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Jun 12, 2019

Frost in October means free advertising. . . . . . #followforfollowback #follow #followers #frost #ohio #travel #marketing #podcast #50statesofmindusa #travelphotography

So glad I got a chance to visit East Cleveland and the meet the amazing staff and regulars at Skeets ...

Jun 12, 2019

So glad I got a chance to visit East Cleveland and the meet the amazing staff and regulars at Skeets. I wish I had a neighborhood spot like Skeet’s near me. Can’t wait to come back. . . . . . #roadtrip #50statesofmindusa #podcast #podcasts #travel #bar #usa #love #instagay #travelgram #travelling #instagood #trip #ohio #cleveland #tourist #america #midwest #inspiration #travelblogger #travelholic #traveller #travelbook #writer #visit #visitcleveland

Reason to Visit Cleveland #1: The West Side Market. Un-yuppified, filled with soul food and fudge, y ...

Jun 12, 2019

Reason to Visit Cleveland #1: The West Side Market. Un-yuppified, filled with soul food and fudge, you can shop for desserts or dinner and feel like you’re in an old European train station. . . . . . #roadtrip #50statesofmindusa #podcast #podcasts #travel #driving #car #usa #love #instagay #travelgram #travelling #instagood #trip #ohio #cleveland #tourist #america #midwest #inspiration #travelblogger #travelholic #traveller #writer #visit #visitcleveland #food #market #architecture

Cleveland is the hot new place to be, and if anyone tells you otherwise they are full of lies. I reg ...

Jun 12, 2019

Cleveland is the hot new place to be, and if anyone tells you otherwise they are full of lies. I regret thinking Cleveland was a place to avoid—it’s a gem of the Midwest. I’ll be giving reasons why to put it on your visit list! . . . . . #roadtrip #50statesofmindusa #podcast #podcasts #travel #driving #car #usa #love #instagay #travelgram #travelling #instagood #trip #ohio #cleveland #tourist #america #midwest #inspiration #travelblogger #travelholic #traveller #travelbook #writer #visit #visitcleveland

Introducing my travel companion for the journey through all 50 states: Belinda the sexy, sexy Toyota ...

Jun 12, 2019

Introducing my travel companion for the journey through all 50 states: Belinda the sexy, sexy Toyota Prius (named after the one and only Belinda Blumenthal of mydadwrotea fame) . . . . . #prius #toyota #toyotaprius #hybrid #green #roadtrip #50statesofmindusa #podcast #podcasts #travel #driving #car #usa #belinda #love #instagay #travelgram #travelling #instagood #trip toyota toyotausa

(OR 1/4) Coffee and a chat with the excellent Mayor Sally Russell of Bend, Oregon. #oregon #bend #50 ...

May 3, 2019

(OR 1/4) Coffee and a chat with the excellent Mayor Sally Russell of Bend, Oregon. #oregon #bend #50statesofmindusa

The first three episodes of the 50 States of Mind podcast are out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher! Ou ...

Apr 17, 2019

The first three episodes of the 50 States of Mind podcast are out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher! Our first three guests, Maria, Yowee, and Mako tell us about their hometowns of Mexico City, London, and Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe as we explore international perceptions of America and meet locals from Ohio, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Link in freakin bio. #podcast #50statesofmindusa

Listen, the 50 States of Mind podcast is now on iTunes y’all. This whole project is about listenin ...

Apr 8, 2019

Listen, the 50 States of Mind podcast is now on iTunes y’all. This whole project is about listening, so I figured I’d let you listen to the stories of people I met along the way. Link in freakin bio. 🇺🇸 #50statesofmindusa #podcast

(UT 3/3) Utah rocks. #50statesofmindusa #utah #travel #brycecanyon ...

Mar 30, 2019

(UT 3/3) Utah rocks. #50statesofmindusa #utah #travel #brycecanyon

(UT 1/3) I’ll let these pictures of SLC do the talking (but FYI the Red Iguana mole sampler is an  ...

Mar 24, 2019

(UT 1/3) I’ll let these pictures of SLC do the talking (but FYI the Red Iguana mole sampler is an American treasure) #50statesofmindusa #utah #saltlakecity

(ID 3/3) Somehow @michaelxdemarco  managed to take this video of us ice luging down a mountain at 30 ...

