Travel Website of the Week: The Optimal American Road Trip

Road tripEver dream of driving across the country and seeing a whole bunch of states and landmarks? According to the Washington Post (link) “Randy Olson, who previously developed the optimal search path for finding the bespectacled main character of the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ books, has used this same algorithm to compute the ultimate American road trip.”

Mr. Olson created this map, which features the quickest “driving route that would stop at a national natural landmark, national historic site, national park or national monument in all of the lower 48 states.” The stops include visits to the Grand Canyon, the Alamo, Mount Vernon, Graceland, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, and many more. The quickest time you could do it in (if you didn’t sleep, stop or hit traffic) is roughly 9.33 days of driving. Here’s the full article.

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