Category Archives: Illinois

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50 States in 50 Weeks – By the Numbers: The Final Countdown

From Maine to Washington and Alaska to Hawaii, here’s the final numbers recap of 50 States in 50(ish) weeks: TIME: Total days on the road: 330 (a day over 47 weeks – which doesn’t count the four day break I took in Massachusetts at the beginning or the six days I took to see Alex for his birthday before heading to… Read more »

Illinois – By the Numbers:

Illinois, state forty-two, by the numbers: Total miles: 193 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $39.12     Gas: $23.75     Other transport: $0     Food: $6.87     Attractions: $6     Other: $2.50 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $85.71 Total under budget: $46.59 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $47 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($206.50 from $100) National… Read more »

Illinois – Days 1-3: From Concrete Wanderings to Strolls in Nature

My first day in Illinois was mostly spent running errands and being productive. I got a top off on my car fluids at Jiffy Lube. I swung by the post office and dropped something off. Then I went to Starbucks and worked on my blog and did some other computer related things. When Nathan, my friend from college, got off work I met… Read more »

50 Reasons You Should Help Fund 50 States in 50 Weeks

So, it’s Sunday, March 13th, 2016. I started my 50 States in 50 Weeks trip on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, exactly six months ago today. Wow! I’m currently at a friend’s house in Las Vegas, NV and Nevada is my twenty-eighth state. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I figured I’d run out of money sooner than… Read more »