a 4-month cross-country journey around the U.S. in my conversion van. Most of the trip was solo, but friends joined me in various places. I did a lot of couchsurfing and sleeping in the van. I passed through 46 states and saw everything from the big urban cities to rural farmland to scenic national parks to quaint small towns.
I’m now settled in Chicago, but the blog continues. I’ll be revisiting some of my more memorable experiences and posting all-new photos. Plus, I’m continuing to take weekend trips here and there. Some places I haven’t seen yet that are on my wishlist: St. Louis, Columbus, Indianapolis, and the Dakotas.
So there will be plenty more travel stories to come. Stay tuned!
Note: This blog is no longer active, but you can find me on Quirky Travel Guy, where I write about USA road trips, national parks by state, and quirky roadside attractions.
I recently found your blog on TBEX and I thought you might be interested in UpTake’s new program called “Travel Gems” that features blog content from across the web on our site. It brings great blog content to a wider audience and helps bloggers like yourself increase traffic to their own blogs. I’d love to speak to you more about how this program works and see if you are interested in participating.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!
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My partner Danielle and I are currently traveling to nearly every country in Africa (we are writing now from Dakar, Senegal) meeting with farmers, workers, NGO’s and community groups writing about innovations and projects that our working to alliviate hunger and poverty. We travel blog everyday at BorderJumpers (www.borderjumpers.org). We are trying to highlight stories of hope and success.
Thanks so much for your consideration!
All the best, Bernie and Dani
Just discovered your blog through MatadorU. I can’t wait to read through everything…sounds like an amazing trip!! I would totally love to do something like that!!