Round-the-clock daylight rocks
If you’re going in winter, you can skip this section -- you’ll be in twilight or darkness most of the time, so you’d better save your battery for your torch app. During the summer, however, you will literally never be in the dark, and may well find yourself at an outdoor bar in broad daylight, look at your watch, and realize it’s 11:30pm. OK, so it’s an insomniac’s nightmare (if they can have them), but it does allow you to make the most of your trip.
Just think, you can sleep in, have breakfast at noon, then maybe think about starting your day around 2pm. It’s like college all over again. Because the sun stays up for so long, starting a road trip to the Ring of Fire at 4pm is perfectly reasonable, and you’ll get to the sights just as the tour buses are leaving. Jet lag? What jet lag? Operate on a later schedule, and you’ll never have adjust for the time difference (four hours from the East Coast). And -- bonus -- you can blow up your friends’ Instagram feeds while they’re still awake.