1. “I flew over Ohio once.”
Let’s get this out of the way: if you’re the type of person who calls certain states “flyover states,” you’re a boring person. Sure, there are places with beaches and mountains, and those places are all really cool, but everyone who does not suck knows that a great city or state is built on its people and not its scenery. Have you been to London or Paris? You don’t go there for the natural scenery. They’re both in relatively boring areas. But the cities are awesome because the people there built something cool.
Put out some effort. Find the cool spots in every place you’re visiting. I swear they’re there — especially in Ohio. As the great ’90s bard Harvey Danger said, “If you’re bored then you’re boring.”