Category Archives: Iowa

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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 »

Iowa – By the Numbers:

Iowa, state thirty-three, by the numbers: Total miles: 491 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $70.08     Gas: $42.40     Other transport: $0     Food: $14.38     Attractions: $0     Other: $13.30 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $85.71 Total under budget: $15.63 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $29 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100) National… Read more »

Iowa – Days 1-3: Oh, Iowa…How I Love and Miss Thee

My first day in Iowa I went to Iowa City. I met up with my host and she took me on a walking tour of the University of Iowa and downtown Iowa City. Then she made dinner for us and we hung out and chatted away the evening. There were some pretty neat things about Iowa City, but my favorite… 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 »