“I decided to quit my job and embark on a walkabout, a time to reflect on my own life and eventual death. My pilgrimage would have three acts: First, I would backpack through China for three weeks. Second: I would spend six weeks in my hometown in New Hampshire. Third: I would drive my 1982 Honda Nighthawk across the country to California.”
Dustin Grinnell is a writer based in Boston. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, New Scientist, Vice, Outside Online, Salon, Writer's Digest, Narratively and YourTango, among others. He is also the author of the sci-fi/adventure novels, The Genius Dilemma and Without Limits. See more at dustingrinnell.com.