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50 States in 50 Weeks – By the Numbers: The Final Countdown

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   August 18, 2016   Comments Off on 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 »

Hawaii – Days 43-64: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – A Private Beach, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Making Friends in the Ocean

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   August 18, 2016   Comments Off on Hawaii – Days 43-64: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – A Private Beach, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Making Friends in the Ocean

One day I restarted my computer because it was being slow but when it turned back on it wouldn’t let me log in. It got frozen on the login page. It wouldn’t let me type or click anywhere. Ahh! After trying fruitlessly for a few days to get it to work I finally accepted that I’d have to take it in. Lame…. Read more »

California – Days 1-3: New Friends and Shenanigans in San Diego

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   March 10, 2016   Comments Off on California – Days 1-3: New Friends and Shenanigans in San Diego

My first day in California was mainly a driving day. I started the morning in Arizona working on the blog and the second half of the day I drove west through California on my way to San Diego. My first full day in San Diego was awesome. I started with a trip up to La Jolla Cove (pronounced La Hoya Cove) to… Read more »

Florida – Days 1-15: Beaches and Relaxation, Sunsets and Revelations

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   January 6, 2016   Comments Off on Florida – Days 1-15: Beaches and Relaxation, Sunsets and Revelations

Appropriately, I spent my first full day in Florida at the beach. I was in Jacksonville, and it was a sunny 81°. My hosts from the previous night insisted on taking me to the beach and as I had no other plans, I agreed. I worked out and we had breakfast and ran a few errands and then made our… Read more »

New Jersey – Days 1-3: Hanging Out, Baked Goods, and Atlantic City

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   November 20, 2015   Comments Off on New Jersey – Days 1-3: Hanging Out, Baked Goods, and Atlantic City

My first day in New Jersey was pretty chill. I spent the morning trying to catch up on blog posts. Then I met up with my friend Jesse from Camp Ramapo. We went out to dinner with her dad and brother to Zinburger. Their veggie burger was pretty good, even if I got it without half the ingredients: no avocado, cheese, or… Read more »

Maine – Day 5: Sunrise atop a Mountain, Hiking, and an Old Friend

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   September 19, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 5: Sunrise atop a Mountain, Hiking, and an Old Friend

So pretty much everyone I talked to said I HAD to go to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to see the sunrise while I was in Maine. So, despite the fact that I stayed up way too late and would have to get up at 3:30 a.m. to make the drive from my Couchsurfing host’s place,… Read more »

Maine – Day 4: Trespassing, the Beach, and Small Town Wanderings

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   September 18, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 4: Trespassing, the Beach, and Small Town Wanderings
Straight on view of Doubling Point Lighthouse, Bath, ME

There are a lot of lighthouses in Maine. I could’ve gone to all of them, but that would’ve gotten boring. Instead, I chose a couple that were on the route to other locations I planned to visit. Doubling Point Lighthouse was listed between Lewiston, ME and Popham Beach State Park, so that was my first stop of the day. At… Read more »