I took a solo trip to San Francisco in March 2015. It was a week-long adventure. Beforehand, I scoured Pinterest, found and followed Instagram accounts, and created a detailed Google Map (see above). The result was a smattering of tourist traps, ice cream shops, and free admission events color-coordinated by where they fell on the peninsula. I woke up about 6am each day that week and picked a colored path–hit some landmarks, found more, made far-flung friends, and loved every pasta bowl and blistering step of well-planned-spontaneity.