How to Drive to Any Destination
2. Ask for help
There are two ways to do this: call someone you know who has been there, or stop at a gas station (preferably nearby) and ask for directions.
Sometimes you can find a map. It may be a good one, but if it sucks, make extra time for detours, dead ends, huge potholes, and maybe a couple of flat tires. Oh, and make scheduled stops for gas!
4. Be Flexible
Remember those detours I talked about earlier? What about that crappy map? Sometimes you might have to go a different route in order to get there. You might even feel lost! There are many roads that lead to the same place. Trust that you are going in the right direction and look for signs, and landmarks to show you where you are.
5. Avoid Distractions, Detractors, and Accidents
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t go! It’s your car, not theirs! Also, stopping at every tourist attraction on the way will increase the time it takes to get there. I know those billboard advertisements are awesome!! But, keep in mind that you are trying to get somewhere! Know that you are going to get there. Practice safety and believe in your ability to prevent accidents. Watch the other drivers closely, their carelessness might keep you from getting to your destination. Nobody likes car accidents.
6. Exercise Discipline
Don’t drink and drive! It will blur your vision. If you get tired, stop for a break, and when you regain your strength get back onto the road. And if Vegas is not on the agenda, just don’t go!
Measure and look at your progress over time. Are you making good time? Pat yourself on the back. Have you gone astray? Look for ways to get back on route, and then repeat items 1-6.
Eventually (in a longer time frame than what you expect), you will get there. And when you do, party like you did in 1999 (with the friends you meet at the destination)! If you didn’t do a good job of partying back then, let them show you how it’s done!