My name is Nick Pisano.
I’m a freelance writer, digital entrepreneur, and current full-time traveler, exploring the country with my girlfriend Morgan and our cat Linus.
I grew up in northwestern New Jersey in a small town called Long Valley, and graduated from West Morris Central High School in 2008. I moved to Washington, D.C. to attend American University, where I studied journalism, political science, and finance. I was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and hosted a late-night music radio show called “Go Folk Yourself” on the school’s student-run station WVAU. I also held internships at NBC Washington and Sirius-XM’s POTUS political talk channel.
I began an internship at WTOP News Radio in June 2011, working with broadcast news editors and reporters at the top-billing radio station in the nation. This position turned into a full-time job following my graduation in 2012. My time at WTOP lasted more than seven years, during which time we were awarded dozens of regional and national awards for our coverage of severe weather, several government shutdowns, the 2013 Navy Yard shooting, and other major events like the 2014 midterm elections, which I produced. I worked variously as a board operator, assistant editor, overnight editor, and eventually, afternoon drive writer, where I helped produce one of DC’s most-listened-to newscasts.
I took a position with a small Washington, DC property management company in early 2019, with the goal of developing my lifelong interest in real estate. After managing everything from Section 8 apartments to luxury homes through two successful rental seasons (including during the COVID-19 pandemic), I left the company in late 2020.
Since early 2021, I’ve been working as a freelance content and SEO writer for a variety of platforms and customers. My primary work has been with the RV Digital Strategy Agency, a group that produces SEO-optimized travel content for RV, trailer, and camping related websites and blogs. I specialize in a variety of topics here, including travel itineraries, campsite cooking, RV plumbing/electrical systems, and business/personal finance. I also write for Hypewired Digital Marketing, a real estate-focused SEO content firm. My work here covers a diverse mix of topics from the best neighborhoods in a city to evaluations of public transit options and the cost of living.
I also write and edit my own travel blog The Road Goes On Forever. Here, you can find the latest updates on my travels as well as trip guides, how-to articles, travel videos, and more.
I left my job in summer 2018 to fulfill a long-held desire to take a cross country trip on Amtrak. Using three trains, I completed the trip from DC to Los Angeles in 17 days, making stops in five cities along the way. Along the way I saw Cubs baseball at Wrigley, ate steak in Omaha, toured a marijuana grow house in Denver, watched bison graze near the Great Salt Lake, and futilely attempted to see the entirety of San Francisco in 30 hours.
Later that year, I completed a solo road trip of nearly 2,000 miles along the Texas-Mexico border, through New Mexico and Arizona to Las Vegas. This trip explored the little-visited Big Bend region and the national park that shares its name, along with iconic southwestern small towns like Marfa, TX and Truth or Consequences, NM.
In summer 2021, I walked nearly the entirety of the New Jersey shore’s roughly 120 miles in 12 days. Split into two segments (Cape May-Brigantine and Sandy Hook-Long Beach Island), my route took me through dozens of small, densely packed but unique shore towns, three state parks, and at least a half-dozen bizarre encounters with police, rowdy teenagers, nude bathers, drunken mayors, and more. I’m currently working on a book about this experience, expected winter 2021.
Currently, I’m traveling the country on an extended road trip with my girlfriend Morgan and our cat Linus. We left DC in September 2021, with the plan to travel for the next year to year and a half, staying two weeks to a month at a time in an area. You can read about our progress on my blog, The Road Goes On Forever.
In summer 2020, I launched my online clothing and accessories company Longfellow Products. Through brands like Cats Against Trump, Country Roads Clothing, and Perfect Plates, we achieved more than $75,000 in sales in the first six months of operations.
These businesses used dropshipping and print-on-demand models paired with freelance creative work to operate extremely efficiently, with low overhead and most logistics outsourced. These brands have currently been put hiatus due to the time constraints and logistical issues involved with full-time travel.