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Long time readers of Points With a Crew might know that one of the goals on my travel bucket list is to visit all 3,143 counties in the United States.  I subscribe to the tenets of the Extra-Miler club, whose motto is

The shortest distance between 2 points is no fun!

After my recent trip to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore, here is my current progress to-date



The map is color coded by year of first visit, with reds the oldest and my most recent travels in different hues of blue.

Planning a county trip

A “county trip” is what I call a trip whose specific goal is basically to drive around an area, visiting as many new counties as possible.

I recently decided to join a friend in Minneapolis to use that as a home base to visit a chunk of the northern United States and southern Canada.  If all goes according to plan, we should visit 68 counties (including 4 Canadian counties because yes, even Canada has counties 😀 )



That will “complete” Wisconsin for me, which will be my 16th state where I have visited every county (including the District of Columbia).

Follow along

If you’re into this thing (and if you’re still reading at this point, you probably are!, you can follow along as we attempt to post from the road.  You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using hashtag #MNCountyTrip

Our approximate route is as follows


If you want to meet up with us while we’re on our route, you better find us at a gas station when we stop to refuel, because we’ve got a lot of ground to cover!!

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