We're Going on an Epic Road Trip...

Epic shit is about to go down. Today is Day 1 of  an Idea Lemon 6-week road trip from Chicago, out to the west coast, and back. The car is packed, and we're ready to shove off.

You get to sit shotgun.

Here's how:

  • Follow along as we release podcast episodes in each city. Subscribe here
  • Subscribe to our email newsletter as we share our journey there and on this blog
  • Follow us on instagram @idealemon
  • Download the Periscope app on your phone, and follow @idealemon. This app is insane for travel--we'll live stream video during portions of our trip and you can talk to us through the chat feature. When we go live with video, you'll automatically get a notification and can start seeing and hearing exactly what we're seeing and hearing. Scenes from the Grand Canyon anyone?

But that's not all. The Mega Powers have combined.

What does that mean? We've joined forces with our friends at Under30Experiences for the road trip and we'll be hosting U30X meetups in several cities along the way!

Don't know what Under30Experiences is? They are an awesome travel community that makes travel more fun and affordable for young adults through amazing trips. I've been to Costa Rica, Martin has been to Iceland, and we've both gone to Belize. Some of our best friends have come from these trips, and I'm not joking when I say these experiences are life-changing (I mean, it's because of the Costa Rica trip that I gave a TED Talk last year).

So when U30X's cofounder, Matt Wilson (someone who has become a very dear friend of ours because of the trips), mentioned to us last week that it would be cool to join forces for the road trip, we were like HELL YEAH!

Keep an eye out for U30X meetups in each city, but for now, here is our itinerary. Are we coming to your city? If so, let's get together! Leave a comment below with your city.

Aug 7 - Aug 9: Kansas City
Aug 10 - Aug 12: Denver & Boulder
Aug 14 - Aug 16: Yellowstone & Lolo National Forest (who wants to come camp with us?!)
Aug 18: Seattle
Aug 20 - Aug 23: Portland
Aug 24 - Aug 27: San Francisco
Aug 28 - Sept 2: Los Angeles
Sept 3 - Sept 7: Lake Tahoe (for a kickass Labor Day weekend detour with a bunch of U30x peeps)
Sept 8 - Sept 9: Vegas baby!
Sept 10 - Sept 11: Grand Canyon
Sept 13-Sept 15: Austin
Sept 16: Houston
Sept 18: New Orleans
Sept 19 - Sept 20: Nashville
Sept 21: Come back to Chicago and pass the fuck out

(Sept 24: Mark your calendars now, we'll be doing a live panel event with General Assembly in Chicago on how to create a career out of your passions)

And we're off to KC! See some of you there?


What up! My name is Rajiv Nathan and I'm the Cofounder of Idea Lemon. That banana peel you slipped on to land here came from me. That's because I fancy myself a human Curious George, and the yellow hat I chase is life's authentic moments. I share my chase one story at a time through this blog, our email newsletter, and as a rapper.

Oh and I'm a WWE fan 4 lyf!