Now that the weather here is going to (hopefully) become more cooperative soon, the Coin Toss Trips will resume in March. So what is a Coin Toss Trip? I am a very spontaneous person, and it would be safe to assume that the spontaneity passes through to my travels, much to my parents’ dismay.
The Coin Toss Trip was started in October of 2015, while visiting a friend from high school. We were sitting outside of a lighthouse on Lake Huron. We flipped a coin; if it was heads, we would head north, and if it was tails, we go south. And that’s how it all started. I only had one rule: if we see anything interesting, we pull over the car right away and check it out!
Later, I realized I was getting a lot of positive feedback from the coin toss trips, so I thought I would be able to help others with them. I started charging for the trips, the money is then donated to different charities. So far, I have been able to donate an estimated $100 dollars to the Wounded Warrior Project and $20 dollars to Love INC. Another form of payment can come in the form of volunteering; if you volunteer more than 5 hours (with proof), your ride is free for a 5 hour trip!
The trips usually span between 4-8 hours, depending on direction, stops, and weather. When shopping while on the trip, we avoid corporations, and spend time (and money) in the local “mom-and-pop” shops. This allows the money to be distributed locally.
This year, I hope to continue the monthly tradition of the Coin Toss Trip along with beating out last year’s donations. If you are interested at all, please send me a message and we can discuss details.