More road trip essentials, with 36-40 must-do stops along the highway. In no particular order...
Take a pilgrimage to the death-site of a beloved actor, politician, or family member. Connect with her or his mortality - and your own.
Go to a biker bar. Order a PBR and strike up a conversation. Most bikers are actually pretty cool.
Cross a long distance only on farm roads. Avoid even the two-lanes. Get so lost that even GPS can't save you.
Tour a local history museum of a town too small to have a Starbucks. Stay at least two hours; talk to the curators.
Listen only to AM radio stations for a day.