America has a long, rich history of people making the journey across the vast lands of our country to explore and discover. Lewis and Clark, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey all have famously documented their trips of self-discovery for future generations to learn from and be inspired. But for our generation of kids who can't be bothered to turn away from the computer, TV or iPhone, where are the adventurous souls willing to drop the digital life and hit the road in search of mischief and a lifetime of stories? I recently had the chance to sit down and interview Wan Lee, a Korean kid who came to America for the sole purpose of driving across the country by himself. The amazing part is that he did it on a Honda Ruckus...a scooter! Listening to his tales of crazed Southerners, freezing temperatures in the Rockies, desert heat, and finding all that's beautiful in America was one of the most inspiring things I've heard in a long time. If it weren't for my albatross of day-to-day responsibilities, I'd surely hit the road in my car, with nothing but clothes, refreshments, cameras and a notebook to write everything down in. That's the life for me.
-Terence Patrick