The Great American Road Trip

Aleta Fimbres 01/09/2017

Data scientists have uncovered a road trip plan for the best route throughout the United States that hits every major site in the country. The route travels through every contiguous state and is estimated to take just nine days to complete if you were driving constantly, and pretty much just waving to the landmarks and National Parks as you drove by. The trip would take more like three months if you were to stop and take in the grandeur at each waypoint along the 50 stops identified on the route. The beauty of the map is that someone has done the hard work for you by plotting out the most direct and efficient routes to see as much as possible in one trip. No one says you have to do the whole route at once. Chop up the route into smaller, digestible chunks until you have done it all. At the end of the road, you’ll have stories of adventure and wonderment to share, and bucket loads of family memories to treasure.

A great American road trip like this one is something everyone in the family could enjoy. A successful trip starts with making sure your vehicle is road ready. Websites like Cars.com offer detailed checklists before hitting the open road. Fresh oil, well tread tires, an engine tune up, a break inspection, topping off fluids and checking all hoses, are all a great start to ensuring a smooth road trip with no side-of-the-road mayday calls. You can also find reputable mechanics on the site and even get service estimates so you know how much cash you’ll be shelling out before you leave.

Once you’re ready to go, pack the family in the car, hit the highway and prepare to take in the majesty that is the land of the free and the home of the brave. There is no start or end to the route since it’s designed to be a huge circle through the country. Stops along the way include the Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pa., Abraham Lincoln’s home in Illinois, Acadia National Park in Maine and tons more. Fifty of the most iconic American destinations are included and are sure to delight the whole family.

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