Mark Zuckerberg is known for making bold, sometimes outlandish new year resolutions.
In previous years, Facebook’s founder and CEO has committed to only eating meat he kills personally, learning to speak Mandarin, and more recently, building an artificially intelligent assistant for his home.
For 2017, Zuckerberg has a more statesman-like personal goal: to tour the U.S. and meet people in every state.
“My personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I’ve spent significant time in many states already, so I’ll need to travel to about 30 states this year to complete this challenge.”
Zuckerberg said he plans to take road trips with his wife Priscilla Chan and make “stops in small towns and universities” and visit his company’s offices throughout the country.
“After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future,” he said. “My work is about connecting the world and giving everyone a voice. I want to personally hear more of those voices this year.”
Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, studied at Harvard, and moved to San Francisco to start Facebook, where he lives now with his wife Priscilla and daughter Max.