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Roadtrip Nation to make stop at ASU Polytechnic

October 26, 2006

MESA, Ariz. — Roadtrip Nation (RTN) is making a stop at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with students and the general public as part of its national tour. RTN is a grassroots organization started by three college graduates who hit the road in 2001, looking for individuals who defined their own paths in life.  They traveled more than 17,000 miles during three months in the United States and interviewed 84 people on their first tour.  Interviews included Robert Mondavi, Paul Frank, Jim Koch, Larry King, Mark Burnett, Hugh Hefner, Mark Foster, Jerry Colangelo, David Jacobs, Jane Smiley, and many more.  Their work was turned into a PBS documentary series, the first of which just aired in September. They have written books as well.

While visiting the campus, RTN will provide students with a chance to apply for funds to take their own roadtrips. Students will have an opportunity to meet the founders of RTN and be inspired with a sense of unlimited possibilities to create their own careers based on passion, hard work, creativity and purpose. 

Brian McAllister, one of the RTN founders, will bring their famous green RV (the interior is signed by all those interviewed) and park it south of the Student Union. The visit is more informal with information available to students and general public and a chance to visit with the RTN crew.

For more information about RTN, visit For information about the visit, call Emma Watson with ASU’s Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at (480) 727-1403 or