Road Trip Survival Guide – Electrical Power

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Technical, Technically I don’t want this Survival Guide to be overly-technical. My purpose is to broaden your mind by giving you ideas you might not have thought of. Not to micromanage your trip or to give a lecture on electrical Read More …

Public Service Announcement

It has come to my attention that since I’ve mentioned committing crimes in recent Road Trip Survival Guide posts (namely trespassing, minor theft, and aiding and abetting escaped convicts) – that I should probably make it clear that I am not giving you permission to commit crimes. So let me put on my best Jim Jefferies face and do this… Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Managing Water

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The Molecule We Take for Granted Save for the air we breathe, there is no substance more critical to our survival than water. For those of us in the developed world, water reliably pours out of our faucets – on Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Eating and Storing Food

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Finding the Economical Choice If you have decided to forego hotels in favor of cheaper accommodations, then you’ve also decided to forego room service. And that’s a good thing, because any long-term journey that relies on room service is going Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Picking Up Hitchhikers

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Fear of Hitchhikers Like most nomadic practices, hitchhiking is one of many great American traditions that has grown less popular (and even outlawed to an extent) – mostly the result of fear and paranoia. This is unfortunate, because hitchhiking is Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Finding Shelter & Sleep

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Costly Lodging For most Americans, travelling away from home means spending a night in a hotel. But if you plan on being on the road for a long period of time, hotel stays are prohibitively expensive. The average daily rate for Read More …

The “Forgotten States” Road Trip

Despite my trepidation, I have more or less resolved to move out west in 2018. I’m even in the process of discussing ways for me to get out of my lease early with the landlord. It will not be easy leaving my friends behind. But if I remain here, I will only remain bitter. Better off getting a fresh start Read More …

The Ottawa Trip

I’ve just returned from a weekend road trip to Ottawa. Apart from a few minor in-state excursions, this was my final trip before the North American Tour. This was also the only trip I’m taking in 2017 that lies to the east of Green Bay. My reasons for visiting Ottawa were fairly whimsical. I had passed Ottawa last fall during my Read More …

The Winona Trip and Personal Struggles

In recent weeks, I’ve made two major payments on my final student loan. I’m poised to make the last big payment to get the balance down to zero in just a few days. I’ve made steady progress on all of the logistical work I have to do to sell my home and prepare for this trip. Despite this progress, the last six Read More …