Something that is overlooked by a lot of travelers who plan to spend some time on the road is an address book. I know it’s the information age and you have a laptop and phone… but, those can be stolen, broken, or simply a dead battery. Before you hit-the-road take some time to write down everyone’s information, including their email addresses. Ask your friends and family if they have friends/ family around the U.S. that would consider allowing you to sleep on a couch, with their recommendation. So not only get your family and friends information but their family and friends as well. Even if it’s a backyard to camp in with a water hose shower and hopefully some leftovers for dinner. Make as many friends along the journey as you can. Offer to cut their grass and do some little chores to say, Thanks!