We stop through a lot of small towns without mention or taking photos on our way to planned destinations. Often times those small towns end up being our favorite places. For example, on our way to Santa Fe, NM we fell in love with Madrid, NM a little art town (see it here). Or in route to Mendocino, CA we ended up staying all day in Gualala, CA. I read the other day that over-planning kills magic, and I couldn't agree more.