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!