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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 »

Utah – By the Numbers:

Utah, state twenty-nine, by the numbers: Total miles: 944 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $157.23     Gas: $55.10     Other transport: $0     Food: $63.78     Attractions: $12     Other: $26.35 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $142.85 Total over budget: $14.38 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100) National… Read more »

Utah – Days 4-5: Salt Lake City and Arches National Park

My fourth day in Utah I went exploring in Salt Lake City. I found a place to park and as I made my way to the crosswalk I saw this sign: I nearly died laughing, but I used the flag nonetheless. Needless to say, I did not die crossing the street, as the added visibility of the orange flag clearly alerted drivers… Read more »

Utah – Days 1-3: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Making a New Friend at IHOP

My first day in Utah I met up with a fellow Couchsurfer at Zion National Park and together we hiked Angels Landing. Most of the hike is on a narrow path with a pretty steep drop on either side. There are some chains anchored to the rocks to give you something to hold on to, but other than that you’re… 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 »