I had a flexible travel plan. I knew I wanted to hit different regions. How that would come together or how many states would be possible was undetermined when I hit the road on Sept. 12. In the end, I traveled to 30 states in 32 days. I started in the South, then went to the Midwest and West, hitting Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, California, New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and 14 other states. I wrapped up by driving back East through cities in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, before heading home to New York City.