I love traveling and lists, so it seemed only natural to set a goal of visiting all 50 states before I turn 40. I have a six short years left to visit the remainder of my list, which you’ll see below. I have detailed the rules, essentials, and list below. After hitting Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky later this month and Hawaii in January, seven states remain. If you have been to these states, what are your pointers? If you live in one of them, do you have a couch I can sleep on? (Kidding, not kidding).
I must set foot in each state for them to count.
Airports don’t count (sorry, Texas and Michigan)
Extra credit for eating local fare.
Enablers: These are the people who are willing to hop on a plane with me, stay home with the kids, or drive me five hours out of the way so I can cross Idaho off the list (my mom, husband, and bestie, respectively).
A plan: I have a full-time job, two kids, and have to stay within budget. Having a game-plan is important.
Willingness to explore the boring ones: People keep asking “why Ohio?” We’ll make it fun!
Hawaii (scheduled for January 2018)
Indiana (scheduled for August 2017)
Kentucky (scheduled for August 2017)
Michigan (I have been to airports)
Ohio (scheduled for August 2017)
Texas (I have been to airports)