Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who is now known across the internet for developing the optimum search path for Where’s Waldo books, has used this same algorithm to compute the optimal American road trip. At the urging of Tracy Staedter from Discovery News, Olson set out to […]
Top Five USA Road Trips: 3. CALIFORNIA STATE ROUTE 1 (PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY) Perhaps the most jaw-dropping part of this 147-mile drive from Monterey to Morro Bay is the 90-mile stretch through Big Sur. Take it slow--about a week should do it--with overnight stops at Carmel-by-the Sea, Pebble Beach and San Simeon, home of the iconic Hearst Castle.