3 nights and 1200 miles later – Road trip from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA

Two weeks ago, I started my road trip from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA. It was my first very long road trip in the US. At first, I was just going to punch-in my destination into my GPS and drive along whatever route it suggests. However, after talking to friends who already took a similar road trip, they advised me to research taking the scenic route instead of the plain and dull I-5 highway. I became intrigued about the scenic route and my research indicated that it would be a longer but much more enjoyable trip.

What follows is my short story where I share my adventure and some tips I learned along the way. Since this is my first road trip from Seattle to San Diego along the Pacific coast and with little to no experience driving along the coast, I am hoping that this article proves to be useful for others who also are looking to embark on a similar experience. Continue reading

Beware of Vehicle protection center

Hello,

Two weeks ago, I received a phone call while having lunch:

  • Phone operator: “Hello, is this Mr. NAME…”
  • Me: “Yes”
  • “I am calling because your car warranty is about to expire, are you the owner of Honda Civic 2012?”

I was a bit surprised when this guy called me. I had an immediate sense of a scam taking place. I kept silent and listenened furthermore.

The phone operator sounded like in his twenties and he sounded an amateur. He was surprised by my silence. I could sense hesitation in his voice. Continue reading