50 States in 50 Weeks

Map of 50 States in 50 Weeks route state by state

An outline of the 50 States in 50 Weeks trip. (Only shows the order of states, not where I go in each state.)

On September 13th 2015, I began traveling to each of the 50 United States. I shared my insights and adventures and on August 17th, 2016 I completed my journey. I made it to all 50 states and I even came in well under my budget! I traveled the lower 48 states via Charlie, my 2006 Chevrolet Impala, rented a car in Alaska, and mostly used public transit or hitchhiked in Hawaii. To save on costs, I stayed with friends or Couchsurfed, and ate food primarily from grocery stores or Farmers' Markets. I tried to volunteer as I traveled to make my trip more meaningful and give back to the communities I visited, but I had a hard time finding opportunities on such short notice. So that aspect of the trip, unfortunately, didn't end up happening. I wanted to get as far as possible, so I limited my spending on activities. Instead, I looked for free things to do and spent more time in nature and with people, but if there was something I HAD to do, I splurged. If you'd like to see more pictures check out my Facebook page and if you feel so inclined - help fund the trip (or the next one) through either my GoFundMe page (note: GoFundMe scrapes off the top of your donation), or my PayPal account (where all your money goes directly to me). Thank you for reading!