Being a trooper on the road at the beginning of the week is its own reward: you'll enjoy yourself a heck of a lot more if you're adaptable and keep a sense of humor. Show someone else how to make the most of it for bonus karma points. Between wednesday and friday, however, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Let a maitre d' know that you'd like another table or be politely pushy with a ticket agent rather than suffering silently. This weekend, your resourcefulness is your best traveling companion. Guidebooks, fellow travelers and locals alike hold the keys to amazing experiences.