Your Roadmap for the Rest of Summer

An intro to the Roadmap

Kevin Wallis, the lead forecaster at Surfline, combined his interests and found a career that makes him feel like he’s on summer vacation all year round.

Introducing: the *summer* Roadmap

  • Giving back to the community + wanting to pet all the dogs in sight + desperately trying to stay cool = Volunteering as a dogwasher at the local animal shelter
  • Being creative + engineering + food = Inventing a new gadget that protects your arms from onslaughts of melting ice cream
  • Trying something new + travel + kitsch = Taking a mini-road trip to a neighboring town and visiting their biggest tourist attraction
  • Learning and challenging yourself + taking risks + that hammock that’s been gathering dust in your garage = Buying a book you normally wouldn’t have chosen & reading it in the sun
  • Socializing + sunsets + market lights = Hosting a movie night on the lawn
  • Being physically active + being on/near the ocean = Trying out stand-up paddleboarding
  • Resting + film + travel = Binge-watching “Roadtrip Nation” (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)

So I’m exploring potential career paths even when I’m…paddleboarding?

Roadtrip Nation leader Shad Eischen paddled his way to his dream career.

Roadtrip Nation is an organization dedicated to helping individuals find fulfillment by showing them how to turn the things they like into careers they’ll love. To learn more, go to

A version of this post can also be found on the Roadtrip Nation Blog.



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