Montana

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Name & Age? Michelle DeVona, 33

Where's home? As of right now, it's Portland, Oregon. The concept of "home" has always been somewhat ethereal to me, so I don't know if I will ever be able to attach it to any particular place.

What was/is your last/current trip? I drove across the USA last summer, concentrating mostly in the southwest. Inspired by the novel Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon, I made it a point to stay off interstates as much as possible, traveling instead on more scenic two lane roads. I ended up taking a break in San Diego for a couple weeks before heading up Highway 1, finishing in Seattle. This was actually my first time driving across my own country, so I got a real flavor of the vast landscapes and beauty that surround the open road

Meet: Valerie Brogden

Meet: Valerie Brogden

Name & Age? Valerie Brogden, 27

Where's home? Trying to find it. I grew up near Seattle and lived in Portland for the last 3 years but I don't think I'll return after this trip.

What was/is your last/current trip? I'm on a motorcycle/backpacking trip through the American west. So far I've been through Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. I've backpacked in The Redwoods, Tahoe, Yosemite, Zion, hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim, and many more places. I'm headed for Montana next.