Let’s talk about stress.

Did every student’s blood pressure just spike? Did teachers’ heartbeats quicken? (We would say, “SAME,” but we’re preeeetty sure our fight-or-flight responses kicked in during April of 2020 and never turned off…)

The start of the school year usually triggers stress in teachers and students alike. But this year, the…


Teacher Ron Clark connects with other teachers over Zoom.
Teacher Ron Clark connects with other teachers over Zoom.

Two years ago, we had a problem we wanted to tackle: Teachers everywhere were feeling undervalued and burnt out, and some of the best educators were leaving the profession at alarming rates.

Here at Roadtrip Nation, we work closely with teachers to help their students explore career possibilities—and we’ve seen…


We all know that change is inevitable.

We’ve been warned about it a million times, in cliches, fables, stories about someone moving our cheese…

But that doesn’t always mean we’re ready to face those changes.

So let’s talk about how we can get better about expecting change, adapting to change, and ultimately making peace with change —…


Lately, our mornings have started off with a prolonged lie-around in bed and a daily game of mental tug-of-war:

What am I supposed to be doing right now…?

Seriously, it feels like everyone’s telling me to do something different.

Am I supposed to be working? Staying home? …


Hey Class of 2020!

Lately, self-care feels more important than ever. For all you upcoming grads, we hope you’re getting enough time to treat yourselves—and we hope your version of self-care is looking a lot like self-celebration! …


“Everyone fails.”

“Don’t be afraid to fail!”

“Get to failing!!!”

Okay, so let’s say after hearing your mentors repeat these phrases until their faces turned blue, you finally listened: You took a chance, you went after one of your goals…and you failed. Now you’re at the bottom of the hole…


Everyone wishes they could go back in time and give their past selves some advice from time to time. “Don’t send that text. Just go for it and move to New York City already! …


Ramona in Cancun, Mexico // Photo by Brad A. Johnson

From here, 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 acted…


Chef Roy Choi has been perfecting the art of the mashup his whole life.

Born in South Korea and raised all over Southern California (moving 12 times during his childhood), Roy experienced all that Los Angeles’s neighborhoods had to offer. That blending of cuisine, culture, and place fueled his signature…


Eight to nine months out of the year, we’re mostly just daydreaming about summer. Sure, we get our work done! But from time to time, we slip off to some magically warm place where meetings and classes and to-do lists don’t exist.

Still, June inevitably rolls arounds more quickly than…

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