07.22.2018

How to Take a Road Trip Across the U.S. Without Leaving Your Couch

How to Take a Road Trip Across the U.S. Without Leaving Your Couch

Packing up the car and setting off on a road trip adventure across the U.S. isn’t all that easy for everyone. Luckily, there’s one simple alternative: Google Street View.

Back in 2017, Matthew Muspratt decided to go on a great American road trip. There was only one drawback: He was working in Kigali, Rwanda. So, Muspratt took a road less traveled by clicking on Google Street View to explore the U.S.

According to his story in The Boston Globe, he began in the easternmost states, starting in West Quoddy Head, Maine, and worked west across the mainland, click by click, in continuous, unbroken movement.

“Petabytes of Google imagery later, I found myself halfway across the country with a journal full of small-town historical anecdotes and screenshots of the open road. It is the Great American Road Trip, done virtually,” Muspratt wrote.

For the full story, visit TravelandLeisure.com/TravelNews.