Summer is road trip season, and Untapped contributor Rembert Browne is embarking on a pretty epic one across America. His planned three-month trip includes a visit to the National Toy Hall of Famepicking up hitchhikers in Vermont and livening up his travels with a self-created Great American Scavenger Hunt. His exploits will be guided by one simple philosophy: say yes. Nothing is off limits in Browne’s “Summer of Yes,” which has its roots in a no-holds-barred summer he spent with friends in 2008. 
The Summer of Yes will be a collaborative journey for Browne. Besides documenting his trip via Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Grantland, he is asking his readers to contribute to his cross-country experience, with local haunts and quirky sights and smells, both pleasant and unpleasant, that he should visit. “Know that if I find out that your mayor was smoking crack after I passed through your town, and there’s a video, I’m holding you personally responsible,” he wrote in his introductory Grantland post.
Browne will fill the time between people and places he’ll encounter with things — strange, hard to find things, that is. His Great American Scavenger Hunt list currently has 33 items, but is sure to grow and change as he makes his way from New York to the West Coast. He’s making it an interactive undertaking, asking for readers to e-mail him at [email protected] if they have an item, or know where he can find one. Check out the list below: (If he really wants to go all out, he may have to cross the ocean for number 22!)

  1. Tyler Perry’s business card
  2. Three FUBU “05” jerseys in three different colors
  3. A Jeep Grand Wagoneer for sale for less than $2,000 (I’ll then buy it)
  4. A key to a city
  5. A personalized date night dish recipe from Patti LaBelle
  6. A football signed by Papa John
  7. Jalen’s bat
  8. Tie-dye overalls
  9. A Steve Urkel string doll
  10. A jersey from every character in NBA Jam TE
  11. Authentic Rasheed Wallace Hawks jersey
  12. External bat hookup for Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
  13. 50 different magazines with Selena Gomez on the cover
  14. A Jodeci T-shirt
  15. Dave Chappelle
  16. A Roc-A-Fella Chain
  17. A Justin Timberlake–Jay-Z tour rider
  18. Every issue of Jet magazine from ’85 to ’94
  19. Luther Vandross bedazzled concert tee
  20. A 3-D printing of anything
  21. 15 Pieces of Atlanta ’96 Olympics gear
  22. A piece of American flagwear from Lee Greenwood’s closet
  23. A VHS tape containing an episode of MTV’s Rock N’ Jock
  24. Two Nike Challenge Court Andre Agassi tennis polos
  25. A signature of a woman named Phyllis on a picture of a different woman named Phyllis
  26. A Bear Stearns duffel bag
  27. An Enron T-shirt
  28. A pink Skip-It
  29. A sousaphone
  30. A document proving that the Illuminati are real
  31. A solar system mobile that includes Pluto
  32. An issue of Highlights magazine with completed puzzles
  33. A pair of stiletto Jordans