State: Florida I didn’t sleep at all last night. Not just because I was literally surrounded by squirrels, rats, lizards and opossum (one that actually ran across my sleeping bag), but also because I was sleeping near the road….and the railroad tracks. So needless to say I got an early start. Despite the lack of sleep, I was feeling pretty good. It was a beautiful day and I was rocking and walking. I set out with the goal to break my record on miles in a day for two reasons. One because I started early and was feeling it and two because I wanted toRead More →

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State: Florida I woke up this morning early, but didn’t want to leave my cocoon of happiness…so I didn’t. A few hours later I got up and broke camp. Feeling good, I set out to check some things off my list of things to do: Get to a library to refill water and power. Get to a Lowes or Walmart to buy some luggage locks and a duffle bag for when I fly out on the 19th. Get something to eat. As I walked, I noticed a Wendy’s across the road. “Sweet!” I said immediately thinking of the free small blizzard I could get becauseRead More →

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The Linkinhoker Family

State: Florida I woke up early and texted Jason a wake up call. He was already up though. We were glad we stayed up and loaded the van the night before, so we didn’t have to do it at 6:30am. Everyone loaded up dressed in sweaters. It was a cold and windy day for Florida (50s progressing toward a high of 72 in the afternoon). We got to the beach that was only 5 minutes away and unloaded the kids and equipment. I helped set up the tent and weighed it down with buckets of sand because of how windy it was. It turned outRead More →

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State: New Hampshire Date: 06/15/16 As I walked down the dusty dirt road where a massive amount of construction was going on, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to America’s Stonehenge before it closed. My legs, knees, and back are constantly yelling at me to take it easy. After nearly 6 months on the road, you’d think I would learn to take my time to get to where I’m going. However, I think the excitement of seeing one of the places the state is famous for does play a role in me doing more miles than I should. When I wasRead More →

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River Gallery School of Art

State: Vermont Date: 09/02/16 When I arrived in Brattleboro, I had one thing on my mind: finding somewhere to volunteer. However, as is usually the case, the place found me. While walking down Maine Street, a lady saw my sign: I learned her name was Jennifer and she suggested I volunteer at the River Gallery School of Art. I decided to take her advice and headed over there. When I arrived I was greeted warmly by Donna and Joslin who were eager to learn about my trip. I told them what I was doing and how I volunteer in each state to make the worldRead More →

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Seth Stivala, Dennis, and Reggie

State: New Hampshire Date: 07/15/16 I woke up early, but didn’t get out of my hammock. I was pretty tired from hiking Mount Bond yesterday and staying up playing D&D with my new friends Danny and John. We met the other day at the top of Mount Bond and ended up sharing a campsite. Danny and John are both volunteer firefighters and this was their first big hike. I remember seeing their packs and realizing that this was definitely the case because I had made the same mistake over packing at the beginning of my trip. That night after pausing our game till the morning,Read More →

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State: Florida I slept in today because I was comfy in my hammock in the woods. After I did my morning routine of brushing teeth, stretching, and reading my bible, I returned to 441 south. A couple of miles in, I came to a small town with a country grocery store (a converted gas station by the looks of it). I decided to resupply as I was getting low on road food. After loading up, I scarfed a sandwich and a banana underneath a massive oak tree. I then chugged a can of Arizona tea and got back on my way. While it was cloudy,Read More →

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Seth Stivala and Patricia Share

State: Florida So once more, everyday’s an adventure. I truly believe that anyone who needs their faith in humanity restored, should travel. Well, today I went to the No Name Pub at the suggestion of a local and a fan (Patricia Stanley Share). Patricia met me there for lunch. We actually met on the plane ride down to Key West. She was sitting in front of me and we didn’t talk that much, but she caught bits and pieces of the conversation I was having with my seatmates and chimed in when I was talking about how I was looking forward to the Dry Tortugas andRead More →

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Lindsey, Seth Stivala, and Paul Hellman

State: Florida The past three weeks I’ve been staying with my friend Paul and his fiance Lindsey. I met Paul when I worked down in Florida doing nuisance wildlife removal. He was a coworker that quickly became my friend. We kept in touch off and on throughout the years when I moved back. When I told him about my trip, he said: “That’s awesome! When you get to Florida, you’ve got a place to stay.” Paul went above and beyond this. While I stayed with Paul, he kept trying to find me work with his Wildlife company even though it was slow. Anytime we wentRead More →

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Seth Stivala and Robert Frost

State: Florida Today I got up early because I didn’t sleep at all last night due to the constant mosquito attack. I then headed to the library to charge my phone, my back up battery charger, and to refill my water which was getting low. While I waited for it to charge, I grabbed a Stephen King book (Doctor Sleep). I think I’ll keep reading it along the way at the libraries I stop at. When I got on my way again, I had every intention of looking for a place to bed down early because of not sleeping well the past few nights, however,Read More →

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