Category Archives: New York

All 50 States in 50 Weeks posts related to New York.

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 »

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 »

New York – Days 3-5: Great Lakes, Waterfalls, and Other Wanderings

Brittany Swanson   October 24, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 3-5: Great Lakes, Waterfalls, and Other Wanderings

I started day three in New York in Rochester at the Genesee River Gorge. The waterfall currently stands eighty feet above the pool below. The bridge you have to stand on to get a good view of the falls is quite far away so it isn’t nearly as impressive as I’m sure it’d be closer up. On my bucket list… Read more »

New York – Days 1-2: Uncle Sam and Glass Blowing

Brittany Swanson   October 21, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 1-2: Uncle Sam and Glass Blowing

My first day in new York was pretty chill. How could it not be after a three day staycation in Massachusetts to recharge from my first month of traveling? Upon suggestion, I stopped in Troy, NY on my way to Albany. I’m glad I did. Troy is a cute little town. I found Prospect Park and went swinging. It was… Read more »