The Bro’d Trip

Over the course of a year, Justin Fricke ’12 and Adam Fricke ’15 visited all 50 states, three Canadian Providences and one U.S. Territory.
Standing by Van
It took one bad breakup for Justin Fricke ’12 to completely change his life. After his girlfriend broke up with him, Justin left his corporate job and recruited his brother Adam Fricke ’15 to join him on a cross-country road trip. Together, the two found corporate sponsors, converted an old Sprinter van into a home on wheels, and have spent the past year honing their photography and videography skills and gaining experience in social media marketing while touring all 50 states. Although there were speed bumps along the way — including a valet mishap that almost destroyed the van — the brothers documented everything from the glaciers in Alaska to the rocky coasts of Maine on Instagram and their website, brod-trip.com.

“We’re told that we can’t more often than we can. … I was told I couldn’t take a year to visit all 50 states with my brother. Whoever told me that was right. I did more than that.”
Justin Fricke ’15

Hand
43,918
Miles driven

43,162
Photos taken

366
Days on the road

50
States

3
Canadian provinces

1
U.S. territory
Guitar Hammock
Voluntown, Connecticut
Working
Working at Java Joe’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Skateboarding
Yosemite National Park, California
Snow Van
Somewhere in upstate New York
Hair Cut
The Fricke brothers decided to give each other haircuts somewhere along the Alaska Highway.
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Sign Post Forest, Alaska
Hand Stand
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
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Saguaro National Park, Arizona
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Sequoia National Park, California
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Death Valley National Park, California
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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North Carolina
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Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks National Park, Michigan
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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma
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Photo shoot for Merrell apparel and shoes in Puerto Rico
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas

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Zion National Park, Utah
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Yosemite National Park, California