Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can’t put into a spreadsheet. – NJ

Mr. Jain is absolutely correct. I expect many changes and adaptations to occur during my road trip. In fact I’m looking forward to them! If the trip goes exactly as I’ve planned I imagine it’ll get a bit dull. I’m looking forward to the destinations I’ve chosen, but I sort of know what to expect from them. I’ve seen pictures of the museums, read menus of the restaurants, and checked out reviews of attractions. It’s the changes and people I meet that will really make this an adventure. That being said, I have been using a spreadsheet from the start as a skeleton for the trip. Continue reading “Trust your gut instinct over spreadsheets. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can’t put into a spreadsheet. – NJ”

If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny. – SW

Any tourist trap worth its salt should have a penny smasher! The penny is such an underrated coin in this regard. My favorite souvenirs while traveling are flattened pennies and I’ve recently learned I’m not the only one. I had never thought to Google penny rolling machines before but I’m glad I finally have. I’ve found a plethora of information about them and multiple companies that manufacture the machines. I kind of want to own one. Badly. This post is going to be lame and dorky…

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