September 20, 2017

On May 15, 2015, I left Greenville, S.C., in a 2007 Honda Accord to travel solo to all 50 U.S. states over the next 100 days. Below is a photo from Day 1.

During this trip, my objective was to voluntee...

September 12, 2014

This summer, Chris Strub quit his job to take a wild, 90-day, 48-state, 15,484-mile solo road trip. Here are 35 lessons he learned:


1) The best cheeseburger in the country can be found in downtow...

August 8, 2014


The following was written Aug. 3, 2014 aboard United Airways Flight 3596 from Binghamton to Newark.

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Few things in life are better than a get together.

Why do we love sports?...

June 18, 2014

A lot of people tell me I’m “good at social media.”


For the last two years, I “did” social media as a career. Worked with dozens of local businesses, listened to a bunch of special webinars, spoke at...

June 16, 2014

Friday, May 23 was a special day.


I invited everyone I know to my favorite Binghamton eatery, Food & Fire, to say farewell before I embarked on my 90-day journey around the United States the following...

June 15, 2014

Sunday is Day 18 of my 90-day journey around the United States.


More importantly, it’s Father’s Day.


I thought all week about writing that my Dad is a big reason why I’ve embarked on this journey.



June 5, 2014

#TeamStrub has reached Day #7.


Frankly, I’m tired. I’m riding the adrenaline of kicking off this journey right, trying to do everything with everyone.


It’s exhausting, but my goodness has it been fun.


June 2, 2014

Madelyn Shaw is a 9 year old girl from Binghamton, NY that was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma Cancer on December 6, 2013. Ewing's is a very rare form of cancer that affects 2 in every 1 million childr...

May 29, 2014

The following is an open letter to America.


Dear America,




My name's Chris. I’m a 28-year-old single guy with a dream and a few dollars in his pocket.


For the past 11 years, I’ve lived in this ci...

May 22, 2014

Less than a week to go.


The two biggest things on my mind at this moment?


  1. How am I going to get rid of the rest of this stuff filling my apartment?

  2. How can I properly say thank you to ever...

May 21, 2014

On Day 33, I’ll drive 209 miles from Omaha to Abilene, Kansas. Day 21, I’ll make my first visit to St. Louis. And Day 76, I’ll lay my head at a hotel in Mobile, Alabama.


90 days, 90 totally diffe...

May 19, 2014

What makes social media so addicting?


In my mind, it is the ability to tell the story.


But we’ll get back to me in a minute. More broadly appealing, perhaps, is the ability to sit back and consume eve...

May 18, 2014

On May 29, my maiden voyage around the United States begins.


I’ll spend a lot of time on social media keeping in touch, but for a moment, forget the laptop, iPhone and iPad: the one machine that I’ll...

May 15, 2014

Let me tell you about my good friend Lee Karchawer.


Lee and I met in the Fall of 2003: me as a pimply-faced BU freshman, he as the omniscient (or, at least to me) second-year RA way up on the fifth fl...

May 11, 2014

Growing up away from home isn’t easy.


All of the built-in advantages of living where you grew up go out the window. For better or for worse, you’re left to associate with the people around you, to ass...

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