Goodbye, New York City.

photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong

Hey everyone. I just wanted to apologize for not posting very regularly to the blog for this past month. I’ve been busy trying to settle up my life here in New York City before I start this around the world trip. So basically that means I’ve been taking a lot of naps, and waiting until the very last minute to run around the city like a chicken without a head frantically trying to get everything I need to do done.

Well the day is here, my apartment is gone, my stuff is in storage, and today is my last day in New York City before I start this trip. I woke up with a knot in my stomach, I’m without a doubt a bit sad, but I’m ready to get to work. And the fact that my apartment was broken into on my last day having it (I’ll tell you the story later, it’s a great one..) really has made it easier for me to leave this city that I love so much, and the place I have made my home for the past five years.

I guess change always happen before you’re ready for it.

So as many of you know, the first part of this trip will be a solo cross country road trip across the Southern part of the United States for one month. I’ve had a lot of requests to visit more rural cities, so I’m going to give it to you. Here’s my route:

NYC> DC > Raleigh > Charlotte > Sevierville, TN > Louisville, KY > Nashville, TN > Memphis, TN > Cleveland, MS > Little Rock, AR > Dalls, TX > Albuquerque, NM > Phoenix, AZ > Salt Lake City, UT > Boise, ID > Portland, OR

So if I could ask a favor of you, if you could all collectively send me some positive energy for a safe trip, that’d be great :) And of course, follow me along for the ride. It should be a good one.

All my love,



  1. Luke

    Hey Kevin, Sorry to read about your apartment getting broken in to. Good luck for a safe and very pleasant world wide trip. Who knows if you visit the UK then maybe you could photograph me.

    Best wishes and love from the UK.


    • Gordon Micunis and Jay Kobrin

      Best of luck. Gai Gesunt und coom gesunt ( Go in health and return in health!) Take lots of photos. We will awaiting the photos and the stories. AND… We wouldn’t mind being photographed when you get back to NYC. We are a married couple, together 55 years !!! Gordon and jay

  2. Rudy Iseli

    Best of luck to you and have a safe journey. What is your route in Canada? Your friend from Canada, Rudy.

  3. Jem

    Wow! That’s great, Kevin! Happy travelling. I’m with you all the way and can’t wait to receive news of your trip and the folk you meet. Keep posting regularly and enjoy every moment of this adventure of a lifetime.

  4. Patti Kuche

    Looking fwd to the ride and all best wishes to Kevin for every exciting step of the way. OK, so not every step’s going to be a thrill but they all add up to the experience. Safe travels!

  5. Manel

    A safe journey and enjoy. Life is so interesting. Don’t bother with its not so pleasant sides.
    Carpe Diem

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