The Race To 50!

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Me and my brother, Mike, were talking one day a year or two ago when we decided to count up the number of different states that we had seen already. The conversation shifted and we decided that we both wanted to see all 50 states. So what did we do? We decided to make it a competition. I think that you are more likely to do things in competitive situations, and a competition to see things that you’ve never seen is a great motivator to actually do it. We gave ourselves some expectations and rules beforehand, like that we wanted to have it done by the time he turned 30 (he is 26 now). Another big rule is that just driving through a state does not count, you have to have a memorable experience in each state (which is why me running out of gas in the middle of Sandusky, Ohio counts in my book). Read More

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