It takes an overwhelmingly amount of commitment and dedication to travel each and every day on a Greyhound bus, which, Doug Levitt has whole heartedly accepted. Doug has spent more than twelve years covering 12,000 miles on the bus. The journey has he says has not been an easy one. He has spent hours of travel with convicted felons, addicts and people suffering depression and other forms of mental health.
His journey began after his father committed suicide at sixteen. He later graduated and started work with CNN and other large broadcasting corporations as a foreign correspondent. Working in war countries like Iran and Afghanistan helped him push down his mental state. However, he realized that there was another group of US citizens who had no voice at all and what Doug knows.
The Greyhound Diaries, a book, web and picture series was began to help shed a light a light on a strata of US citizens who suffered silently. Few people knew the state of travellers and the level of disolence they suffered until the series was born. In his journey, Doug is able to meet many people of all walks of lives. Most of these people are broken in one way or another. Nonetheless, what brings them close is the fact that they are all lost in their own problems.
Greyhound Diaries entails stories, experiences and the struggles these individuals face each and every day. Speaking to Buckley, Doug admits that he meets some people of different demeanours, some are quite scary, while others are weighed down by their problems. Nevertheless, being stuck with someone for hours on the road makes it easy for them yto open up and share their problems and Doug’s lacrosse camp.
Doug Levitt may have been born and bred in Washington D.C but he always knew he wanted the challenging roles. Being a journalist he wanted to make a difference. Using the Greyhound Diaries, he has been able to impact so many lives. His life and perception has also changed as dealing with people with different issues has helped him realize his inner problems as well and his Twitter.
Doug Levitt graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Journalism