What’s the perfect road trip? Chevrolet tries to find out

My perfect road trip was from southeast Texas to Crested Butte, Colorado.

I was eight years old and my family planned our first ever ski trip, and decided to make a 16-hour drive to the Rockies instead taking a flight. To make our drive more enjoyable, my parents transformed the car into a miniature play zone/paradise, installing a portable TV and video games, and flattened the back seat out so we could fully stretch out our legs instead of having to sit the whole trip.

The gesture turned our road trip into a memory we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. While that’s my perfect road trip, Chevrolet has teamed up with prominent data scientist Randy Olsen to create what they believe to be the optimal routes for would-be travelers.


What's the perfect road trip?


Working with Olsen, Chevrolet helped curate road trips for various regions across the U.S.

Olsen calculated a 214-hour, 13,000-mile plus travel guide that touched all 48 states within the U.S. mainland.

“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olsen. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”

Chevrolet and Olsen also created maps for the Midwest, Northeast, West Coast, Texas, and Florida regions to provide further inspiration as we enter the prime road-trip seasons of spring and summer.

“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably.”

What does the perfect road trip look like for you? And did Chevrolet overlook any special spots on their regional road maps? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.


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