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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 »

Delaware – Days 1-2: The First Town in the First State, a Ghost Beach Town, and Awesome Road Trip Apps

My first day in Delaware was mostly just driving and realizing that most of the things I wanted to do in Dover weren’t open. I really need to remember museums aren’t usually open on Mondays and plan accordingly. Whomp sauce. I eventually made my way to Brandywine Park and took a walk around there. The fall foliage was still pretty and… Read more »

Massachusetts – Days 5-6: A Date, The Freedom Trail, and Fine Art

Day five was a planning day, so it wasn’t terribly exciting. I did make a huge discovery though. I realized that there was a way to get free entry into a whole lot of museums across the country! (Including a few that I’d already skipped because the prices were too steep.) All I had to do was get a membership at… Read more »

Vermont – Day 1: Museums, Maple Candies, and a Video Store

I started my first day in Vermont with a trip to a local museum called Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. I arrived around 10 a.m. and didn’t expect to spend as much time there as I did. They had two special exhibits: one about dinosaurs, the other about butterflies. Dinosaurs are awesome and butterflies are usually pretty, so I was excited…. Read more »

New Hampshire – Day 4: Wolfeboro, and the Castle in the Clouds

Upon recommendation from a host, I started the day at Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort town in America. Wolfeboro is a very quaint town with lots of New England charm. I wandered down the main street ducking into a few stores. My favorite store was a bookstore called the Country Bookseller, go figure. They won my heart for no other reason… Read more »

New Hampshire – Day 1: Portsmouth – Islands, Old Buildings, and Awesome Bookstores

My first Couchsurfing host in New Hampshire recommended a few places for me to check out in Portsmouth, NH. Her recommendations were: Strawberry Banke Museum, Prescott Park, and Peirce Island. I decided to start at Prescott Park. However, after finding a place to park I turned the corner and found the Strawberry Banke Museum! I went in the Visitor Center to see… Read more »

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 »