It would have been much easier and shorter to walk straight across Virginia, but I followed a circuitous route that zig-zagged across the state, carrying me through each distinct region.
Had I walked the same miles in a straight line, I would have walked halfway across the country.
About the Trailers
I knew that I would eventually write a book about my walk, so just as I was getting started, I convinced a few friends to help me make some book trailers. Some helped by spraying me in the face with mace and others by dressing in a skimpy French maid's outfit, and all were greatly appreciated.
About the Videos
I shot plenty of videos with a tiny camera and posted some of them to YouTube, a few of which are linked here. Dawn West, my walking partner for almost 500 miles, shot the videos of me.
Writing about the Walk
Along the way, I blogged about my adventures (and misadaventures) as they occurred.
I wrote magazine articles about some of the incidents, such as taking part in a world-record skinny dip
and visiting a bison farm.
About the photos
Every region of Virginia is so vastly different from the others. From military steeped Hampton Roads to the monumented streets of Richmond,
still clinging to its Confederate roots; from the marshy, oyster-dependent shores of the Chesapeake to the affluent, multi-cultured neighborhoods of NOVA;
and from the agrarian fields of Central Virginia to the beautiful but lonesome mountains in the west. Each area's buildings, businesses, culture, and populace were foreign enough from the others that
I couldn't truly say I'd explored Virginia unless I'd visited them all.
Lost in Editing
The following writing comes from chapters that I wrote for the book about my Walk Across Virginia, but later eliminated during the editing process.
Want to read a sample before plunking down your hard-earned cash to purchase a copy? I don't blame you.
What Others are Saying
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For the Media
Feel free to quote from this Interview-style media release.
The goal of this walk was for me to explore the land I've called home for 30+ years and learn about my neighbors.
The black line on the map marks the path that Bill walked