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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 1-7: Oahu – Beaches, Hiking, and All the AcroYoga

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   July 5, 2016   Comments Off on Hawaii – Days 1-7: Oahu – Beaches, Hiking, and All the AcroYoga

When I graduated high school I went to Oahu with my mom and grandma. My grandma really wanted to go to the USS Arizona Memorial, but we waited until the last day we were there and then they ran out of tickets before we got to see it. I still feel really bad about that, so I wanted to make sure visiting… Read more »

Alaska – By the Numbers:

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   June 20, 2016   Comments Off on Alaska – By the Numbers:

Alaska, state forty-nine, by the numbers: Total miles: 1,111 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $280.05     Gas: $74.19     Other transport: $92 (toll and flight to Alaska)     Food: $92.25     Attractions: $10     Other: $11.61 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $142.85 (+ $200 for flight) = $342.85 Total under budget: $62.80 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0… Read more »

Alaska – Days 1-5: Perpetual Daylight, Natural Wonders, and Wildlife Sightings

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   June 20, 2016   Comments Off on Alaska – Days 1-5: Perpetual Daylight, Natural Wonders, and Wildlife Sightings

My flight into Anchorage landed a little before 1 a.m., not that I could tell. The clouds in the sky were a brilliant pink and I didn’t know if the sun was setting or rising. I’d completely forgotten about Alaska’s perpetual daylight in the summers. I must say, it’s pretty trippy. Since I got in so late/early I spent the… Read more »

Idaho – By the Numbers:

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 23, 2016   Comments Off on Idaho – By the Numbers:

Idaho, state forty-six, by the numbers: Total miles: 469 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $140.52     Gas: $34.50     Other transport: $61.42 (oil change)     Food: $31.72     Attractions: $6     Other: $6.88 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $57.14 Total over budget: $83.38, though really only $21.96 if you ignore the oil change. Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for… Read more »

Idaho – Days 1-2: Journeying to the Moon and Meeting Birds of Prey

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 23, 2016   Comments Off on Idaho – Days 1-2: Journeying to the Moon and Meeting Birds of Prey

My first evening in Idaho I stopped at Reed’s Dairy to try huckleberry ice cream. A previous host, from Mississippi, had sent me a link to the best ice cream places in each state and as I happened to be heading to a few of the cities on the list I figured I might as well try a couple of… Read more »

North Dakota – By the Numbers:

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 14, 2016   Comments Off on North Dakota – By the Numbers:

North Dakota, state forty-three, by the numbers: Total miles: 577 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $54.75     Gas: $51.25     Other transport: $0     Food: $0     Attractions: $0     Other: $3.50 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $57.14 Total under budget: $2.39 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($206.50 from $100)… Read more »

North Dakota – Days 1-2: Robot Tours and Other Unexpected Awesomeness

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 14, 2016   Comments Off on North Dakota – Days 1-2: Robot Tours and Other Unexpected Awesomeness

My host in Fargo was awesome. For starters, he had some super great stories from his experiences at Burning Man. Then, he shared this website he made, bertytours.com, that takes people on a scavenger hunt tour of Fargo. I’ve been on the road for eight months and I have to say this is the most unexpected and fun thing I’ve done. Seriously. To start the… Read more »

Wisconsin – Days 1-3: An Impromptu Tour, A Night Out, and A Night In

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 3, 2016   Comments Off on Wisconsin – Days 1-3: An Impromptu Tour, A Night Out, and A Night In

A few days before I arrived in Wisconsin Alex had invited me on a virtual date. I decided my first afternoon in Madison would be a perfect time for said date. Alex found this vegetarian place called the Green Owl Cafe and we FaceTimed while we had lunch together. I was at Green Owl Cafe in Madison, WI and he was at home in Houston,… Read more »

Michigan – Days 1-4: A Bunch of Unexpected Awesomeness

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   May 2, 2016   Comments Off on Michigan – Days 1-4: A Bunch of Unexpected Awesomeness

My first day in Detroit I checked out Pewabic Pottery, one of the oldest pottery places in Detroit. While there, I learned that Pewabic created the art tiles for many installations across the country, most notably the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. and the Detroit Public Library. After checking out Pewabic I headed to Belle Isle. It… Read more »