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Episode #60: How to Road Trip America with John Simos
Your Host: Jess
[0:50] Introduction to Jon Simos
[2:25] There’s a right way and a wrong way to travel
[3:30] Jess: What are your top tips for a successful trip?
[4:00] The wrong way: being too destination-focused
[4:45] The right way: stopping frequently and enjoying the present moments
[5:50] Never drive at night, never drive more than 500 miles (or 8 hours) in one day
[6:25] Stop every 2 hours to stretch and switch drivers
[7:05] Benefits of stretching frequently
[8:30] Simplifying the planning process
[9:00] Is the trip destination-based or experience-based?
[11:00] Packing tips
[12:50] Jess: How can I find the best places to go?
[14:20] What do you want to experience and how much time do you have?
[15:45] Cumberland Island
[16:30] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats
[17:40] Jess: Where are your favorite destinations?
[22:05] Traveling strengthens relationships and boosts mental wellness
[22:30] Jess: Do you talk about a budget in your book?
[23:50] Bring water and healthy snacks
[26:30] Jess: What’s something you wish you would have known about traveling sooner?
[27:35] Road trips don’t have to be intimidating or expensive
[29:05] AD: Coleman Farms
[30:08] Jess: Did you ever drive up the 101 when you lived in California?
34:45] How to find Jon (and his book!)
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