Hard Truths and a Reality Check About My Nomadic Identity

This past weekend, I was so excited. I hadn’t been to my campsite up at Nicolet National Forest since December. And it was two months before that when there wasn’t snow on the ground. I’ve been waiting seven months to do some camping! I monitored snow coverage maps for weeks, waiting impatiently for the snow to melt. Then I waited Read More …

The Tennessee Trip

It has been a pretty wild weekend. Bones and Morgan invited me over to their place Friday night to hang out and get “not sober”. At some point, Bones and Morgan talked about wanting to go on a road trip, to somewhere warmer, and then settled on visiting Bones’ dad in Tennessee. At first, it just seemed to be wishful Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part II – TransWorld 2018

I planned the Forgotten States Road Trip around TransWorld, since being in St. Louis already saved me about a thousand miles had I done these two trips separately. Although the convention itself was pretty damn good this year, I did not particularly enjoy my visit – for a number of different reasons. But through adversity, I can say that I Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part I – Lower 48 States

It is official. I have now been to every contiguous state in the United States (the lower 48 states). I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post. I have a lot to get to, and I want to dive in straightaway. It is ironic that this post will be so long since the trip was uneventful and unremarkable. Read More …

Breaking Cell Phone and Social Media Addiction

“Do you want to come out with us for dinner and drinks?” ask my friends. Of COURSE I do! Even an antisocial person like myself can’t help but bask in the warm company of the few select people I consider my friends. I get all excited and eager for the evening. I shower, I shave, and I even put on Read More …

Georgia On My Mind

My time is running out. TransWorld is just about a month away. After that, I’ll spend about a week or so finishing up the Forgotten States Road Trip. After that – if my landlord honors our agreement – I could be asked to vacate my apartment at any time. So the pressure to figure out where I’m going to go Read More …

Job Satisfaction & Generation Lifestyles

Last night, I was reading a post from one of my hitchhiker friends on my Facebook feed. In that post, he explained that he had traveled 200 miles that day and was flat broke. He used a gift card to buy dinner and coffee, and then cashed out the rest for beer money. When I see posts from him that Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Ultimate Road Trip Checklist

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Did You Leave the Stove On? Nothing feels worse than walking out the door for a long journey, believing that you’re forgetting something. Except, perhaps, being several hours on the road and realizing that you did forget something. With practice, Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Solo or Group Travel?

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The “Solo or Group Travel?” Debate – My Bias I’ll be forthright and honest – I prefer solo travel. It’s not that I don’t like travelling with friends. I would actually prefer to do that if I could. I suppose Read More …

Impossible Choices and Dilemmas

I wish I didn’t have to choose between my friends and finding a better home. Here’s my fantasy. I’d take my closest haunt friends here in Green Bay plus everyone I met last summer on the road and form a punk community out in the woods, where I’d live out the rest of my life happily ever after. I think Read More …