Tag Archives: New Hampshire

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 »

New Hampshire: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   September 28, 2015   Comments Off on New Hampshire: By the Numbers

To conclude Week Two of 50 States in 50 Weeks let’s recap New Hampshire in numbers: Total miles*: 535      *I set the odometer en route to New Hampshire from Maine and stopped it before I left for Vermont. Total money spent: $128.03      Gas: $48.00      Food: $35.56      Attractions: $28.00 (+ $3.00 if you include part of the Interagency Pass)      Other:… Read more »

New Hampshire – Day 7: Clark’s Trading Post and the Basin…again.

Brittany Swanson   September 28, 2015   Comments Off on New Hampshire – Day 7: Clark’s Trading Post and the Basin…again.

To finish out my week in New Hampshire I decided to visit Clark’s Trading Post. Home of the Famous Bear Show. Now, I’m not usually one to enjoy entertainment where animals are forced into performance, but Murray Clark, one of the bear trainers and narrator of the show, assured me that at Clark’s they train their bears with only love and… Read more »

New Hampshire – Day 6: Scenic Views, Driving, and the World’s Longest Candy Counter

Brittany Swanson   September 26, 2015   Comments Off on New Hampshire – Day 6: Scenic Views, Driving, and the World’s Longest Candy Counter

My Couchsurfing host, Alyssa, took me on her favorite hike to start the morning. It was this narrow hidden trail up Iron Mountain. It’s mostly rocky and relatively steep, but we managed to climb up to the first overlook in about a half hour. We stayed there chatting and enjoying the view for another half hour. Alyssa had to go to work,… Read more »

New Hampshire – Day 5: North Conway, Cathedral Cliffs, and the Mount Washington Hotel

Brittany Swanson   September 25, 2015   Comments Off on New Hampshire – Day 5: North Conway, Cathedral Cliffs, and the Mount Washington Hotel

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it lately, but I love the Roadtrippers website! Love it! The other day I was looking for places to add to my New Hampshire trip and I discovered an old school 5¢ and 10¢ store near North Conway, NH where I’d already planned to be. Score! Of course, now I can’t find where I… Read more »

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

Brittany Swanson   September 25, 2015   Comments Off on 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 – Days 2-3: America’s Stonehenge and Milking Goats

Brittany Swanson   September 23, 2015   Comments Off on New Hampshire – Days 2-3: America’s Stonehenge and Milking Goats

I started Day Two in New Hampshire with a trip to America’s Stonehenge. While not as impressive as the original Stonehenge, it was still pretty cool. According to their website, America’s Stonehenge is a man made structure dating back about 4,000 years. The cost of admission was $12, which is a little steep, but I’d say it was worth it. After you pay… Read more »

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

Brittany Swanson   September 21, 2015   Comments Off on 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 »