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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 »

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 »