2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas

Rand McNally Atlas Gets Up to Speed with New Features

Sure, something like 50 percent of all Americans have smartphones but that doesn't mean we have to give up our use of the Rand McNally thanks to new features.

Rand McNally continues to evolve its iconic Road Atlas to meet the demands of an increasingly connected consumer. The 89th edition includes printed web URLs to access detailed destination information as well as mobile tags (also called QR codes) for travelers' smartphones to link to the online Best of the Road community.

What is Best of the Road? Announced by Rand McNally and USA TODAY, bestoftheroad.com is a community of road travelers reviewing the best stops on America's highways, nominating the best small towns, and discussing the points of interest in and between them. Travelers could add a visit to one or more of the nominated locations this summer and experience a uniquely American small town. You can get a free app for your iPhone to find a Best of the Road community wherever you are.

Right now the leader in the competition to be the best is Bardstown, Ky., which is just north of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. It looks to be about 50 miles west of Lexington, Ky., and was nominated for things like free July concerts, a bourbon festival, and a crafts fair.

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