Category Archives: Musings

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 »

Yeah, but…

Brittany Swanson   December 5, 2015   Comments Off on Yeah, but…

Do you ever find yourself five minutes into complaining about how much your job sucks and how busy you are and how much money you don’t have and then realize, mildly mortified, that you’re talking to your unemployed friend who’s been facing rejection after rejection, if they’re lucky enough to even receive so much as a rejection, for months now?… Read more »

Connecticut – Day 3.5: Standing up for Racial Justice

Brittany Swanson   October 19, 2015   Comments Off on Connecticut – Day 3.5: Standing up for Racial Justice

So, on my third evening in Connecticut I Couchsurfed with Alex. Alex is a first year law student at Yale University. Originally we were supposed to have dinner with some of his friends and then go out for a drink. Unfortunately, his friends bailed last minute. Instead Alex decided to go to an event on campus and he invited me to… Read more »

Vermont – Day 2: Traveling is awesome, but…

Brittany Swanson   September 30, 2015   Comments Off on Vermont – Day 2: Traveling is awesome, but…

So far, in addition to the friends and family I have left behind, most of the people I have met on my journey have told me how awesome they think this trip is. Strangers tell me how proud they are of me for having the courage to take it. People have commended my adventurous spirit and applauded my gall. Some have said I… Read more »