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The Packed Bag travel writer discusses the 50/50 challenge on News 2 Today

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Courtesy: Linda Bentley, thepackedbag.com Courtesy: Linda Bentley, thepackedbag.com

"Every journey starts with a packed bag," reads the travel writing blog of Linda Bentley.

On News 2 Today Sunday, Bentley said approximately 90% of tourists coming to the United States only visit four states: New York, Florida, California and Hawaii. She's making it her mission to visit all 50 in 50 weeks.

She ventured to South Carolina, 12 states into the journey, after making it across the lower part of the country, she told News 2. After her visit to Charleston she said she'll travel to Myrtle Beach and then to the next state North Carolina.

Her book is expected to be released after the 50/50 challenge ends at the end of 2013.

To follow her progress throughout the country and check for updates on the book, go to thepackedbag.com.

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