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Our Ultimate Commencement Speech

Graduation: there are so many things about that big event that you should be excited for, like celebrating with all of your friends, or basking in the relief of being done with the gargantuan task you’ve undertaken for the past however-many years. But there’s one part of graduation day that, admittedly, can get a bit overrated: the commencement speech. FYI: we’re huge fans of storytelling, and we’d never write off...

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“I Know What I Want…Now What Do I Do?”

So: you’ve identified what you want to do, and found a career path that you think will stimulate your curiosity, align with your beliefs, and combine your interests — good for you! That sounds sarcastic, but we’re being so serious right now: if you’ve figured out what you like, and matched up those interests to a job that’s actually going to let you indulge them regularly, then you’re already miles ahead of...

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13 Truly Spooky Stories (for Grown-ups!)

Once you become an adult, most of the traditionally “scary” Halloween figures lose a lot of their clout: “monster” is a word we casually throw around to describe coworkers who don’t take out the trash when it’s full, ghosts are just jerks who never text you back (even after what you thought was a really nice date!), and “boo” is an adorable thing that Aziz Ansari says. What’s really scary are some...

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Moments from the Road, by the Roadtrip Nation Crew

Today we're rolling out another webisode special from Beyond the Dream, our upcoming documentary about three young adult immigrants—who have only temporary protection from deportation—as they navigate the uncertainty of their twenties…and of their legal status. The newest mini-episode is about a very important—and very messy—part of the Dream Team's daily life on the road: dumping the RV's sewage tanks. To show solidarity, we asked the crew here at Roadtrip Nation to share some of their greatest, weirdest, or...

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How to Make the Most of Your Terrible Job

We’ve alllllllll worked terrible, horrible no good, very bad jobs. While it’s fun to talk to trash on those jobs while we’re still working them, oftentimes, once we leave a bad job, we just want to cut all strings, pretend it never happened, wipe it from our memory Men in Black style, etc. But while your job might’ve felt like a waste of time, simply writing it off as “that...

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Q&A: Restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson gives us the recipe for success

If we’re being honest, it seems like Brad A. Johnson is living our dream life: he’s a food critic and photographer who gets paid to travel and dine out, he’s won a prestigious James Beard Award—one of the culinary world’s highest honors—and, perhaps most enviously, he recently participated as one half of a two-person team that tackled the arduous task of reviewing every single restaurant in Disneyland. But while the...

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How to Introduce Adventure Into Your Everyday Life

No matter how fulfilling, engaging, exciting or innovative your job may be, chances are that you’ve had a period in your working life where you’ve fallen into a rut and found yourself doing the same things over and over, day after day. Line up 31 of those boring days in a row, throw in an unreasonable, borderline absurd amount of cloudy, rainy dreariness, and you’ve got the month of March....

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10 Fall Fixes to Up Your Social Media Game

Ahh, November—the leaves are changing, the weather’s getting colder, the Starbucks #redcup Instagram posts are out in full force. People are making some big lifestyle changes ahead of the holidays, and not just in terms of switching from pumpkin to peppermint. By now, you’ve probably read 1,000 articles about Essena O’Neill, the Instagram model who recently “quit” social media and put all of its icky fakeness on blast. Whether you...

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It’s Time For Throwback Thursday

As a way to celebrate how far Roadtrip has come, we thought it would be fun to start celebrating Throwback Thursday, Roadtrip style. Each week, we’ll be digging up pictures and videos from our past seasons of Roadtrip Nation--starting with the original Roadtrip!--to get you all excited about the application process for our upcoming Summer Roadtrip. OK, yes, this blog also doubles as a plug for our Summer Roadtrip applications,...

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Weekly Playlist: Transitions

This week our video mixtape is all about transition. It’s a world often associated with change, uncertainty, and risk. Are these words making your pulse beat a little faster? Perhaps your palms are getting a little sweaty? I feel ya. Transitions can be tough! I’m a firm believer, however, that transitions and change can be vital to our process of finding our own roads in life. It’s necessary for us...

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