I just came across the blog of someone who is currently walking across the US. Right now, after 5 months, he’s somewhere in Montana. I’m impressed with how simple his mission is (his blog is titled “I’m Just Walkin,” and he really is just doing that). From his “Why I’m Doing It” page:
I’m very drawn to the simplicity of this whole pursuit. Each day I’ll wake up, pack all my possessions back in my cart, and walk a little farther. That’s it. That’s the extent of my world. I’m just walkin’. I think everyone dreams about such a simple existence from time to time, when the worries and pressures of modern life start to accumulate.