When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation.
After World War II, the American road trip began appearing prominently in literature, music, movies and photography. As Stephen Shore has written, "Our country is made for long trips.
Since the 1940s, the dream of the road trip, and the sense of possibility and freedom that it represents, has taken its own important place within our culture." Learn More
Come hitchhike with Peter Bowers, a twentysomething survivor of a strict religious upbringing as he embarks on an eye-opening adventure that takes him from Baltimore, Maryland to the west coast and back in the late 1970s. Learn More