Miles of Memories: One Woman’s Journey to all 50 States is a book about setting goals and having adventures while meeting them.

Growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota, “going on a trip” in Lori Spangler’s childhood meant traveling twenty miles to visit her grandparents. As she grew older and ventured out of the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Lori discovered her love of travel.

From Hawaii to Maine, Lori has crossed the border of every state. Her debut book Miles of Memories: One Woman’s Journey to All 50 States not only takes readers on a unique road trip, it validates that anyone can do anything they set their mind to.

Written in chronological order, following her travels from state to state, Lori includes fun tidbits she learned on her journey to join the All Fifty States Club. Each chapter ends with “Lori’s Learning,” where she includes words of wisdom she gleaned from her travels.

Having set her own personal goal and succeeded, Lori has advice for others looking to add traveling to all 50 states to their bucket list: Do it! Lori encourages readers to have fun and enjoy everything they experience – flat tires and smelly fish included.