A Note to International Readers
This blog is heavy on advice that works in America. This isn't because I am an egocentric American that doesn't realize that not everyone is from Los Angeles. It's just because I only write about what I know, and I haven't been most other places. If I talk about a solution like the Automobile Association of America (AAA) and you have some alternative for another part of the world, please, I implore you to share it.
That's what comments are for.