Tennessee: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   February 3, 2016   Comments Off on Tennessee: By the Numbers

Tennessee, state nineteen, by the numbers:

Total miles: 658

Total money earned: $200 (not earned, but received)

Total money spent: $61.33
    Gas: $28.35
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $30.83
    Attractions: $0
    Other: $2.15

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $142.85

Total under budget: $81.52

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $10

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $9 ($120 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($92 from $80)

Number of free meals: 10

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 6

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 0

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 3

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 3

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 9

Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 0

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 12


Go hiking in Chattanooga – it’s beautiful.

Listen to live music in either Nashville or Memphis.

National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis – plan for a few hours – there is so much information!


Tennessee State Museum in Nashville – lots of info, but not necessary.

Elmwood Cemetery – it’s cool if you’re into cemeteries, but totally not a must see if you’re crunched for time.

Overton Park – cool playground area if you need to feel like a kid again, but I’m sure they have playgrounds where you’re from as well…

Are there any other number related things or best’s or whatnot you’d like to know? Leave me a comment below!