Doug Levitt has been criss crossing the country for over ten years now, racking up over 120,000 miles riding the bus and sharing stories with the passengers he sits and talks with. Even though people come from different parts of the country with different experiences, they seem to be united by the bus ride and sharing stories.Case in point, Doug found himself sitting next to a neo-Nazi, ex convict on his latest bus ride. To say that Doug was a little skeptical was a fair assumption.
But by the middle of the long ride, Mr. Levitt’s seatmate offered to share his sandwich with him and sit on the floor so Doug could stretch out and get some sleep.That’s one of the reasons that Doug still rides the bus year after year. To share experiences, write songs, stories, and take pictures. That is how The Greyhound Diaries came into existence. Mr. Levitt is a former foreign correspondent who came home from London to work for the Kerry campaign registering undecided voters across the nation.
Mr. Doug Levitt discovered that he loved traveling by bus and found the conversation with strangers cathartic. Doug lost his father at age 16, when his dad suddenly committed suicide and Doug stated that talking to strangers along the way has helped him sort through some long buried personal issues.Mr. Levitt has compiled his past year’s experiences into the Greyhound Diaries, a multimedia package of his journey. To read more about his latest travels, a link to the original article can be found here.