Ken Ilgunas

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Ken Ilgunas was born in Ontario, and raised in Wheatfield -- a small town in western New York where his family still lives. At the moment, he's either tending a friend's garden in Stokes County, North Carolina, or traveling cross-country in his van.

Op-Ed in The Washington Post


I have an Op-Ed in The Washington Post today, arguing for my favorite thing--the right to roam. If you're interested in learning more about the subject, check out my book, This Land Is Our Land . Read more of this blog post »
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“Perhaps there’s no better act of simplification than climbing a mountain. For an afternoon, a day, or a week, it’s a way of reducing a complicated life into a simple goal. All you have to do is take one step at a time, place one foot in front of the other, and refuse to turn back until you’ve given everything you have.”
Ken Ilgunas, Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

“It was strange how it was always the poor who picked us up [hitchhiking]...They dwelled beneath poverty lines and were undereducated, but they were...more civilized than the finely bred..for there is no demographic that has a sharper instinct for empathy than the downtrodden.”
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“We need so little to be happy. Happiness does not come from things. Happiness comes from living a full and exciting life.”
Ken Ilgunas, Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

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