Iím a university student in England and I intend on planning a sponsored road trip around the USA for charity, after I graduate.
The idea is for maybe four people, including myself, to buy an RV in Alabama (where my mum lives) and then to visit every state in America (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Then, once we had finished, we would sell the RV. Subsequently, any sponsors would be donated to a charity that has yet to be decided.
However, I wanted to make it slightly more interesting and I have been trying to find the shortest route through every mainland state in which you only go through each state once. For example, if you were to drive into California and then into Nevada, you would not be allowed to drive back into California because that state has already been visited.
So far the only thing I am completely sure about is that it would have to either start or end in Maine because (I think) Maine is the only state that borders with just one other state (New Hampshire).
I was wondering if the route I am thinking of is actually possible and, if so, if anybody knows the shortest possible route to take without visiting each state more than once.