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.