A few people have posted about walking the Appalachian trail or similar in the Bucket List thread. I have always had this dream that if I ever won the lottery, I would just take time out and walk across the United States. I'd probably go North/South instead of East/West, but it's just something that appeals to me in a Zen sort of way. I don't really want to go on a trail if possible; I'd rather just walk through the towns and such, to the extent that it's possible to do so. I met a guy once that basically bicycled the horizontal length of the U.S., just because. That's another way to go. I also had the occasion, about 25 years ago, to meet a guy that did sort of the same thing, except aquatically - he got on a paddleboard and would paddle up and down the various U.S. coasts, literally thousands of miles. I remembered only that he paddled, that he had amazing stories, and that he went by "Lifeguard Larry;" apparently his real name was Larry Capune and he died a few years ago. FOCUS: Long distance under your own power: walk? ride? paddle? What say you, and why? Have you ever gone on an epic walkabout adventure?