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After years of never traveling anywhere because of various limitations (time, money, family, etc), I’m finally able to break away and see the US!

My goal is to see every state by the end of 2016 by traveling to one state per month from March-November of each year. I’ve completed two full years and have learned a lot about eating vegan on the go, making sure my equipment and car are in working order, finding cheap (yet clean and comfortable) hotels, and what my limits are.

The types of things I seek out on these trips:

  • Abandoned places and urban decay
  • Defunct amusement parks
  • Serene and untouched natural places
  • Unusual places off the beaten path
  • Vegan food
  • Architectural wonders such as huge bridges and ornate buildings

The ground rules for my trips:

  • I never spend more than one night in any section of the state
  • I drive to and from the state in my 2006 Honda Civic (unless it’s impossible, but so far this has worked)
  • I try not to leave the state I’m visiting while I’m en route to other points within the state
  • I have a corresponding “bucket list” and I cross off one item per trip.

I hope you enjoy the blog, and I look forward to hearing your comments!


  1. Rob Moses says:

    Hope you make it to all of em 🙂

    • lindygrasser says:

      Last year was a bit tough because I started a new job, chaired a fundraising committee for several months, and ran my first half marathon! This year I’m hoping to stay on track, and my next trip is scheduled for late March. I’m really itching to get on the road!

      • Rob Moses says:

        Do it up! Congrats on the new job and run! Let me know when you make it to Montana, I am curious to check that place out because it’s so close to me now. I have never been there, but will probably head out there this spring 🙂

  2. Hi Lindy. Reading your ‘about’ page is already like reading a novel. I am following you now to keep me updated with your adventure. Have fun :-)…

  3. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photos! I appreciate it very much. Your blog is wonderful – I look forward to following your adventures! 😀

    • lindygrasser says:

      Thank you Jackie! I really enjoy your blog and have been looking forward to your posts as well! When I started this blog, I had no idea I’d connect with such wonderful people.

  4. Word Wabbit says:

    Hi Lindy,
    What a cool idea! Be sure to drop by Enchanted Rock in Texas. Thanks for visiting my blog. Best wishes.

  5. Lizzy says:

    Hiya, I really liked your blog so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Hope you don’t mind! The post is here:


  6. lensaddiction says:

    Hey Lindy – we met in the Community Pool discussion recently and I mentioned I was going to do a post inspired by you and your photography journey, don’t know if you saw it, but its here


    Hope you dont mind that I linked to your blog, it got Freshly Pressed today so you might have seen lots of traffic from the link 🙂 I think what you are doing is really brave and interesting and I hope you have lots of fun and experiences with your camera and your journeys, and look forward to seeing more photos 🙂

    • lindygrasser says:

      Congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed!!! That’s so exciting!
      Yes, I remember meeting you, and I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I just saw the post yesterday afternoon. Very helpful, and I’m glad I inspired you! Thank you for linking to my blog; it’s always nice to get new visitors.
      One of these days I will either get a refund for the composition class I signed up for, or they will actually have it… !

  7. Sherri Stone says:

    I have been looking at your photos and I’m in awe of many. I’m impressed that you work, train and still manage to take a photo a day.

    • lindygrasser says:

      Thank you so much Sherri! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog. I’ll be posting some more pictures soon. I met this guy who goes on awesome explorations, and he’s been kind enough to let me tag along. But now I have so many pictures I’ve taken recently that I can’t even get through looking at them with everything else that’s going on!

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