365 Day Election Year Road Trip Hits All 50 States
July 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News365 Day Election Year Road Trip Hits All 50 States
A "Gen X" couple has announced plans to spend a full year traveling across America to cover the 2008 election, see the country, and find a new home.
Shane and Amy Bugbee have been entrepreneurs for their entire marriage. Their last venture was a soda pop company, and a website that featured the first podcast from the Northwoods tourist town they were living in, but when the people of Ely, Minnesota found out about the couple's other websites/blogs and their past as controversial writers, publishers, and promoters the town decided the couple was no longer welcome.
After leaving Ely (in the middle of the night) the couple travelled through California hoping to find work and a place to call home. What they found instead was hard times, but not just for themselves. Nearly every person they encountered was broke, friends with businesses were going out of business or downsizing, and others were losing jobs, sharing apartments, a few even wound up living in their cars.
Rather than face this fate themselves, they headed to Chicago to visit family and regroup. On the way they decided if they were going to be broke, they were going to find out why. The pair will set out on November 4th, 2007 to drive around the country for an entire year, documenting their findings on the web with podcasts, videocasts, blogs, and photos.
They will talk to people in every state, and especially in the zip codes that most people don't venture, they will see the sites, taste the local flavor, ad cover the election.
Keep checking http://www.ayearatthewheel.com for the latest updates and schedule.
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