Florida: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   January 14, 2016   Comments Off on Florida: By the Numbers

Florida, state seventeen, by the numbers:

Total miles: 872

Total money earned: $1.04 (in a parking meter change slot)

Total money spent: $103.80
    Gas: $33.34
    Other transport: $1.75
    Food: $16.40
    Attractions: $0
    Other: $52.31

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $685.68

Total under budget: $581.88

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: well over $500 (My time with my mom in Florida was my Christmas and Birthday present from her.)

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $20 (Finally saving money! $111 out of $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $30 (Also finally saving money! $92 out of $80)

Number of free meals: 62

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 21

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 4

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 0

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 4

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 3

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 1

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 20

Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 1

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 33


Go canoeing on the Chassahowitzka River – it’s beautiful and you can swim in caves and see wild manatees.

Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico or the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean or both.

Drive to Key West (make sure you have AC in the car though…) and go swimming!

Take a guided canoe trip through the Everglades.


Jacksonville, though Chamblin Bookmine is super cool.

St. Augustine – super touristy.

Tampa, I liked Tampa, but if you’re crunched for time, maybe skip it?

Miami – though I was there in the winter…it just didn’t live up to the hype.



Are there any other number related things or best’s or whatnot you’d like to know? Leave me a comment below!