Yup! Although our travel venues vary, the joy of traveling alone resonates.

I’m 300,000+ miles into a 13-year cross country (mostly) solo road trip. For work. Chronicling family and youth homelessness under my nonprofit’s banner of HEAR US Inc. (www.hearus.us), I’ve traveled mostly backroads of 48 states.

Benefits of traveling alone? The decision making process is simpler. You have to own your actions. You meet fascinating people and ooh and aah over sites 90% of the populace will never see.

I live in a van with adequate creature comforts. Music gives me immense pleasure and a welcome escape from the bad news of the day. Much of my work, other than filming, can be done in the confines of my home/office/vehicle.

Your post makes me realize how lucky I am!

Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 15 yrs. on US backroads.

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