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If you’re like me, the first time you read this comic strip (and many others–Calvin & Hobbes is where I learned plenty of important vocabulary, like ‘homicidal’ and ‘mandibles’), you had no idea what the word peripatetic means.

According to what happens when you google ‘peripatetic,’ it’s an¬†adjective meaning “traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods,” or a noun meaning “a person who travels from place to place.”

Fast forward to the present day: my boyfriend Will and I are recent college graduates. I haven’t had the smoothest transition to the working world (ha), and Will has a job that can be done anywhere with an internet connection. I didn’t want to sign a lease until I had a job, and he didn’t want to keep living in our mutual hometown with our (non-mutual) parents. To put a long story short, we’ve decided to spend the next year driving around the country, spending weeks and months in different places: in short, peripatetically. The title practically wrote itself.