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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 »

Louisiana: By the Numbers

Louisiana, state twenty-one, by the numbers: Total miles: 509 Total money earned: $0 Total money spent: $94.71     Gas: $29.25     Other transport: $3     Food: $39.10     Attractions: $0     Other: $23.36 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $128.57 Total under budget: $33.86 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $40 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $5 ($125 from $100) National… Read more »

Louisiana – Days 1-5: From Mardi Gras and Drag Shows, to State History and Beautiful Sunsets

My first evening in Louisiana I met my host in New Orleans and she took me to see the Crewe de Vieux Mardi Gras parade. It was, how shall I say, an adult parade: parental discretion advised. Despite this, there were plenty of children there. I’m pretty sure most of it went right over their heads. To put it bluntly,… Read more »