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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 »

Kentucky – By the Numbers:

Brittany Swanson   April 26, 2016   Comments Off on Kentucky – By the Numbers:

Kentucky, state thirty-seven, by the numbers: Total miles: 480 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $62.19     Gas: $35     Other transport: $0     Food: $6.63     Attractions: $14.00     Other: $6.56 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $85.71 Total under budget: $23.52 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $39 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100) National Park… Read more »

Kentucky – Days 1-3: Hillbillies, Bourbon, and Horses

Brittany Swanson   April 26, 2016   Comments Off on Kentucky – Days 1-3: Hillbillies, Bourbon, and Horses

So, my first host in Kentucky recommended I check out the Hillbilly Garden, because it’s one of those but-really-where-else-can-you-find-this places. So I did. I hadn’t really done my research prior to arriving. I tend to just take my hosts at their word and if/when it isn’t what I expected I just roll with it. At first I drive past the place… Read more »

50 Reasons You Should Help Fund 50 States in 50 Weeks

So, it’s Sunday, March 13th, 2016. I started my 50 States in 50 Weeks trip on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, exactly six months ago today. Wow! I’m currently at a friend’s house in Las Vegas, NV and Nevada is my twenty-eighth state. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I figured I’d run out of money sooner than… 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 »