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European Family Stops in North Dakota on 50-State Tour

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Many people want to visit all 50 states in the country, but might never get the chance to.

Alicia Ewen introduces us to a family that traveled a long way, just to travel that much more.

Medora, North Dakota...

People from all across the state, and even the country, come here to enjoy the sights and activities that this old-western town has to offer.

Which is exactly why the Knight family decided to visit.

"Certainly enjoy the lifestyle here. its a very laid back life style."

If you couldn't tell by their accents, the Knights aren't from around here.

They're originally from England and living on a company visa in Alabama, but only for a short time.

They're making sure not a second of their time in the U.S. will go to waste.

"While we are here for this period of time we want to see as much of this country as we can." says Matt Knight.

"We're in North Dakota, we've been going around to 48 states and we wanna try to get all 50." says Max Knight.

They've seen Mesa Verda National Park in Colorado, the palm trees of Miami, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Mt.Rushmore, and of course, the giant bison in Jamestown.

"You have a different way of life, a different, culture, a different geography, and particularly in this country, I mean you've got it all. You range from wet forests to dry deserts and high mountains, valleys and plains."

This means that young Max and Ludavica have seen more in five years than most might see in their whole lives.

The kids don't complain, They don't mind, As long as there's a pool in the hotel, they'll go anywhere.

Their parents, Matt and Natasha are hoping that all of these travels will have a lasting impact

"There is not only one good place there are lots of different places."

Even the quietest of places, like North Dakota.

"It's interesting, not a lot to see quite frankly but you always find something. You never know what you're gonna find. You always find little treasures along the way. You know, the world's biggest concrete bison."

In 2016 they will be forced to move back to London when their visa expires, and even though they've practically seen it all, the U.S. still holds a bit of their hearts.

"I don't know if I should say this on camera, but there's no rush to go back."

And as for actually settling down for once...

"I dont know!"

"Not sure we can. Might have to get a caravan I think."

The Knights are a perfect example of the idea that traveling costs money, and makes you richer all at the same time.

Alicia Ewen, KX News

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