Tag Archives: Vermont

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 »

Vermont: By the Numbers

Done with Vermont, so let’s recap in numbers: Total miles*: 548     *I set the odometer en route to Vermont from New Hampshire and stopped it before I left for      Massachusetts. Total money spent: $125.63     Gas: $39.25     Food: $34.28     Attractions: $11     Other: $41.10 Total under budget: $74.37 Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0 Total nights spent with Couchsurfing Hosts: 6 Total… Read more »

Vermont – Days 4-5: Factories and Tours and Samples Oh My!

For my second day in a row of touring factories and seeking out free samples I started with the Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center and Cafe. The Visitor Center was another interactive place, so I really enjoyed it. There was this cool part where you could lean into this fake bag of coffee beans with your knees bent and then stand… Read more »

Vermont – Day 3: Chocolate and Beer

Day three in Vermont started with a stop at the Vermont Gift Barn. I’d found a flier for it at the Vermont Visitor Center when I first arrived and it looked cool, so I checked it out. They had some cool pottery, otherwise it was nothing special, just another gift store. It was a really overcast day, but it wasn’t raining… 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 »