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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 »

South Carolina – Day 4: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Brittany Swanson   December 22, 2015   Comments Off on South Carolina – Day 4: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I spent my last day in South Carolina at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. I almost didn’t go because it made me uncomfortable that the plantation is still owned and operated by the same family who had slaves before the Civil War. It felt wrong to contribute to an enterprise founded on slavery. In the end I reasoned that the educational benefits might outweigh… Read more »

South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

Brittany Swanson   December 14, 2015   Comments Off on South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

My first night in South Carolina was super chill. My host had dinner waiting when I arrived and then we chatted and played a game called Ticket to Ride before calling it a night. When I woke up the next morning it was raining. I’ve spent quite a few days wandering around in the rain, but Myrtle Beach is, well, a beach… Read more »

West Virginia – Days 1-2: Small Towns, Capitol Cities, and Nature

Brittany Swanson   November 26, 2015   Comments Off on West Virginia – Days 1-2: Small Towns, Capitol Cities, and Nature

For my first stop in West Virginia I went to a town called Shepherdstown. Someone told me it was similar to Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls, and if you know me at all, you know how much I love Gilmore Girls, so I couldn’t wait! I could definitely see how Shepherdstown and Stars Hollow were similar, however as an outsider… Read more »