Traveling Nebraska

Traveling Nebraska Austin Schneider, Seth Varner and Jack McGonigal stopped in O'Neill on their trip to towns across Nebraska. The Chamber of Commerce gave the young men O'Neill  some gifts for stopping in O'Neill.

Two young men from Wahoo made their way to the Shamrock City on June, 18. The three men were on a quest to visit all 531 incorporated towns in Nebraska this summer. The young men Austin Schneider and SethVarner, friends at the University of Nebraska Omaha, decided to undertake these voyages back in March when the Covid-19 virus struck. Jack McGonigal was a rider for just the day.

The young men new they would have a ton of time to kill when the summer started.

"We have noticed people are truly nice and generous, we have had donations of cash and meals as well as items from different communities we have stopped in. I got interested in seeing all the towns when I was traveling with my dad last year," said Varner.

As of today the young men have gone to 331 towns.

The young men travel each day and still try to end up back in Wahoo at night.

This week the men will be on the road anywhere from 5 hours to 10 hours per day, every day throughout that time. According to their route plan, they will cover nearly 4,500 miles, have about 24 meals and stay in hotels/cabins/bnbs in Benkelman, Kearney, Ogallala, Gering, Broken Bow, Burwell and Long Pine.

If anyone would like to help them knock out more of their costs - the car rental, hotel stays, food, gas, etc., you can support them by sending a donation via Venmo (@SethVarner), PayPal ( or via their GoFundMe site:


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