This Guy Spent 10 Months on the Road Visiting Every US State. HIs Experiences Are Amazing
"You don't know if you don't go"
But rather than jet off for a Euro trip, Jay decided to start with "his own backyard."
"This is my country and my home. People have certain perceptions about the United States, and before I could have an honest opinion, I had to go see for myself," Jay explained of his motivations to go on an American road trip.
His original plan under-estimated just about every aspect (8 vs. 10 months, 25,000 vs. 36,300 miles, $10-15K vs. $20K) but he enjoyed every minute of his once-in-a-lifetime journey.
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"I hiked up volcanoes in Hawaii, Washington, and California, and down into caves in New Mexico, Kentucky, and Idaho. I stood under pouring rain at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. I stood under gnawing heat at the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers."
"I experienced the long standing spectacle of Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon, and Old Faithful. I admired Redwoods, Sequoias, and Bristlecone pines, respectfully the tallest, largest, and oldest trees in the world."
"I paid homage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kennedy Space Center, and the immigrant intake building on Ellis Island. I visited George Washington’s birthplace and Martin Luther King’s tomb."
"I saw horses race at the Carolina Cup and cars race at the Indy 500. I camped out at a mud bog rally in Florida and a music festival in Michigan."
He recommends public libraries for the best Wi-Fi, National Parks for prime camping, and Wal-mart parking lots in a pinch.