Mar 23, 2019

(ID 3/3) Somehow michaelxdemarco managed to take this video of us ice luging down a mountain at 30 mph and I still have PTSD from forgetting how to turn and crashing into a snowbank... but it was easily the most fun thing on the trip so far. #idaho #luge #50statesofmindusa

Had such a great time talking with my hometown news station @23wifr and the amazing @maggieraerose a ...

Mar 19, 2019

Had such a great time talking with my hometown news station 23wifr and the amazing maggieraerose about 50 States of Mind. There’s good stuff going on out there, you just have to get out there and find it. 😎 #50statesofmindusa #rockford #news

(ID 2/3) How I show that I’m listening: touching hot sauce, scratching beard, clutching biceps and ...

Mar 18, 2019

(ID 2/3) How I show that I’m listening: touching hot sauce, scratching beard, clutching biceps and grinning. 🌶🧔🏽💪🏼😁 I had a great time chatting with city council members, book store owners, county commissioners, and the owners of the amazing wildwood_room during my visit to Victor. It’s a small but busy and big-hearted community and I can’t wait to go back. #50statesofmindusa #victor

(ID 1/3) Get yo freak on in the Tetons⛰⛰ #idaho #50statesofmindusa ...

Mar 16, 2019

(ID 1/3) Get yo freak on in the Tetons⛰⛰ #idaho #50statesofmindusa

(WY 7/7) Had a great conversation with former Governor and Ambassador Mike Sullivan and Jane about b ...

Mar 15, 2019

(WY 7/7) Had a great conversation with former Governor and Ambassador Mike Sullivan and Jane about being a Democrat in a red state and Wyoming’s unique brand of conservatism. #wyoming #50statesofmindusa

(WY 3/7) Before coming to Wyoming, the closest I’d gotten to “the ranch” was ranch dressing, b ...

Mar 6, 2019

(WY 3/7) Before coming to Wyoming, the closest I’d gotten to “the ranch” was ranch dressing, but thanks to Cathy and Dan I wasn’t thrown bodily from the horse and I’m now a pro. 🤠🐎 #casper #wyoming #50statesofmindusa #travel #travelgram

(WY 2/7) Had the opportunity to chat about the pillars of what I’m learning on this trip with Sloa ...

Mar 4, 2019

(WY 2/7) Had the opportunity to chat about the pillars of what I’m learning on this trip with Sloan, Frank, and Dallas on “Report to Wyoming” . 🤠1. Volunteer and get involved in your community where you can actually make local change🤠 🤠2. Stop complaining on social media and use that time to do something useful (like volunteering or having an in-person discussion)🤠 🤠3. Consider moving somewhere that really needs your talents away from the mega cities🤠 Thanks for having me, Casper! #wyoming #casper #news #50statesofmindusa

(WY 1/7) I know I’m not supposed to show preference on this trip but Wyoming is probably the most  ...

Mar 2, 2019

(WY 1/7) I know I’m not supposed to show preference on this trip but Wyoming is probably the most beautiful state. #50statesofmindusa #wyoming #casper

(CO 2/2) This may not look like much, but this is an English tutoring workstation for a refugee fami ...

Feb 28, 2019

(CO 2/2) This may not look like much, but this is an English tutoring workstation for a refugee family. If you, like me, are tired of hopelessly posting on social media to make change, good news! You can do something! Organizations like Catholic and Lutheran Family Services are always looking for volunteers and can hook you up with students you can tutor weekly! You can actually feel agency by being a part of the fight in your own community, and it only takes as much time as a Facebook fight over a think piece!! #wow #whoknew #50statesofmindusa

(CO 1/2) “In Da Couch” ...

Feb 26, 2019

(CO 1/2) “In Da Couch”

Had a guest at TBA today. This young man may be changing our world one person and one state at a tim ...

