Doug Levitt has curved a lifestyle for himself, which involves traversing the country by using the Grey Hound buses. What may have started as a project ended up being a way of life and an avenue for great lessons. This journey has brought him close to some of the people he would never have met including Neo-Nazis. Doug Levitt’s perceptions of such Americans has changed significantly, as he has had to identify with their experiences after listening to their stories. Sometimes, such individuals are misjudged just because of their appearance while there attitude and behaviors are appropriate and read full article.
At one time he was sitting next to a neo-Nazi with a Hitler tattoo in his hand. Although at first he was afraid of him, surprisingly, the neo-Nazi offered a tuna sandwich. He even went ahead to offer to take the floor so that Doug could sleep on the seat. They shared a seat for over twenty hours within which Levitt got to learn a lot about the life of ex-convicts, especially when in prison. Even though he is not privileged to meet Neo-Nazis every day, the few times he comes across such individuals is usually undeniably good. It is always a sneak preview into the life of the underbelly of the American society and learn more about Doug.
Travelling in the Greyhound bus started as a necessity and lack of their means of transport for his at art- part book project but quickly became a lifestyle even when things looked up. Bus travelling has been exciting as he has come to meet many ex-offenders since most facilities offer bus passes to the places that the ex-convicts were first convicted.
Levitt got interested in traveling during his work as a correspondent for the CNN back in 2004. He was part of Jon Kerry’s campaign that moved across the states from one undecided town to another. It is what he saw during this travels that fascinated him and forced him to start this exploration leaving a well-paying media job for nothing. He has already covered 120000 miles, which he explains in his project, Grey Hound Diaries and Doug’s lacrosse camp.
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