Roadtrip Nation Season 15 – “Setting Course” Premieres Nationally


Roadtrip Nation is a documentary series that follows the journeys of young people as they travel the country interviewing inspiring individuals who do what they love.

This winter, the producers at Roadtrip Nation premiere season 15 of the series with Setting Course, a new four-part documentary series from Roadtrip Nation, following three college students as they explore potential career paths and highlight some of the most impactful work taking place across their home state of Hawaii.

Road-trippers Keakealani Pacheco, Tehani Louis-Perkins, and Traven ‘Āpiki are three college students who share a common goal: to find careers that will harness their interests in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) to positively shape Hawaii’s future.

Setting Course features interviews with several of Hawaii’s leaders, from Governor David Y. Ige, to NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary superintendent Malia Chow, Ph.D. Through their collective stories, Tehani, Keakealani, and Traven not only develop a deeper appreciation for their unique home state—they also gradually realize that no matter which path you choose, when you trust your heart as your compass, you can never be lead astray.



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About Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation started in 2001 when three friends fresh out of college weren’t sure what to do with their lives. Their solution? To road-trip around the country and ask people who do what they love how they got to where they are today. What started as a road trip sparked an annual documentary series, a number of books, online tools, and an educational organization—all dedicated to helping individuals define their own roads in life. In 2009, Roadtrip Nation expanded into education with the creation of The Roadtrip Nation Experience, a project-based self-discovery curriculum designed to help students explore their identities and find careers aligned with their interests. Today, Roadtrip Nation continues to empower individuals to create meaningful lives doing what they love. To learn more about Roadtrip Nation, visit For more information about Roadtrip Nation in education, visit

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Roadtrip Nation Season 15 – “Setting Course” Premieres Nationally 17 November,2017Aine Henderson

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