Feb 20, 2019

Had a guest at TBA today. This young man may be changing our world one person and one state at a time. Conversation, connection and community. Safe travels Ryan! Keep an eye out, he may be in your state next. #tbawestsidestory #artmatters #50statesofmindusa

(NM 3/6) Found out a serial killer buried all his victims here after my car got stuck on this beach ...

Feb 19, 2019

(NM 3/6) Found out a serial killer buried all his victims here after my car got stuck on this beach✌🏼 #newmexico #travel #50statesofmindusa

(NM 2/6) Happy Presidents’ Day! Just remember that no matter who the president is, we all have the ...

Feb 18, 2019

(NM 2/6) Happy Presidents’ Day! Just remember that no matter who the president is, we all have the power to listen to others, volunteer, and actually make a change in our own community. The real power rests with us 🇺🇸 #50statesofmindusa #newmexico #albuquerque #abq

(NM 1/6) Broke into a national park during the shutdown ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #50statesofmindusa #newmexico ...

Feb 17, 2019

(NM 1/6) Broke into a national park during the shutdown ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #50statesofmindusa #newmexico

I present to you: bad hombres. Their names are Rosa and Carla and they have a dog named Negra. They  ...

Feb 16, 2019

I present to you: bad hombres. Their names are Rosa and Carla and they have a dog named Negra. They couldn’t steal my job because I don’t have one. Rosa’s favorite color is red. They’re bringing drugs. Carla’s is blue. They’re bringing crime. 👧🏽👧🏽 #50statesofmindusa

An unsolicited call to arms #50statesofmindusa #news ...

Feb 11, 2019

An unsolicited call to arms #50statesofmindusa #news

(TX 3/3) Everyone asks me “how are you paying for this trip?” and I always answer honestly. Free ...

Feb 10, 2019

(TX 3/3) Everyone asks me “how are you paying for this trip?” and I always answer honestly. Freelance modeling. #texas #marfa #50statesofmindusa

Build bridges, not walls. #50statesofmindusa #texas ...

Feb 8, 2019

Build bridges, not walls. #50statesofmindusa #texas

(TX 1/3) Volunteering is the new brunch. 💪🏼 #50statesofmindusa #texas #austin ...

Feb 7, 2019

(TX 1/3) Volunteering is the new brunch. 💪🏼 #50statesofmindusa #texas #austin

(OK 3/3) Had a great tour of OU with Prof. Sage Mauldin and talked about diversity initiatives and t ...

Feb 5, 2019

(OK 3/3) Had a great tour of OU with Prof. Sage Mauldin and talked about diversity initiatives and the gorgeous Cherokee Gothic architecture on campus.

(OK 2/3) Of all the people I expected to meet in Oklahoma, a baby tiger was not one of them 🍼🐯 ...

Feb 4, 2019

(OK 2/3) Of all the people I expected to meet in Oklahoma, a baby tiger was not one of them 🍼🐯 #oklahoma #tiger #baby #50statesofmindusa

(AR 1/3) Thought I was visiting a superior bathhouse, got a root beer float made from hot spring wat ...

Feb 1, 2019

(AR 1/3) Thought I was visiting a superior bathhouse, got a root beer float made from hot spring water instead. #arkansas #hotsprings #50statesofmindusa #travel

Had the opportunity to interview the man, the myth, the legend, Rep. Joe Towns Jr. of Memphis. We ta ...

Jan 31, 2019

Had the opportunity to interview the man, the myth, the legend, Rep. Joe Towns Jr. of Memphis. We talked about Tennessee politics and Civil Rights history before he whisked me off for the easily the most fun night of the trip. #tennessee #50statesofmindusa #nashville

(TN 1/3) Just a boy in a backpack, not dressed for the inauguration party he’s about to end up at  ...

Jan 30, 2019

(TN 1/3) Just a boy in a backpack, not dressed for the inauguration party he’s about to end up at 🎒 #50statesofmindusa #tennessee #nashville

(LA 3/3) If you tell someone at the bar you’re visiting Baton Rouge, next thing you know you’re  ...

Jan 29, 2019

(LA 3/3) If you tell someone at the bar you’re visiting Baton Rouge, next thing you know you’re getting pounded with free oysters and shrimps and on the phone with someone’s son in law who’s trying to convince you why you should move to Louisiana #50statesofmindusa #louisiana #batonrouge

(LA 1/3) I met someone.🧔🏽❤️🐊#louisiana #50statesofmindusa #babygator ...

