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The Next Invasion Mobile

Dec 23, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

Anyone out there wanting to fund Round II? I’ve decided this will be my next mode of transportation. Click to see more …
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How to be a World Explorer

Dec 13, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

My friend Beth sent this image to me today, saying that it reminded her of me. Well, I would like to think that’s a good thing. This is a great list of how to live a good life everyday. A great philosophy indeed. I hope that I did a good job living this during my trip. I wish I could take credit for this, and at the very least wish I knew where it came from originally. …
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Advertising Bits

Dec 12, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

The latest excitement for me came yesterday when being published in AdWeek magazine, the leader in the advertising industry. Check out the article here, Arts & Commerce: Sponsorship Drive This one was special to me I must say. After studying advertising at Michigan State I really wanted to put my degree to use in an non=conventional way. I guess you could say I pulled it off. It has been rewarding to take specific lessons throughout college and apply them to my life and the Hometown Invasion Tour in this last year. …
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8 Best Pizzerias in the Country

Dec 2, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

These are, in my opinion, the must try pizzerias in the country. Some thin crust, some thick, and everything in between. They don’t get better than these, most of them are in the midwest, but surprisingly not in Chicago. Feel free to give your input. Mother Bear’s Bloomington, IN I’ve never had a pizza that was cooked so perfectly. The crust is not too doughy or too crispy. It’s got great thickness and a perfect dough-to-ingredients ratio. …
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Mini Conclusions

Dec 1, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

The Good of the Country This may be the most important of my so-called conclusions. So this one is first, and listen up! There is a lot of good going on in this country! A lot! If you watch the 6 o’clock news you see violence, war, lawsuits, and more. It’s terrible. People were worried about me going out in this country and staying with hundreds of strangers. I stayed in over 100 households of strangers, and NOT ONCE was my safety in jeopardy. …
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What I Miss the Most

Dec 1, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

Everyday since my trip something seems to come up where I think, “Man, I just really miss going that on my trip.” It could be just about anything. There are lots of things I miss about the trip and I often let my mind wander off thinking, “What if I could do it all over again?” Here are a few things I miss the most from The Hometown Invasion Tour …
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Photos of Finishing the Trip

Nov 26, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

These are all photos that my mom took in the closing couple weeks of my trip. It was full of excitement, emotion, memories, and whatever else in those last weeks. It seems like LONG time ago already. So here we go… 1) Receiving my gift certificate to go to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. My parents knew a while in advance, but waited to give it to me in person at my brother’s wedding. …
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The Ugliest U.P. Ever!

Nov 24, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

There is no question about it, this is the ugliest and worst representation of I have ever seen of the Upper Peninsula, not to mention of Michigan. C’mon! (found it on google) …
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I'm Most Likely to Move...

Nov 23, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

Here is a list of the 10 cities I would most likely move to from my trip (given it was all the same opportunity and people I knew there was taken out of the equation) base solely on the town. 1) Breckenridge, CO 2) Burlington, VT 3) Seattle, WA 4) Denver, CO 5) Boise, ID 6) Santa Cruz, CA 7) New York City, NY 8) San Luis Obispo, CA 9) Minneapolis, MN 10) Spokane, WA …
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My Favorite Cities

Nov 23, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan

10,000 people or less Breckenridge, CO Nebraska City, NE Clanton, AL 10,000 to 50,000 people San Luis Obispo, CA Marquette, MI Burlington, VT 50,000 to 500,000 people Boise, ID Santa Fe, NM Alexandria, VA 500,000 to 1,000,000 people San Francisco, CA Boston, MA Minneapolis, MN Metro Areas of 1,000,000+ Chicago, IL New York City, NY Seattle, WA Favorite Cities in the South Oxford, MS Austin, TX Savannah, GA Other Favorite Cities Out East Charleston, SC New York City, NY Pittsburgh, PA Newburyport, MA Key West, FL …
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