“Not that my father was such a great lover of national parks was,” says Mikah Meyer himself to NBC News. “But he was fond of road trips. Through his death I learned that if you have a dream, you don't need to delay until you retire. Because that might never be.”
Every year after his father's death in 2005, he went around in his car, a Hyundai Elantra. Those trips - the first few days after the funeral - were becoming ever more ambitious. Meyer had already experienced nine months of publication, but the highlight came, of course, with the plan to have all the 410 National Parks in the U.S. to visit. Meyer wanted to be anyway to do something special for his thirtieth birthday in 2016.
He bought a second-hand handling sessions, baptized those ‘Vanny McVanface’ and was gone. The van would be for three years his home. He thought financially from the costs through sponsorship on social media. “Little did I know that you first have tens of thousands of followers need”, he understood later. Classic corporate sponsorship collided, according to NBC often on the pronounced homoprofiel of Mikah Meyer, a staunch supporter of the LGBT community on social media. “Actually, I was just too gay”, he says.