Hello friends. My name is Manouk and I am 31 years old at the start of this trip. I am Armenian and was raised in Philadelphia. I’ve lived in Philly my entire life and haven’t dedicated much time for travel or leisure activities. I am single with no children, blessed to have great health. My mother and two sisters live nearby, along with my seven-year old nephew, Michael, and my brother-in-law. My father passed away when I was sixteen. Most of my extended family live in Toronto, California, Armenia, and Syria.
I completed my undergrad from Temple University in 2014 and worked a corporate job shortly after. I quit my job in 2016 and dabbled in a few businesses ventures over the past few years, including real estate, virtual reality, and a food truck.
My passions include exercising, the outdoors, traveling, writing, trying new foods, learning about other cultures, and inspiring others to find their passions. I’ve had this dream to go across country since I was a little boy. I had composition books with maps that I had drawn simply for pleasure. Once I discovered that entrepreneurship meant more to me than just “being my own boss”, I discovered my passions and worked night and day to pursue this dream.
I purchased a 2012 Nissan Rogue, a DJI Spark drone, a GoPro Hero 7, and a 2019 Trek Dual Sport 3 bicycle so I can take my life on the road in 2019. I’ve pinned over a thousand destinations across the US, including mountains, lakes, springs, deserts, museums, amusement parks, tourist attractions, ghost towns, restaurants, and many others. I’d like to travel to the 48 continental US states and hopefully internationally shortly after.
Please follow me on Instagram @nukeyhov and subscribe to my YouTube channel @ www.youtube.com/nukeyhov for daily pictures, videos, vlogcasts, and other content.
I’m happy to share this journey with you. I hope to influence you and others to chase your dreams and live your passions.