I just mailed in my absentee ballot for the big election coming up in a few short weeks, and the whole democratic process has me feeling very American. I originally wanted to utilize this out-of-character sense of patriotism on the site in the form of a glowing analysis of how Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most well-traveled Secretary of State in history, but then I remembered that Conde Nast Traveler already did that. So, in my scramble to find travel-related material about the election before it becomes completely irrelevant, I stumbled upon this infographic detailing how to travel like a president.

In the chart below you’ll find out pretty much all you’ve ever wanted to know about how the president and the dude who wants to replace him make their way around this great country of ours. I’m very interested to hear about what Mitt Romney‘s doctor has to say about all the pizza he eats on the road, as well as why Barack Obama seems to hate bus travel (other than the obvious reason that it’s bus travel). I think the biggest bummer in what it takes to travel like a president is how much time you have to spend in Ohio. As someone who grew up sharing a border with the state, I can honestly say that Ohio isn’t all that thrilling (sorry, Ohioans). I get that the candidates are traveling for work and not for pleasure, but really, couldn’t there be more undecided voters in somewhere cooler? Like… Yellowstone National Park or something?

How to Travel Like a Presidentby Flipkey.Check out our data visualization blog.

And remember, my American traveling compatriots: if you’re going to be out of town on November 6, be sure to fill out an absentee ballot! Sure, the USPS might lose it or accidentally shred it as they are wont to do with important documents, but hey, at least you tried.

Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.


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