Ever wonder which states are the most/least sinful?
But the folks over at the personal-finance Web site WalletHub did. They ranked the 50 states on 47 factors ranging from crime to obesity.
And the most virtuous among us is Wyoming. The Cowboy State scored especially well in the greed category, which measured things like casinos per capita and charitable donations as share of income.
It’s also a gorgeous state where I enjoyed some time during my most recent cross-country road trip. It boasts spectacular scenery, pioneer history, and two National Parks — Grand Teton and (some of) Yellowstone.
Wyoming’s equally beautiful western neighbors also scored well on some measures.
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On the other side of the country, relatively tiny New England also made a big showing.
Now, as someone whose natural habitats include spas and casinos, I’m not sold on the idea that every factor measured by the study reflects a vice. So maybe this list can be a useful guide for where to find your favorite indulgences.
For two decades, I worked at political jobs. Then my parents got sick, and I went home to help care for them, and they died, fourteen weeks apart, in their late 60s. And I decided that life is too dear, and too uncertain, to fritter away in political offices. I fought back the sorrow with travel, and started this blog. I believe that passions are more fun when you share them with others, and my hope is to share my passions for travel and culture with you. Welcome! Read more …