Over the Valentines Day/Presidents Day Weekend, I am planning a trip with my girlfriend to drive from LA to Monterey via the PCH, and then spend some time in San Fran before returning back via the PCH again (tentative plans). I am still quite the tourist but I at least wanted to get a sweet ride that was not a typical rental Camaro or Mustang. Since my budget is limited, I have turned to Turo (formerly known as Relay Rides) to find something cool. After much searching, I have reserved a 2012 Mini Cooper S (hardtop).

And guess what? IT’S A MANUAL! I will certainly find time for some canyon carving outside of HWY 1 as well.