When you travel by plane, you mainly see the big cities near airports. Road trips have more room for spontaneity, but there’s still a certain amount of pre-planning that goes into which stops you do and don’t get to see. The harsh reality of living in the van down by the river is that in the end, it’s a solitary journey. You’ll cross ways with friends old and new, no matter where you go. But there always winds up being long drives on your own or down days when your friends are at work.