This zine is about a two month long trip the author took from August to October, 2005. They traveled from their home in Portland, Oregon, to Connecticut, and back again. The author had just turned 30 at the start of the trip, and used the trip as a way to figure out their life. The title refers to the author viewing travel differently than most. Rather than dealing with airlines, hotels, package deals, and the typical touristy destinations, they wanted to get beneath the surface of the places they visited, and experience things on a more visceral level. They didn't want to be a tourist. They wanted to integrate themselves in the places they found themselves in.