The revered American road trip

In a combination of Google maps and his own algorithm, Randy Olson designed what could be the revered American road tripper of a life time. It is an epic drive of approximately 14,500 miles across the length and breadth of the lower 48 and takes ~2 months depending on how fast your drive and how long you stay. This is the same guy who plotted the best drives in Europe.

And that is if you decide to stay on the exact course that Randy has charted.

If you, like us are fond of tinkering with road trip plans, then it is simply a matter of making a copy of the map and reworking it in myMaps, adding or removing national parks or other waypoints as you wish. Could count as a wet dream.

We’ll sure be having lots of fun doing this. Will you?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

12 thoughts on “The revered American road trip”

  1. We just did three weeks driving around Colorado’s National Park, down to New Mexico, Arizona and then across to Southern California .. and just skimmed across the surface.

    There were some wonderful experiences (Bandolier National Monument, Painted Desert National Park, the Taos Pueblo, Lake Havasu) … but we could re-do that journey a half-dozen times and never repeat ourselves (Zion, Grand Canyon, Estes Park … )

    I loved driving some of the Western US back-roads and byways … and its now rekindled my desire to do something similar here in Australia.

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    1. Yep we did some of that too. We drove through Grand Canyon to Monument valley, up over Moab (Arches, canyonlands NP) and back across towards Bryce and Zion….it was definitely a wonderful journey. Looking at how to do that (different NPs) again.


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