Category Archives: Northeast

Blog posts from 50 States in 50 Weeks in the Northeastern part of the U.S..

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 »

By the Numbers: Whoa-oh I’m Halfway There…

Brittany Swanson   March 5, 2016   Comments Off on By the Numbers: Whoa-oh I’m Halfway There…

As of New Mexico, I’ve made it halfway through my trip and been to 1/2 of the United States! Huzzah! In honor of that accomplishment, here is a recap of the cumulative numbers and 25 highlights of the trip so far: Total miles: 15,921 Total money earned*: $369.53 *One day freelancing in NYC, one trip to the slots in Atlantic City,… Read more »

By the Numbers: A Recap of the First Third of the Continental U.S.

Brittany Swanson   December 31, 2015   Comments Off on By the Numbers: A Recap of the First Third of the Continental U.S.

As of Georgia, state sixteen, I’ve been to 1/3 of the continental United States. Woo! In honor of that accomplishment, here is a recap of the cumulative numbers and some other fun facts from Maine to Georgia and everywhere in between: Total miles: 8,583 Total money earned*: $167.88     *One day freelancing in NYC, one trip to the slots in Atlantic… Read more »

New Jersey: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   November 20, 2015   Comments Off on New Jersey: By the Numbers

New Jersey, state nine, by the numbers: Total miles*: 287     *I set the odometer en route to New Jersey and shut it off before I headed to Delaware. Total money earned: $3.25 (Gold Fish slot machine) Total money spent: $43.16     Gas: $24.50     Other transport: $0     Food: $10.78     Attractions: $0     Other: $7.88 Total under budget: $6.84 (plus money earned: $10.09) Money saved using North American… Read more »

New Jersey – Days 1-3: Hanging Out, Baked Goods, and Atlantic City

Brittany Swanson   November 20, 2015   Comments Off on New Jersey – Days 1-3: Hanging Out, Baked Goods, and Atlantic City

My first day in New Jersey was pretty chill. I spent the morning trying to catch up on blog posts. Then I met up with my friend Jesse from Camp Ramapo. We went out to dinner with her dad and brother to Zinburger. Their veggie burger was pretty good, even if I got it without half the ingredients: no avocado, cheese, or… Read more »

New York: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   November 17, 2015   Comments Off on New York: By the Numbers

State eight…here’s New York by the numbers: Total miles*: 936     *I set the odometer in route to New York (both to upstate and when I came back after Pennsylvania)      and shut it off before I left (to go to Pennsylvania and for New Jersey). Total money spent: $398.93     Gas: $71.60     Other transport: $34.50     Food: $106.52     Attractions: $89     Other: $97.31… Read more »

New York – Days 12-13: NYC The Bronx Zoo, Meeting Up With Friends, and Adventures in Midtown

Brittany Swanson   November 17, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 12-13: NYC The Bronx Zoo, Meeting Up With Friends, and Adventures in Midtown

The morning of day twelve in New York I worked on my blog some more. I tried to get rough drafts written so later I could edit and post them. Then I took a train and a bus to get to The Bronx Zoo. After all the natural history museums lately I was really looking forward to seeing some animals… Read more »

New York – Days 10-11: NYC More Museums, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Good Food

Brittany Swanson   November 9, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 10-11: NYC More Museums, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Good Food

On my tenth day in New York, after wanting to go for a couple years, I finally made it to the Museum of the City of New York. I’m so glad I finally made it! I learned SO MUCH! The first exhibit on the main floor was Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks. The exhibit talked about the 1965… Read more »

New York – Days 8-9: NYC – Museums, Food, and Freelancing

Brittany Swanson   November 6, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 8-9: NYC – Museums, Food, and Freelancing

I spent a good part of the morning on day eight trying to get caught up on my blog and planning the rest of the day/week. I hadn’t made it to Best Buy the night before so that was first on my list for the day. I wanted to send my computer to get a new battery so I wouldn’t have… Read more »

New York – Days 6-7: The Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR House and Presidential Library, and Arriving in NYC

Brittany Swanson   November 6, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 6-7: The Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR House and Presidential Library, and Arriving in NYC

After a few day detour in Pennsylvania, I returned to New York and continued my New York adventures starting in the Hudson Valley. I’ve worked in the Hudson Valley for three summers now and this past summer I really wanted to check out the Vanderbilt mansion near Hyde Park, but never got around to it. So, this was my chance. The… Read more »