This is exactly what prompted a St. Louis, Missouri native to walk 2,500 miles across the USA. Anthony Lambing set off from Charleston, South Carolina on the 8th August 2011 and ended his walk a few days ago in Del Mar, California on 20th January 2012. This five month trek was a call to adventure, to quench the 26 year-old's thirst to see something new.
|Anthony's route, from Charleston, South Carolina (A) to Del Mar, California (B)|
'If you were to drive across America, you would just get off the highway for gas. But I got to see the places that you would only see if you lived there. Places that nobody would go except the locals'
One of the highlights of Lambing's trip was the generosity he came across when passing through towns and cities. Although he mostly camped or stayed with friends, every now and then the kindness of a local community was extended to him.
'The morning I'd be going into a town, I would call the City Hall and tell them what I was doing and ask if I could put up a tent overnight. A lot of the times, they would pick the fire department as a place to stay... One Town Hall directed me to a local who loved travellers, and a couple hooked me up with a free hotel room'