Arizona: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   March 5, 2016   Comments Off on Arizona: By the Numbers

Arizona, state twenty-six, by the numbers:

Total miles: 1,121

Total money earned: $0

Total money spent: $205.53
    Gas: $61.50
    Other transport: $33.80 (car part)
    Food: $42.98
    Attractions: $53.25
    Other: $14

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $171.42

Total over budget: $34.11 (minus the car part would only be $0.31…)

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $42 ($170 from $80)

Number of free meals: 5

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 4

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 2

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 2

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 2

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 5

Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 0

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 16


Little Colorado River Gorge – on the way to the Grand Canyon – a good easing into it…

The Grand Canyon: South Rim – Lipan Point, Bright Angel Trail, Marcopia Point, Hopi Point, Mojave Point, Pima Point, and The Abyss. Also, I totally want to go to the North Rim, but it’s only open in the summer…

Watch the sunset from Dobbins Lookout in Phoenix, AZ.


Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ – it’s cool, but I feel like the pictures on the internet are better than the $48 cost to see it for myself. If you must go, go in the summer so the colors will be better.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – it’s hot in the desert, definitely stay longer than a day trip if you’re going to go.

Mather Point at the Grand Canyon – overcrowded and not the best view.


Are there any other number related things or best’s or whatnot you’d like to know? Leave me a comment below!