Last week, 10 teams set out from cities in the Eastern United States on the three-day Nissan Rogue Trip, a scavenger hunt-filled journey culminating in a finish line reception at Penn Station in New York City. Each team drove a fully equipped Nissan Rogue, the nation’s best-selling SUV this year, for their journey and competed to win prizes for the charity of their choice.

I was lucky enough to get the call from Nissan to be on one of the teams and asked my friend and fellow auto journalist Nicole…