How to Really Drive Across the U.S. Hitting Major Landmarks : Discovery News

I would love to do this… Maybe one day.


Last week, I saw a map going around Facebook claiming to be a car route across the United States that hit all of the country’s major landmarks. I thought, Hey, neat. But when I looked more closely, I saw quite a few states obviously missing, and I when I did a quick search on, I found that in fact the map was of a route taken in 2001 by photographer Brian DeFrees, who wasn’t driving to every major landmark in every state.

But wouldn’t it be nice to have a map that hit landmarks in every state and not only that, wouldn’t it be great if the map represented the optimal, most efficient route across the country?

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Who could pull off such a map? The first person I thought of was Michigan State University doctoral student Randy Olson.

via How to Really Drive Across the U.S. Hitting Major Landmarks : Discovery News.

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