Explore a city by going on a walking tour. You can learn a lot about the local history, and going at a slower pace allows you to take in more. There are endless tour options available, everything from historical to ghost tours. A little extra exercise is nice too.
#121 – learn to parallel park
Learn to parallel park your car. When you parallel park, make sure you aren’t too far from the curb. Make sure you are parked legally. Make sure you don’t leave too much space between you and the cars in front or behind you (only need to leave about 12″). It is okay to gently tap the bumpers of the cars in front or behind you, just don’t smash into them or do any damage. Practice makes perfect. You should be proud when you master this skill!
#117 – use coupons
You don’t have to go crazy, but spending a few minutes searching for an online coupon code, using an offer received in the mail, or asking a sales clerk or checkout person if there are any discounts you are eligible for, could save you some money. If it takes too long to find an active code, or the process to get the discount is onerous, it may not be worth the aggravation, but a few seconds to save real dollars? Definitely worth it!
#112 – visit the smithsonian
The Smithsonian museums are actually many museums in Washington DC. If you have the opportunity, you should spend some time exploring their collections. They are free to visit and offer a wide range of artifacts to view.
#110 – don’t speed
What’s the rush? Speeding increases your risk for an accident. Speeding puts you at risk of being pulled over and issued a ticket. Both of those will cost you time and money. Be smart and don’t speed.
#107 – go on a road trip
Go places you’ve never been. Stop at curiosities. Camp along the way. Talk to strangers in diners. Ask locals where to go. Open your eyes to new experiences!
#103 – take a helicopter tour
If you ever get a chance to take a helicopter tour: do it! Flying and hovering above a city or landscape in a helicopter is exciting and the views you will witness will be unbelievable. Every trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss!
#94 – thank your servers
When you eat at a restaurant, thank the waitstaff. Repeatedly. Thank them when they take your order. When they bring you your water or napkins. When they bring you your food or drinks. When they ask if you need a refill or anything else. Saying “thank you” is common courtesy.
#92 – don’t tailgate
Tailgating wastes gas, because you are constantly having to hit the brakes, and then step on the gas pedal to get moving again. If you back off a bit, you will need to brake less, and can coast more.
Tailgating also puts you at higher risk of rear-ending another car, and if that happens, your car insurance could skyrocket. Just don’t do it. Don’t tailgate.
#91 – do something unexpected
Are you a city kid? Go for a hike in the woods. More comfortable in the country? Visit a nightclub in a city. Quiet introvert? Try standup. Life of the party? Learn to embroider. Exposing yourself to new and unexpected experiences will enrich your life, and you may discover a new passion.