Rand McNally Road Atlas features Miss. road trip

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2010

JACKSON (AP) — Summer travelers looking for road trip ideas are being pointed toward Mississippi in the latest edition of the Rand McNally Road Atlas.

The 2011 edition of the map, which launched this week, includes a trip from Natchez to Tunica, called “Following Old Man River,” in its Best of the Roads section.

Each year five trips are selected by the map and travel product company.

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According to Rand McNally, editors consider locations that are lesser-known, unique, capture the region’s essence, and appeal to a broad range of people. The trips average 150 to 200 miles.