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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.