Jan 25, 2019

(LA 1/3) I met someone.🧔🏽❤️🐊 #louisiana #50statesofmindusa #babygator

(AL 1/1) I had too much fun in Alabama to take a lot of pictures, from talking to the thriving Afric ...

Jan 23, 2019

(AL 1/1) I had too much fun in Alabama to take a lot of pictures, from talking to the thriving African refugee population to eating impressive tacos at Rooster’s, but I think the big misconception Alabama would want me to shatter is that Mardi Gras started in Lousiana. It started in Mobile, darn it, and has the feathers to prove it. #50statesofmindusa #alabama #mobile #mardigras

(NJ 3/3) Thank you Princeton organ player for putting my state of mind (inner turmoil) to music! #50 ...

Jan 21, 2019

(NJ 3/3) Thank you Princeton organ player for putting my state of mind (inner turmoil) to music! #50statesofmindusa #newjersey #princeton

(NJ 2/3) Missing that fall foliage today as I traverse the Texas desert 🍁 🍂 #50statesofmindusa ...

Jan 20, 2019

(NJ 2/3) Missing that fall foliage today as I traverse the Texas desert 🍁 🍂 #50statesofmindusa #newjersey #princeton

(NJ 1/3) OF COURSE I FORGOT NEW JERSEY. 😂 Had a great interview with former Gov Christine Todd Wh ...

Jan 17, 2019

(NJ 1/3) OF COURSE I FORGOT NEW JERSEY. 😂 Had a great interview with former Gov Christine Todd Whitman and saw the state Capitol building surrounded by boarded up buildings before a guy approached me and told me to get out of Trenton because I was dressed too nicely to be safe. #50statesofmindusa #newjersey #trenton

Ended Florida with a beer after 26 hours of driving across the state, from Jacksonville to West Palm ...

Jan 16, 2019

Ended Florida with a beer after 26 hours of driving across the state, from Jacksonville to West Palm to Gainesville to Tallahassee to Port Charlotte to Miami to almost running out of gas in Alligator Alley to Boca Grande to Pensacola. And I haven’t even scratched the surface of the Sunshine State. #50statesofmindusa #florida #usa

Follow up: looks like Ryan’s Prius is taking him to some pretty amazing places. 😻👀
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Jan 14, 2019

Follow up: looks like Ryan’s Prius is taking him to some pretty amazing places. 😻👀 . . #Repost 50statesofmind with make_repost ・・・ (FL 1/3) Revisited West Palm for the first time since I worked there during the 2016 election and alllll the memories came flooding back. Things have certainly changed since November 2016, but even more of my Florida friends are engaged in state and local politics and that’s something pretty special to behold. #50statesofmindusa #florida

(FL 2/3) Visited Kennedy’s Florida #50statesofmindusa #florida ...

Jan 13, 2019

(FL 2/3) Visited Kennedy’s Florida #50statesofmindusa #florida

(FL 1/3) Revisited West Palm for the first time since I worked there during the 2016 election and al ...

Jan 11, 2019

(FL 1/3) Revisited West Palm for the first time since I worked there during the 2016 election and alllll the memories came flooding back. Things have certainly changed since November 2016, but even more of my Florida friends are engaged in state and local politics and that’s something pretty special to behold. #50statesofmindusa #florida

(GA 2/2) Ok, did I enjoy drinking a hundred international sodas at Coca-Cola world? Yes. But across  ...

Jan 10, 2019

(GA 2/2) Ok, did I enjoy drinking a hundred international sodas at Coca-Cola world? Yes. But across the way, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights still sticks with me in a way that not even Kiwi Apple Fanta can. It’s a must in Atlanta. #50statesofmindusa #atlanta #georgia #travel

So thrilled to be a guest on @sanitypod to talk about my interviews with mayors, my surprising takea ...

