Category Archives: New England

Houses posts from New England States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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…

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 »

Connecticut: By the Numbers

Six down forty-four to go…Here’s Connecticut by the numbers: Total miles*: 234     *I set the odometer en route to Connecticut from Rhode Island and stopped it before I left. Total money spent: $210.61 ($126.59 subtracting phone repair cost)     Gas: $30.01     Other transport (car maintenance): $0.50     Food: $59.47     Attractions: $9     Other: $111.63 ($84.02 for phone repair) The Connecticut budget accounts for the three… Read more »

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 »

Connecticut – Days 3-4: Wanderings in New Haven and around Yale

I started day three in Connecticut in New Haven. The plan was to wander around downtown, visit Yale, and then maybe head to a park or something. I wandered around and found Yale and as I walked by this one building I was handed two free Iced Teas. Yay! I love free things. There was a nice big open grassy… Read more »

Connecticut – Days 1-2: Another Traveler, More Authors, and More Dinosaurs

I spent my first night in Connecticut in New London. That night my host took me to a local bar for a drink. It was your typical sports bar, nothing special. The following morning I met up with a fellow traveler for lunch at Washington Street Coffee House, in New London. The traveler’s name was Mike and we had tried meeting up… Read more »

Rhode Island: By the Numbers

State number five is done. Here’s the Rhode Island breakdown: Total miles*: 120     *I set the odometer en route to Rhode Island from Massachusetts and stopped it before I left for     Connecticut. Total money spent: $214.46     Gas: $13.16     Other transport (car maintenance): $157.08     Food: $33.57     Attractions: $0.00     Other: $10.65 Since I didn’t stay in Rhode Island a whole week I feel like I should… Read more »

Rhode Island – Days 1-3: Newport, Providence, and a few Misadventures

Day one in Rhode Island ended up being kind of a wash. I was behind on my blog and had to spend some time catching up on that or I’d never catch up. Then I realized I was crazy overdue for an oil change and that ended up taking like an hour. So I spent most of the day driving… Read more »

Massachusetts: By the Numbers

Done with Massachusetts, so here’s the numbers recap: Total miles*: 640     *I set the odometer en route to Massachusetts from Vermont and stopped it before I left for Rhode     Island. Total money spent: $273.05     Gas: $63.25     Other transport (parking, car maintenance, public transportation): $14.05     Food: $35.86     Attractions: $23     Other: $136.89 (This included $100 for the museum membership and restocking some toiletries.) Total over budget:… Read more »

Massachusetts – Day 7: Cape Cod – Fort Hill, Marconi Beach, and P-Town

Cape Cod. From all I’d heard it sounded like such a wonderful place. A magical wonderland where rich people vacation in the summer. Luckily, I was staying with a local in the off-season so I feel like I got an authentic Cape Code experience. My host recommended I do or see a number of things, but I only had one day, so… Read more »