The best road trip ever, according to a climatologist (20 Photos) By: Martin In: Canada, High-Res, Life Hacks Disliked Liked! Mar 25, 2016 0 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter + View All Slides 1 Are you bored of your job? Secretly contemplating taking a year away from life and just cruise the roads, basking in endless sunshine, windows wide open just you, your buddies (or partner if you’re the travelling together sort), and just see the country? But alas, in Canada we only have maybe 3 weeks of summer, so that perfect road trip is only dream. Or is it? A climatologist in Anchorage, Alaska, has compiled an itinerary on his blog for the endless summer road trip. It takes an entire year and you just follow the sun throughout North America, hitting each stop just as the temperature is perfect. Begin Slideshow 2 Brian Brettschneider, has always wondered if it’s possible to map a route across North America that offers perfect weather every day of the year. Of course, it’s hard to determine what everyone’s ideal temperature is, but to him, “perfect weather” is about 70°F (21°C). That’s just the average though, in any given year, actual temperatures deviate, so it could be even hotter than that. He took a look at the NCEI (National Centre for Environmental Information) and Environment Canada and plotted out the average temperatures across North America. Then, he plotted out the ideal North American road-trip, spanning 13,000 miles of endless summer heat. Below is his itinerary. 3 January The trip starts in south Texas, right on the Mexico border. In Jan the temperature is right around the 70°F /21°C mark. Nothing but endless road. Total Miles: 180 Miles/day: 5.8 4 February As the plan is to stay in the summer weather as much as possible, you’re to take your time going through Texas. By February, you should only be at Laredo. The next two months you’ll be on Interstate 35, just moseying your way through Texas. Total Miles: 110 Miles/Day: 3.9 5 March By the beginning of March, you should hit San Antonio, Texas. Yeah, it’s a slow crawl for the first three months, but check out the sights including seeing The Alamo. Now you start to pick up speed. Total Miles: 342 Miles/Day 11.0 6 April By this point the sun should be at a higher angle and warming things up quite a bit, so you can move out of Texas. You should be at the border of Texas and Oklahoma by April. Don’t forget to stop in Austin and Dallas on your way out! 7 But what’s a road trip without some sight seeing. Now, throughout April, he recommends going east and northeast across Arkansas and Kentucky. There’s also a can’t miss roadside attraction in Dinosaur World. 8 By the end of April, you should hit Washington, D.C. Hit up the Capitol, the Smithsonian and all the monuments. Total Miles: 1,204 Miles/Day: 40.1 9 May May is going to be spent going across the US, hitting up Pittsburgh and Chicago. Maybe try to grab a Pirates or Cubs game. Maybe detour to Toronto if you’re making good time. 10 By the end of the month, you should be chilling in northern Wisconsin. There’s plenty of places to camp along the lakes, and since it’s before peak season, it shouldn’t be too crowded, and it’s still not quite warm enough for bugs, so it’s a win! Total Miles: 946 Miles/Day: 30.5 11 June Now we head north, back home to Canada, and when you’ll do the most driving. Around the second week of June, you’re to cruise along the Alcan highway, doing a tour of the northern states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana, then head into Alberta. You’ll cruise through Calgary, take some time in Banff, and all the way up to Whitehorse, then cruise around Alaska. He suggests stopping in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Total Miles: 3,873 Miles/Day: 129.1 12 July By Canada day you should be back in Whitehorse. Head south/southeast down the cost of British Columba. Make sure to take the Sea-to-Sky Highway for some amazing views. 13 Once you hit the US/Canada border, take Highway 37 down through Bellingham, Washington, and finish the month in Portland, Oregon. Total Miles: 1,584 Miles/Day: 51.1 14 August In the dog days of August, you’re gonna cut across Oregon on Highway 101. This is a scenic trip, so maybe make some stops along the way, find some craft breweries, enjoy the nightlife. Total Miles: 361 Miles/Day: 11.6 15 September At the beginning of the fall season, loop back onto Interstate 5 then go due east. Now you’re going back into the midwest prairies. Continue through to the Snake River Plain in Idaho before turning south through South Dakota and into Nebraska. Don’t miss Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska. Total Miles: 1,767 Miles/Day: 51.9 16 October In October, the trip makes its way to near Kansas City, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and ends at the Texas/New Mexico state line. Total Miles:1,268 Miles/Day: 40.9 17 November October is all about exploring New Mexico and Arizona, and the reason that he left these states until the end of the trip becomes evident; it’s not too hot. 18 Then you should be ending your month in Sin City herself; Las Vegas. Take your time, enjoy the hell out of yourself, you’ve just spent the last year having an endless summer road trip. What better way to spend your life, right? Total Miles: 1,358 Miles/Day: 45.3 19 December When December hits, you should be heading down to Las Angeles, and maybe do some sightseeing, maybe stalk some Hollywood talent; who knows? By the time Christmas rolls around, you want to be by the San Diego Bay. Total Miles: 242 Miles/Day: 7.8 All in, you’ve just seen 31 states, 3 provinces, put 13,235 miles on your car, and never needed a sweater or take off your sunglasses. Pretty sweet! 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