Jan 4, 2019

So thrilled to be a guest on sanitypod to talk about my interviews with mayors, my surprising takeaways from a Trump rally, and the importance of being careful with how we talk about politics on social media (and why a #podcast format is a much better medium) Link in bio #50statesofmindusa

(GA 1/2) There are so many new, exciting things about Milledgeville but the sprawling campus of the  ...

Jan 2, 2019

(GA 1/2) There are so many new, exciting things about Milledgeville but the sprawling campus of the abandoned mental asylum and hospital is old and straight out of American Horror Story. Go to Bollywood Tacos in the lovely downtown, then explore this place from my nightmares until security politely asks you to leave. #georgia #ga #50statesofmindusa #travel #terror #horror #ahs #asylum #usa

Come, gather round the fire & hear my New Year’s resolutions:
🔥 Volunteer consistently 🔥
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Dec 30, 2018

Come, gather round the fire & hear my New Year’s resolutions: 🔥 Volunteer consistently 🔥 🔥 Think globally, act locally🔥 🔥 Listen more, lecture less🔥 🔥 Read local news🔥 🔥Spend less time on screens, more time with human beens🔥 Let’s light a fire in #2019 🔥 #50statesofmindusa

(SC 3/3) Even though the weather couldn’t have been gloomier in Columbia, one guy was still traini ...

Dec 26, 2018

(SC 3/3) Even though the weather couldn’t have been gloomier in Columbia, one guy was still training on the steps of the State House like the Rocky of the South. #50statesofmindusa #southcarolina #columbia #sc #travel

(SC 2/3) There’s a reason Greenville is consistently rated one of the top places to live in the co ...

Dec 23, 2018

(SC 2/3) There’s a reason Greenville is consistently rated one of the top places to live in the country, and Falls Park right in the middle of the downtown makes it easy to see why. #greenvillesc #sc #southcarolina #50statesofmindusa

(SC 1/3) Had a great time talking to John about the booming arts scene in Greenville and why he came ...

Dec 23, 2018

(SC 1/3) Had a great time talking to John about the booming arts scene in Greenville and why he came back after leaving for a stint in New York. These are all his original paintings 🎨 #southcarolina #sc #art #50statesofmindusa

(NC 3/3) Got to talk to Mayor Joines of Winston-Salem and then drove to interview members of the Ear ...

Dec 23, 2018

(NC 3/3) Got to talk to Mayor Joines of Winston-Salem and then drove to interview members of the Earthaven commune in Black Mountain, all while outrunning an icestorm. (My car got stuck in the mountains, so Asheville was just a drive-through, but I’ll be back) #northcarolina #nc #50statesofmindusa

(NC 2/3) Silent Sam is the Confederate statue controversy raging on UNC Chapel Hill’s Campus. I ta ...

Dec 21, 2018

(NC 2/3) Silent Sam is the Confederate statue controversy raging on UNC Chapel Hill’s Campus. I talked to a student who was punched in the face by a man who went to lay flowers at the statue during one of many protests. A graduate student poured paint mixed with her own blood on the monument. Students pulled down Silent Sam from his pedestal, and the area is currently fenced off, guarded, and Sam-less. As we speak, the administration is planning a multimillion dollar museum structure to house Silent Sam, but with an $800,000 annual operating cost, students, donors, alumni, and faculty remain divided and vocal. #50statesofmindusa #northcarolina #nc #chapelhill #unc #silentsam #statue

(NC 1/3) So thrilled to have had the opportunity to do a talk for the engaged and lovely students of ...

Dec 19, 2018

(NC 1/3) So thrilled to have had the opportunity to do a talk for the engaged and lovely students of High Point University about my journey. I was honored to be introduced by Dr. Angie Bauer, a campus legend (and my godmother 💫 ). So grateful to Angie and HPU for being amazing hosts and selling me on North Carolina forever. #50statesofmindusa #northcarolina #nc #highpoint #hpu

(VA 3/3) I told Leanne that I didn’t want to do anything too “fun” cuz I was afraid of making  ...

Dec 16, 2018

(VA 3/3) I told Leanne that I didn’t want to do anything too “fun” cuz I was afraid of making my trip seem less serious, but she was quick to point out the merits of visiting a local winery and sampling the products for... academic purposes. 🍷 #50statesofmindusa #virginia #va #wine

(VA 2/3) Still wondering how I ended up in the middle of a children’s choir singing to a group of  ...

