SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER…

and we are finally done with school. The majority of American students spend their senior year of University applying and interviewing for jobs. Eager to get to the “real world” and start paying off their student debt, most students hope to have a job set up before they graduate. If not a job, then they are likely applying for either law school, med school, or grad school.

Very rarely do American students consider taking time off after school. They might be able to secure a start date towards the end of summer, but if they aren’t working come mid-August it usually means they haven’t been able to get a job. For us, it is going to be a different story. Not only do we not plan on having a job by mid-August, but we plan on taking an entire year off.

SO, WE’RE TAKING A YEAR OFF

Well, kind of. We have no plans to pursue any long-term careers in the near future. But that doesn’t mean we won’t pick up a part-time job or pursue freelance opportunities. Instead of moving to a new city for a job, we have decided to spend our time traveling the U.S.

By choosing to not tie ourselves down in one spot, we hope to make it to many new destinations. Along the way we want to try new things, learn new skills and meet new people! We figured if there was a time to travel it was now!

WHERE DO YOU PLAN ON GOING?

To start we hope to take a road trip to celebrate our graduation. We haven’t picked a date and are still working out the details, but our original thought was Philadelphia to Portland, Oregon. After that, we want to slow it down and spend our time between Boston, Chicago, New York, Ft. Lauderdale and Philadelphia. With friends and family spread across the U.S., who knows where we might end up going!

Whether we are searching for an Airbnb apartment or sifting through our contacts for a couch to crash on, we are always ready to take a trip. If you have a suggestion or know someone who rents an apartment feel free to let us know! We are always looking for recommendations and would appreciate your advice.