50 in 5

We’re visiting all 50 states in 5 years! This journey began in May 2017 and we’ll check the last state off our list in May 2022. Read this blog post to learn more about the heart behind 50 in 5 and why we decided to pursue it at this time in our lives.

50 in 5 Rules

1. States we’ve previously visited—together or separately—do not count. We started from scratch in May 2017. We must visit each state together, including Washington, D.C.

2. For a state to officially be counted for 50 in 5 we must spend the night, visit a local attraction, or dine at a local (non-chain) restaurant.

3. Souvenirs are fun to collect, but they’re just things. And 50 different things take up a lot of space! We’re simply collecting photos and maybe a knick-knack or two along the way. Plus, we purchased a journal in our first state to keep a handwritten account of our travels.

The States

Click a state below to read about our travels.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California – May 2017

Colorado – Sept. 2017

Connecticut – Nov. 2018

Delaware – Nov. 2018

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii – Feb. 2018

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland – Nov. 2018

Massachusetts – Nov. 2018

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska – Sept. 2017

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey – Nov. 2018

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania – Nov. 2018

Rhode Island – Nov. 2018

South Carolina – April 2018

South Dakota

Tennessee – Sept. 2018

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia – Dec. 2017

Washington

Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming – Sept. 2017