I thought I would share my experience today for any other low time pilots or students that might have communication questions performing a scenic flight away from their local area. Also, I am fully open to suggestions from more experienced pilots on ways to make my comms with ATC more concise. So I wanted to fly from Western Mass to the RI coast and just do a scenic flight along the shoreline. I knew this involved changing ATC facilities 3 times, once at my Class D, the BDL TRACON, and the PVD TRACON. When I left my Class D (KBAF) I requested FF to an airport near my scenic route, Westerly RI (KWST). I assumed it would be tough to have all my scenic route info passed along the way. Me: "(taxi info), Request VFR Flight Following, Destination Westerly, WST, type C172, Altitude 5,500" Got the squawk code, and was transfered to BDL Departure after takeoff. I checked in with BDL, and was transfered to one other BDL sector before being handed off to PVD Approach. Here was were I changed things up on Check-in. Me: "Providence Approach, Skyhawk 123, 5,500 with request" PVD: "N123, Altimeter 30.17, Radar contact, say request" Me: "Skyhawk 123 would like to continue as a Scenic flight, overflying Westerly, then East along the coast to Point Judith before returning to Westfield" PVD: "Roger" I was pretty relieved at the "Roger". Scenic flight following never came up in training, as we really only focused on XCs and maneuvering. I continued, and was handed to another sector, which I wasn't anticipating. I checked in with the new controller, but didn't say anything about the scenic flight. After a few mins, I started to wonder if the new controller knew what I was doing, so I keyed up and asked. Me: "Providence Approach, skyhawk 123, Do you have our scenic flight intentions?" PVD: "Overfly Westerly, fly along sea coast to Point Judith, is that correct?" Me: "Affirmative" So from there my nerves were completely cooled, and my passenger and I enjoyed some beautiful views along the ocean, and I enjoyed my first scenic flight as a private pilot. After reaching my turn point, I called PVD to update my flight following: Me: "Providence Approach, Skyhawk 123, Request" PVD: "N123 say request" Me: "Could you ammend our flight following, destination Westfield, that's BAF, altitude 4,500" PVD: "N123 Roger, maintain VFR and (something I forgot about following own navigation)" The rest of the flight was normal comms for a XC all the way home. Pretty busy on frequency this morning, but made it back no issues and even had a great landing despite the gusty conditions. So I do have some questions if anyone knows and wants to answer: The second PVD controller had the scenic flight info. How early could I have told them this and it gotten passed to the sector that needed it? Seems like too much detail for the Delta controller, as I used VFR waypoints that they would not be familiar with. ----- side note ----- Radio communications did not come easy to me. When I first learned how much radio work was involved with aviation, I almost chickened out. I found that "Say Again, Please" book by Bob Gardner and read it twice before my first real lesson, and another couple times in training just to capture all the jargon. I was a little nervous going into this flight as I wanted to instill faith in my passenger (my father-in-law) that I did know what I was doing. He said he felt comfortable the whole time and had fun. It was really fun though to step a little out of my comfort zone and do something new. Anyway, I hope this write-up (and any associated discussion) helps someone else like myself someday, and appreciate if anyone has any other insight I might be missing. I know I was probably overthinking it, but maybe I'm not alone.