What if the answer to boredom was always at your feet?
Karl Fundenberger argues that travel is the fastest way to beat boredom, but insists travel doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive. You can travel in your own town if you just choose a different way to get there. Walking is hard, the bike has flat tires, the weather is unpredictable, and the car is just. so. easy. to hop in and take out. But with some free time and a little planning, you can see a different slice of your city, and begin to cherish experience over accumulation. Just walk there. Or ride there.
Karl grew up in Topeka and got tired of complaining about it, so he got involved and started making change. He still has a lot to learn. He lives near Washburn and works for Topeka Metro, managing the city’s bikeshare program.