Atlas Route

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”

― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

One huge recommendation I have for anyone taking a road trip is to bring an atlas.

 

Here in the digital age you may think a bulky paperback atlas is an unnecessary extra, but the truth is GPS and maps serve different purposes.

 

A GPS is good for finding specific places, avoiding traffic, and navigating cities.

 

An Atlas is good for locating yourself in the greater area, which allows you to recognize scenic byways and discover nearby attractions to detour through.

 

With an atlas you can highlight your exact route and jot down all of those easily forgettable details that make road trips so fun to reflect back on. I personally like to write the date where I spend each night, and if I'm feeling it, I write down the names of people I met or what music I was listening to - anything that will jog my memory and send me back to a fun time and place.

 

Record your stories with an atlas

 


In the maps below the yellow  highlighter shows my actual route. The pink  highlighter indicate roads that were recommended as scenic. Red circles are points of interest and national parks.


 

Alabama

I lost the Alabama page from my Atlas.

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Northern California

Souther California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachu- setts

Michigan

UP Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Northern New York

Southern New York

North Carolina

Northern Ohio!

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

West Texas

East Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

British Columbia