Born from the goal of helping explore more within the United States and discovering the “foreign” available so very close to home, the Statesider is an email newsletter/website combination that highlights destinations within the United States. This episode we chat with the founders, Pam and Andy to get a feel for just what the new concept is all about.
That the interview happened while Seth was sitting in the lounge prior to a(nother) trip to Europe created an interesting dynamic for the conversation. Can we find new and different and unique and special experiences without spending 10 or 20 or 30 hours en route? Just how different are we, despite being very much from the same country?
And it is not just list telling you where to go and why. Indeed, the Statesider is pretty much anything but lists. Stories like The Bikes of Wrath – a modern take on the Steinbeck classic – or just hanging out in the Mississippi Delta, waiting for the Blues to reassert its power, are the fabric of the site. And it is really, really interesting stuff.
I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories.
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