Posts tagged "roadtrip"

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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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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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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Meet the Code Trip Team!

Computer science is at the heart of breakthroughs in business, medicine, creativity, and community building, but it’s a field that far too few young people have exposure to. Given that computer science is one of the most in-demand and highly paid skillsets in today’s job market, it’s crucial that access is more inclusive and equitable. That’s why Roadtrip Nation and Microsoft are teaming up to send 3 young people who...

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Introducing the Opportunity Youth Roadtrip Team!

This summer, we’ve teamed up with the Schultz Family Foundation and Get Schooled to send three out-of-school and out-of-work youth on a cross-country road trip to discover what the world has to offer. The team will be interviewing inspiring individuals who have also struggled with adversity and overcome it to build lives and careers doing what they love. Meet the Opportunity Youth Roadtrip team: Summer has been looking for a...

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The Top 5 Spots To Go Stargazing In The U.S.

If the last time you glanced up at the night sky, you were met by the glow of billboard ads for insurance, it’s time to get away and re-commune with nature! Stargazing is a quintessential road trip activity, and it’s a great reminder that our mortal troubles are pretty petty in the context of the infinite universe. What can we say...there’s something about being out of cell service range that...

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Roadie Blog: Updates from the Road

Hello World!   This is Roadie Jenny (or J-Dog as my fellow Roadies call me). I'll be keeping you in the loop from the road for the 2014 Roadie Fall Tour! We're ecstatic to embark on this journey and can't wait to bring you along with us. But first...   Let us take a selfie!   Monday night we head out (not too far from home) to sunny San Diego,...

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Meet the Roadies!

Hooray for fall! We love this season… Pumpkin Spice lattes are back AND it’s time for our Fall Tour! We’re sending our student reps (or as we like to call them, “Roadies”) on a high school tour that will spread the Roadtrip Nation message to students far and wide. The Roadies will be conducting events and talking to students to get them excited about their futures and the opportunities that...

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12 Things to Avoid on Your Next Road Trip

Bean burritos. If you can’t subsist without this staple food, just know that your vehicle is about to get vividly scented and you will likely curse the first cultivators of beans who grew them at the Himalayan foothills in 7000 BCE. But these inventive agriculturists do not deserve your scorn! Just say no. Car stench. Avoid this by purchasing Febreeze and applying it generously. Eventually you’re going to cave and...

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First-Gen Roadtrip: Final Thoughts

The First-Gen Roadtrip has officially come to a close and Jasmine, Jenny, Johnathan, and Felipe have all gone their separate ways. A collaboration between Roadtrip Nation and The College Board allowed these four first-generation college students the opportunity to travel the country and interview pioneering leaders who were also the first in their families to go to college. After all was said and done, the road-trippers spent 35 days on...

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