By chance… might you have “Take a Road Trip through the US” on your Bucket List? By chance… might you like to do that for pretty much free? By chance… might you have an interest in places like San Francisco, Phoenix, and Las Vegas? By chance… might you want to check that off your bucket list, do all that for practically free, and visit those places with a crazy, sexy, cool chick you know who goes by the name of Lauren Rains? … hey wait… that’s me!

Well, guess what? YOU CAN!!! … and it doesn’t even rely on chance! It simply relies on YOU seizing the day by submitting a 30 – 60 second video to Fox-Rent-A-Car who is planning a 6 city, 16 day road trip throughout the west coast of the United States this June! Tell us why you deserve to go or come up with some other crazy way to convince us in your video!(no nudity please… we do not want to see your very large… toe). CLICK HERE TO ENTER.


Who: The lineup so far is myself and the wonderful Matt Kimberly of Get a Grip. However, as you know, there are 4 seats in your typical sedan, and the other 2 spots need to be filled! That spot could be yours! (Otherwise it might get awkward between Matt and I… ;-P)

What: In each location we’ll be doing some sort of crazy, sponsored adventure activity be it Hot Air Balloon Riding in the deserts of Arizona or Sky Diving over the mansions of Hollywood! We’ll also be hosting a MeetUp/TweetUp in each location for those of you nearby to come out and do the event with us as well as get together at a local coffee shop / restaurant / bar to have some fun, do some networking, etc.

Where: The West Coast of America: Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco.  We’ll be like Johnny Depp in Fear & Loathing (minus the mescaline of course), Flashdance show girls in Vegas, and then we’ll blast that terrible Katy Perry song California Dreams down the coast from San Fran to LA. It’ll be badass.

When: June 7th – 22nd beginning and ending in LA. (Just after World Domination Summit my friends… which I hopefully will be attending!!!!!)

Why: On our end – This is the opportunity of a lifetime! The stories that will be told come the end of this trip will be ones you’ll never forget and will be able to look back on forever. On Fox’s end – this is a brilliant way for a travel-industry company to not just get in touch with their customers, but to do something fun and connect with them in a bigger way!

How: Fox is hooking is up with a different car in each destination, hotels like the Luxor in Vegas, covering gas, and making this whole thing happen. All events will be sponsored and we’ll be writing about everything we’re doing on our blogs, taking ridiculous videos, and going only 5 miles per hour over the speed limit.

• For even more details you can listen to my interview on Blogcast FM with the always awesome Srini whose working to coordinate this trip with Fox!


Of course I can’t write a post on here without talking about some sort of life lesson. So, before you run off thinking this is too good to be true, think about this for a second…

A lot of what happens to us comes down to pure chance and luck. However, luck does not come from luck. It comes from YOU.

The only way people are lucky is if they create the conditions for good luck in their life.

Rather, it’s a person’s ability to acknowledge and seize an opportunity. It’s a person’s ability to recognize that a change is knocking on their door and this is their chance to take the leap to grab it. It’s a person’s ability to put their life into their own hands and truly LIVE it.

I was “lucky” enough to travel throughout China and South Easy Asia because I took a risk, did the legwork to get a job there, and put my money where my mouth was.  Right now I feel like the “luckiest” person in the world to be going on this trip, but I proved myself along the way that I deserved to go.

Matt Kimberly was “lucky” enough to get his self-help blog picked up by publishers to be turned into a book 2 weeks after launch because he put everything he had into it and knows how to sell.

Fox-Rent-A-Car was “lucky” enough to meet their brilliant Social Media coordinator Srini because they took action to go to a travel seminar that Srini was “lucky” enough to speak at because he’s given 110% effort into becoming an expert in the industry.

Life and Luck are about seizing opportunities. Luck has nothing to do with roadblocks, and everything to do with your ability to go up, below, or around them. It has everything to do with seeing an opening and then simply taking it.

NOW GO MAKE YOUR VIDEO AND COME ON THIS ROAD TRIP WITH ME! .. I need someone to get “lucky” with in Vegas! 😉


“Good Luck!”

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About Lauren Rains

Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives.

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