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Roadie Recap: Balancing the STEM Equation

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard all about our latest women in STEM-themed series, A Balanced Equation! But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, an awesome bunch of Roadtrip Nation roadies—Mimi, Jen, Kelsey, and Ellen—have been visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and STEM-focused organizations across the country, screening clips from the series for over 2,000 students and young adults. A Balanced Equation features tons of uplifting...

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Nine Killer Halloween-Inspired Careers!

When you’re a kid, you’re constantly being asked the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be??” As you become an adult, you get asked less and less. (And since it can be a stressful question, that’s usually a good thing!) That is, until Halloween rolls around—and suddenly what you want to be is once again the number one question on everyone’s mind! “Should I...

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Q&A: Professional Roadtripper Willie Witte on Why You Should Always Say ‘Yes’ to Pig Wrestling

There’s always an interesting tension we have to deal with during the month of August: a big part of us wants to get out there and live out the rest of our summer in the fabulously spontaneous [and Instagram-able] ways we’d dreamed about all winter!!!   But…realistically, the sweltering heat often makes us turn down fun experiences in favor of sitting directly in front of a large fan and not moving or...

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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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