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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 »

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 »

Massachusetts – Days 5-6: A Date, The Freedom Trail, and Fine Art

Day five was a planning day, so it wasn’t terribly exciting. I did make a huge discovery though. I realized that there was a way to get free entry into a whole lot of museums across the country! (Including a few that I’d already skipped because the prices were too steep.) All I had to do was get a membership at… Read more »

Massachusetts – Day 4: The Salem Witch Trials…

Day four begins and ends with a trip to Salem, MA. May I just say I would LOVE to be in Salem for Halloween! They have some crazy awesome Halloween spirit and I’m sure they have super cool events that make Halloween fantastic! My host from the previous night hooked me up with a discount Salem Witch Museum pass from… Read more »

Massachusetts – Days 2-3: Flowers, Potholes, Peace, and Authors

To, I’m sure, no one’s surprise, I got off to a late start on day two in Massachusetts. I hadn’t realized the night before was a Friday until my host was staying up way later than I’d expect for a workday. I finally asked him what time he had to go to work in the morning and he laughed and… Read more »

Massachusetts – Day 1: I Love Books, Theatre, and Waterfalls

Day one in Massachusetts started with a trip to Mass MoCA, or the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. It was AWESOME! My favorite part was the Bibliothecapilia section, obviously. The first room/section of the exhibit had this cool piece showing pages of a book shooting out in big curling arches. I didn’t see the plaque that… Read more »