Dec 14, 2018

(VA 2/3) Still wondering how I ended up in the middle of a children’s choir singing to a group of retirees in sign language, but I am 💯 in the Christmas spirit now. #50statesofmindusa #virginia #va #lexington

(VA 1/3) Fun fact: TJ’s grave says that we have the same birthday, but they moved the calendar fro ...

Dec 14, 2018

(VA 1/3) Fun fact: TJ’s grave says that we have the same birthday, but they moved the calendar from Julian (O.S.) to Georgian (N.S.) during his life. I harassed a guide until he told me that we “technically” have the same birthday but it’s still very unclear. #50statesofmindusa #virginia #monticello

(WV 3/3) In Jefferson County, I lost count of the hundreds of signs against the building of the Rock ...

Dec 13, 2018

(WV 3/3) In Jefferson County, I lost count of the hundreds of signs against the building of the Rockwool factory across the street from a low-income neighborhood and elementary school. They’ve broken ground on the factory which will have two 21-story smokestacks emitting tons of pollution affecting kids and the outdoor/horse-racing economy, be built on a sinkhole endangering drinking water, and only create 120 jobs. The government built it against the will of 80% of the locals and the community told me that even if they can’t challenge it in court and Rockwool is built, they got to unlock the previously unknown grassroots power they have as a community. As the saying goes, every formaldehyde cloud has a silver lining. ☁️ #50statesofmindusa #westvirginia #wv

(WV 2/3) I could’ve cheated and checked off West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia in a quick hike, ...

Dec 12, 2018

(WV 2/3) I could’ve cheated and checked off West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia in a quick hike, but I wanted to keep the story *unabridged*

(WV 1/3) Mayor Elliot of Wheeling in front of Independence Hall (where West Virginia showed Virginia ...

Dec 10, 2018

(WV 1/3) Mayor Elliot of Wheeling in front of Independence Hall (where West Virginia showed Virginia what secession felt like during the Civil War). He lived and worked in DC before coming back in 2009 to his hometown, and since coming back he’s helped bring business to the downtown, pass LGBTQ protections, and is fighting to bring two way streets to the downtown, but it’s a tough sell. #50statesofmindusa #westvirginia #america #usa #wv #roadtrip

(KY 1/3) Hello. I’ve been traveling for 8 weeks today. People ask what the hardest part is, and I  ...

Dec 6, 2018

(KY 1/3) Hello. I’ve been traveling for 8 weeks today. People ask what the hardest part is, and I always say leaving people and places behind. It gets lonely, packing up, unpacking and packing again to hit the road. This trip is tough—I’m constantly leaping out of my comfort zone to meet people from different backgrounds to have the most difficult conversations. I started this trip with a small grant. Only this month, I got my first sponsor after jumping into the abyss. Some days I don’t know where I’m staying that night or what city I’m going to the next day, but I’ve learned to trust *the flow* which has led me to the absolute best people. I get a lot of feedback on this project from people as I go along. It’s the hardest thing I’ve done, but it’s also the best thing and I have zero regrets. After what I’ve seen and learned so far there’s no doubt in my mind that this important work, even when it feels difficult. Build bridges, not walls. #50statesofmindusa #kentucky #travel #travelgram

(6/6) who knew that Mike Pence’s hometown is a hidden gem filled with internationally lauded mid-c ...

Dec 5, 2018

(6/6) who knew that Mike Pence’s hometown is a hidden gem filled with internationally lauded mid-century modern architecture? Not me. #50statesofmindusa #indiana #architecture #travel #bridge

(IN 5/6) Local artist @kipp.normand gave me an amazing tour of Indianapolis, taking me to stunning a ...

Dec 5, 2018

(IN 5/6) Local artist kipp.normand gave me an amazing tour of Indianapolis, taking me to stunning architectural wonder after another and discussing how Indianapolis’s downtown is slowly making a comeback. #indiana #50statesofmindusa #usa #travel