We had been dreaming of #vanlife for over a decade.
As conversations about our family's values and needs heightened with the pandemic, it became clear that it was the perfect time to bring our vision to fruition. So, we packed up our home and office to take our gap year advocacy, research and mentoring on the road for the 2020-2021 academic year. Visiting students, schools and programs all over the U.S. was the perfect synergy of our personal and professional lives, and an unquestionable confirmation of the power of experiential learning.
The J2Rides Journey
If you would like to learn more about our adventures, look for our #vanlife and #j2rides posts on Facebook, Instagram, and our blog. If you are interested in spending part or all of your gap year in the U.S., or if you are looking for tips on van life or a roadtrip, please send us an email - we'd love to share what we have learned!
In advance of all meetings and site visits we sent our COVID-19 protocols to ensure that our hosts felt good about our arrival. Being respectful, transparent and communicative is essential as a traveler, no matter where you are.