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This guy quit his job and hit the road to visit every US National Park

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Documenting every single trip, Mikah Meyer is a year and a half in to a three-year journey. His plan: to visit all 417 National Park Service Sites. It's a trip he started to honor his father.

"He passed away when he was 58 and he didn't get to retire and it taught me a life lesson."
Mikah Meyer

So Mikah quit his job, packed his things and hit the road to explore America. Everything he owns is in his new house... his van. He says it's good reminder to him that he doesn't need as much as he may think.

Watch the whole mini-documentary (3 minutes) at facebook.com/EliteDailyInsights

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Mikah is funded entirely by personal donations. Many of the sponsors he has come from the churches he's visited all over the county. He's using his faith and background as a professional singer to inspire people along the way. And while it looks great in pictures... this trip isn't always easy.

"There have been many times where I almost quit because the finances and the loneliness...or just its really tough living in a van."
Mikah Meyer

Micah is gay, and told us he lost financial sponsors because of his sexuality - making it even harder for him to fund the journey.

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How many of you have gone to the top?

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Now he's on another journey - using his faith to spread acceptance. It's a mission he says has been well received. So his trip continues...at least for another year.

Above all else...Mikah says he will be thinking of his father the whole time.

"This was something I needed to do not only for me but for him."
Mikah Meyer


Our affiliate News Channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN contributed to this story.

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