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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State: Florida When I arrived in Saint Augustine I had some business to attend too. The first stop on my list was Wells Fargo. As most of you know, I started a new account with them because they have the most locations in the US. Which makes it easier for me on the road. I had to adjust my savings plan, because with the bigger banks they look for a way to charge you a monthly fee for having an account with them, but they also give you options to avoid it. It was the option I needed to switch. Currently, it was set toRead 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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Morgan Beach in Maine

State: Maine Date: 05/12/16 I woke up in the woods around Lincoln Maine to the sound of chickadees calling. As the sun began its ascent, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. I took my time getting up and did the usual routine: prayer for the day, a chapter in my bible, brushing my teeth, a small breakfast (handful of nuts), putting my sleeping bag into my compression sac, folding up my hammock and putting it in its bag, and finally, putting everything into my 65L Osprey Atmos AG Backpack. As I headed up the hill to get on 155 south, IRead More →

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State: Maine Date: 06/7/16 Our story begins late yesterday evening. While walking through Ogunquit, I passed an antique store. In the window, a hat caught my eye and I had this thought: Being late in the day the store was closed. However, I checked the hours and then camped in the nearest woods I found. The next day I waited outside the store, while staring at the hat that taunted me through the window. “I would look good on you. People will compliment you if you wear me,” it said to me. As I stared, the shop keep startled me “Beautiful Day, eh?” “Gorgeous,” IRead More →

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State: New Hampshire Date: June 20th, 2016 There are certain places in the world that people need to see and the Cathedral of the Pines is one of them. When I found out about this incredible monument to history, it went straight to the top of my list for New Hampshire. As I arrived at the Cathedral of Pines, after hiking nearly 20 miles of various inclines and hills, I collapsed in front of the sign and had to rest for half an hour before I went in. It was then that I found out that it was nearly closing time (Open 10-5pm daily, MayRead More →

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State: Florida I got up and headed to the second day of the Kanapaha Botanical Garden Festival with Tami and Jordan. However, Tami suggested that I explore Gainesville and dropped me off to do so. I first headed to Starbucks to wake up some more and get some writing done. Then I took Tami’s suggestion and headed to the Museum of Natural History and the Butterfly Rainforest. The museum had great exhibits including life-size replicas of Megalodon Shark jaws, Giant sloths, and Mastodons. It also had history about the Calusa, the Seminole Indians, and the first settlers of Florida. The Butterfly Rainforest was wonderful. SoRead More →

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State: Florida I woke up well rested from the legendary day I had yesterday. While I was packing up my gear, Vicki (Kat and Shanks daughter) came out and said: “You know you can come in at any time right?” “Oh, I wasn’t sure you guys were up.” I finished packing and went inside. Shank, Kat, and Vicki treated me to a home cooked breakfast. I wolfed down my food and then Vicki came over and handed me a packet of Jerky. “Got this at the store for you.” “Mmm jerky. Thank you, you know Jerky is one of my staple foods. That, almonds, tuna,Read More →

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Gulf Hagas

State: Maine Date: May 31st, 2016 I waited on the steps of my cabin. Every car that passed by made me perk up like a dog waiting for his master to get home from work. I was excited to get back on the road and to see a friend I hadn’t seen in years. The past few days I was going a bit stir crazy on the homestead. Sameness is not something my trip across America is about. Finally, a car pulled in and a tall brunette got out. I grabbed my backpack and walked up. “Are ya ready for an adventure lass?” I saidRead More →

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