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Travel all 50 states
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Why were you inspired to do this?

When I was young I had driven across the country twice with my parents. I also lived on both coasts and traveled around the coastal states. When I was a teenager I realized that I had already been to about 32 states, so I decided I needed to get to the others. I got a Greyhound Ameripass at 18 and visited all the rest of the continental states, and then got to Hawaii at 19. Alaska took many more years - but I finally made it at 39.

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

A sense of adventure and determination.

Not too much money. Even Hawaii and Alaska I did on the cheap.


How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

Awesome! I know that I may never have the chance to travel as much as I would wish - but I will NEVER fail to appreciate any opportunity I get. I hope to go back to Alaska some day.

1/9/2011 8:09:16 AM

Congratulations, we have linked your story on the My Life List 90 (#42) to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing this great achievement.

10/21/2009 9:45:11 PM

Hey Jean, Great achievement. You got me thinking how many States that I have been to. I'm about 10 short including Alaska.So better get on with it. Its on a few peoples list so great to see someone who has actually done it! Thanks for sharing this with us. Bill

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