Table of Contents
Literally the Best Thing Ever: AudiobooksHere are some of my favorites (and a few not-so-favorites).
Going the DistanceBooks about the journey.
August 1, 2012Chronically stoked.
August 8, 2012Heaven is a place on earth.
August 15, 2012Nothing stays the same.
August 22, 2012Greetings, salutations, and questionable pork. (And please welcome new diarist Caitlin!)
August 29, 2012On the move.
There’s a World OutsidePhotos from an unplanned road trip.
Street of DreamsA visit to Detroit's Heidelberg Project.
Endless SummerAn end-of-the-season photo diary.
Strange MagicThe installation Petra and Tavi created at Space 15 Twenty to mark the end of the Rookie Road Trip. Photos by Avery Hunsberger and Petra, captions by Tavi.
The Magic HourA dusky photo album.
Summer's Last GaspSigh.
Summer of Love, Part OnePetra's pictures from our cross-country road trip. Captions by Tavi.
Moonage DaydreamEleanor's travel diary from a trip to Iceland.
Heaven TonightOlivia continues to document her life; we continue to live vicariously through her.
Summer of Love, Part TwoThe rest of Petra's road trip diary, with captions from Tavi.
Summer Days, Driftin’ Away...This month's background images.
Lone RiderWhat we had.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Weird NJIt was not only our map, but our Bible.
#coolaunt #cooluncleDebbie and Mitch just discovered Twitter. (Uh-oh.)
Ticket to RideA public-transportation primer.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: KitschIf it's velvet or it lights up, I want it.
Backseat PlayerTen games to make your road trips funner.
Road Trip Essentials: A TaxonomyA list of items to get you from point A to point B.
Where Your Book BeginsJournaling 101.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: New School SuppliesPencils and markers and notebooks, oh my!
Ice Cream ReviewsWe sacrificed and ate all these just so we could bring you the TRUTH.
The FreshmanA horrifying tale of parental abandonment and lonely suffering! Just kidding; it worked out OK.
Happy PlacesA guide to escaping, when you really, really, really need to.
The Road Out of GriefYou just need a compass—Marcel was mine.
County Fair DaysOr: Why I get nostalgic when I smell cow manure.
Shhhh...The fine art of listening.
Eat, MemoryWarning: This post will make you very hungry.
Drive On, DriverI am a smart person. Why couldn't I learn how to do this one thing that stupid people do all the time?!
You've ChangedWhat to do when you or someone you know comes back to school...different.
How to Avoid a Crime SpreeDon't let your road trip lead you down a path to incarceration!
Holiday RoadsMovies where people flit about from place to place, hither, thither, and yon.
Be Nice to Others: A Mini-Interview With Quvenzhané WallisWe chat with the star of Beasts of the Southern Wild about school, seafood, and finding your voice.
Tunes for TravelersGreat music for road trips, summer vacation, or just letting your mind wander hither and thither.
Friday Playlist: On the Road With the Winchester BrothersClassic rock for spooky summer drives.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Lucy WagnerA mixtape for Britney in Crossroads.
Friday Playlist: Way Out WestSongs for a stretch of desert and a lot of sun.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Bruce SpringsteenWe clicked instantly, like a first love.
Friday Playlist: AmericanaA soundtrack for your journey through the desert.
Friday Playlist: That Summer SunsetSongs for the end of the season, selected by our staff.
Riding in Cars With GirlsStyle in our favorite road-trip movies.
Rookie Style NationwidePhotos of you lot, looking amazing as always.
Queens of the NeighborhoodJust a rad girl gang with rad DIY'd jackets.
Secret Style Icon: Sissy Spacek in BadlandsInspiration from a not-so-innocent bystander.
Beach Day Sunset(The best kind of sunset.)
Queens of the Neighborhood: A TutorialA denim-jacket DIY.
How to Make a High-Low Skirt in Less Than 15 MinutesThis might really be the easiest thing you ever do.
DIY Watermelon ManicurePermanent summer on your hands.
Secret Style Icon: Nina RindtShe’s kind of too cool for words.
Just WonderingSelf-consciousness, self-image, self-worth, selfies.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodBaldies, bangs, and all kinds of bags.
Karen Elson Is Your FriendCrushes, jealousy, and S-E-X.
Ask a Grown Man: Mike Birbiglia"Do boys like high-waisted jeans?" And other matters of grave concern.
Friend CrushAugust 2012: Jayme and Miranda
Day TrippersA summer road trip diary from a reader.
Queens of the CastleWhen the best parts of your road trip are the pit stops along the way.
Editor's LetterAugust 2012: On the Road
Year OneMore advice for the soon-to-matriculate.
Rude AwakeningThe first day of school is approaching (I know, I'm sorry). But here are some tips for becoming a morning person again.
Packing for CollegeAnswers to questions like: "What do I do with my CD collection?" and "Will I get kicked out for burning a Pop-Tart?"
Why Can't I Be You: Kim HastreiterHazel talks to the editor of Paper about how to steal her job.
We Stand With Pussy RiotPictures from all of you/us. Text by Jamia.