Preloading

Conquering Fear Through a Solo Cross-Country Journey

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After one of Nick Whelan's best friends passed away, he decided to redo a road trip the two of them had once taken together. Only this time, Nick would go alone.

Setting up camp that first night proved unnerving. "I realized I'd never actually camped with nobody around before," Nick says. "So, with every horror movie flashing in my mind, I just kinda closed my eyes and hoped nothing weird happened in the middle of the night."

The next morning, Nick woke up feeling alive. That's when it hit him: Nothing was holding him back from going wherever he wanted to go.
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