Outside of San Francisco, the team arrives at the Jelly Belly factory to meet with Elise Benstein, a food scientist who develops new Jelly Belly flavors. Elise encourages the Roadtrippers to be open to unplanned opportunity; after all, she never would have thought her job would consist of making Root Beer-flavored candy, but she loves it. From California, the crew winds east to Arizona, where they meet with Deon Clark, a nuclear engineer. Deon joined the navy as a teenager to escape the drugs and... [see more] violence of his neighborhood, and stresses the importance of rejecting peer pressure. Moving onto New Mexico, the team meets two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek, whose non-linear life experiences teach the Roadtrippers to embrace serendipity.
This documentary series is literally and figuratively driven by twenty-somethings. Soon-to-be college graduates (from the U.S. , Canada and the U.K.) criss-cross the country in three mechanically unsound RVs interviewing people from all walks of life to get their stories - how they got to where they are - to see how these stories might provide some insight and guidance as the students try to define their own roads in life.