An avid lifelong traveler and road trip warrior, when the pandemic shut down international borders, my small family (my partner and two pets) left our Brooklyn life behind for the opportunity to criss-cross the US via some circuitous routes, landing in some remote locations to work remotely for periods of 4 to 8 weeks across the Upper Midwest, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Montana, and then some. Based in North Texas for a brief period, we continued to hit the road exploring the greater state of Texas; as well as road tripping to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast; as well as driving from North Texas to Louisville, Kentucky via Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. During my nearly 15 years of living in New York City, I had plenty of time to plan road trip adventures all throughout New England as well as make the drive between New York and Michigan on several occasions, and south to Maryland and the Greater Washington, D.C., region. Most recently, we road-tripped from New Orleans to Minnesota, more or less following the mighty Mississippi River north through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and to its origin in Northern Minnesota, where we presently live on a part-time basis. We anticipate we've driven some 45k miles on road trips across the US, specifically in the past three years alone.