The last time a road trip defined a generation, the year was 1957 and Kerouac had just unleashed On the Road to the world. Since then, his story has dominated the narrative of a free-spirited America. Until now.
A new generation is ready to claim the roadways. One built not just on breaking out of the monotony and challenging the status quo, but instead built on the pillar of purpose. A generation with that same ecstatic lust for travel and adventure, but with a deeper goal of never-ending education and learning.
Kerouac did it in literature. We’re doing it with the gap year, a concept that when done right, sets in motion a lifetime of curiosity, competence, care and courage.
It’s time for this generation to blaze its own path, zigging and zagging over 6,000 miles of American terrain to tell a new story. One that breaks down the conventions of the way it’s been done, transcending boundaries and ultimately leaving a tribe of connected, global citizens energized in its wake.
The mission departs from Portland, Oregon on March 14, 2016.