What is the longest distance you’ve traveled (in one trip) by foot?
I've taken some pretty epic walks but I'm not sure what the longest was. The hardest was an MS Walk I did a million years ago for work that went from the MN State Capitol to Minnehaha Park, which is around 8 miles or so. It was in May. There was sleet and rain. I had done absolutely no training beforehand. I was cold and sore for days.
What is the longest trip you’ve taken by car?
My family used to roadtrip every year. I think the longest distance-wise was the trip alllll the way down I-35 from Minnesota to Mexico. We went arrowhead hunting in Laredo, visited Nuevo Laredo, and stopped on Galveston Island on the way back. I've since learned that these days Nuevo Laredo is no place you want to be if you're a Gringo.
We did a lot of trips to Colorado to go camping in the mountains when I was younger. One epic trip involved going through South Dakota to stop at Mount Rushmore and some crazy human maze, then through to Wyoming to see Devil's Tower, then to Colorado to camp by Pike's Peak, and back home to Minnesota. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, when I look at it on the map it was a long-ass trip.
What is the longest trip you’ve taken by plane?
Minnesota to Korea by way of Anchorage. Or maybe Minnesota to Guam by way of LA to Japan to Wake Island. I'm not sure which trip is longer.
What is the longest trip you’ve taken on some kind of water craft?
Hmm... maybe the water taxi from Ixtapa to Ixtapa Island in Mexico? It was like 10 minutes.
What is the longest trip you’ve taken aboard a bus or train?
We took the train from Lincoln, NE to Denver, CO. I LOVE train travel and I think there should be a whole lot more of it in the US.
We don't do a ton of travel these days outside of trips to Duluth and Omaha. Who can afford it?