In New York City, the 36-foot RV wearily trundles through the city's narrow streets, and the team miraculously finds a parking spot for their hulking home in record time. Leaving behind their goliath transportation for a few hours, the road-trippers opt for a new method of travel: the subway. As they explore the city, Manhattan seems larger than life to Ed, whose small-town upbringing in England has never brought him face-to-face with a bustling American city. After taking in the sights, the road-trippers... [see more] meet Staceyann Chin, a spoken word artist and LGBT rights activist. Staceyann delves into her past and opens up about her rough upbringing, during which she was abandoned by her mother and sexually assaulted. Reflecting on the effects of traumatic life events, Staceyann notes that while these events will always remain a deep scar, they can also be harnessed for positivity—after all, her tumultuous childhood was the impetus that inspired her to move to NYC and discover the outlet of poetry. Closing out the conversation, she encourages the road-trippers to feed their spirits, to take risks, and generally take advantage of their youth. Inspired by Staceyann's urgings, the road-trippers decide to abandon their inhibitions, act on their impulses, and take a "jump" of their own. Driving to the coast, they plunge into the Atlantic and swim around in the pouring rain, truly soaking up the fleeting nature of the moment.
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.