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Road Trip Project - TC Martin

A presentation of my hypothetical road trip for AP Human Geography. I would totally do this if I had the time. Or the money.
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Epic Road Trip - TC Martin
#1: Washington, D.C.
#2: New York City, New York
The next stop on my road trip is New York City, where I hope to visit examples of Art Deco architecture from the 1920s, such as the Chrysler Building
Connection to APHuG: I also want to visit the many
ethnic enclaves
in NYC, such as Little Italy and Little France
#3: Portland, Maine
The third stop on my road trip is Portland, Maine, where I will experience authentic New England seafood
Connection to APHuG: lobster fishing is an excellent example of
commercial agriculture
#4: Niagara Falls &
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
For my fourth stop, I will be crossing the American-Canadian border to visit Niagara Falls, as well as the unique "icewine" vineyards in Ontario
Connection to APHuG: The icewine vineyards are examples of
Mediterranean agriculture
#5: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Back in the U.S., the fifth stop on my road trip will be the Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the country
Connection to APHuG: Malls and shopping centers have led to
placelessness
in the American
cultural landscape
#6: San Francisco, California
The sixth stop on my road trip will be the city of San Francisco, where I will enjoy the sites of the Golden Gate Bridge, the historic cable cars, Chinatown, and the Fisherman's Wharf
Connection to APHuG: The many attractions in San Francisco act as
pull factors
for migrants
#7: Albuquerque, New Mexico
The seventh stop on my epic road trip is Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I hope to enjoy the International Balloon Festival in 2016
Connection to APHuG: Albuquerque's
site
is 35.1107 degrees N, 106.6100 degrees W
#8: New Orleans, Louisiana
The eighth stop on my road trip is New Orleans, LA, where I will enjoy the authentic jazz music clubs, haunted cemetery tours, and the lively French Quarter
Connection to APHuG: New Orleans has a strong legacy of Spanish and French
colonialism
#9: Mexico City, Mexico
In my ninth stop in Mexico City, I will visit the traditional La Merced Market, and enjoy the local culinary traditions
Connection to APHuG: Mexico's economy is currently shifting from agriculture to manufacturing, strengthening its
global power stance
#10: Panama City, Panama
On my tenth stop, I hope to visit the historic Panama Canal near Panama City
Connection to APHuG: The Panama Canal used to be the property of the US due to
imperialism
#11: Pomaire, Chile
On my eleventh stop, I hope to buy traditional pottery dishes from the market in Pomaire to take home with me
Connection to APHuG: The pottery in Pomaire is an example of
folk culture
#13: Buenos Aires, Argentina
On my thirteenth stop in Buenos Aires, I want to enjoy restaurants that offer local dishes such as this quinoa, avocado, and tomato salad
Connection to APHuG: These restaurants are examples of
consumer services
The starting point for my epic road trip is our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.
Some sites to see here include: the Washington Monument, the Capitol Rotunda, and the many Smithsonian museums
Connection to APHuG: "Southeast" is a
vernacular region
for a specific area within the District
#12: Punta Arenas, Chile
The twelfth stop on my journey takes me to the southernmost area accessible by car in the Western Hemisphere - Punta Arenas - in order to view the beautiful ecosystems of the region
Connection to APHuG: This part of Chile is very close to Antarctica, which is protected from conquests by the UN's
Antarctica Treaty
#14: São Paulo, Brazil
I will be spending the Christmas holiday in São Paulo, Brazil at the Ibirapuera Park shown here
Connection to APHuG: Brazil is considered a
BRIC
country, or a future world superpower
#15: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The final stop on my road trip will be Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; here I will visit attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, appreciate the hectic beauty of Rio's troubled slums, and cheer on Team USA at the Rio Olympics
Connection to APHuG: The olympics held in Rio are organized by a
supranational organization
Logistics
DC Population Pyramid
Brazil Population Pyramid
DC Population Statistics
Population: 632,323
Population Growth Rate: 10.5%
Per Capita Income: $44,578
Arithemtic Density: 10,298/sq mi
Unemployment: 9.0%
Median Age: 33.8 years
Brazil Population Statistics
Population: 202,600,000
Population Growth Rate: 0.8%
Per Capita Income: $12,100
Arithmetic Density: 14.5/sq mi
Unemployment: 5.7%
Median Age: 30.7 years
Routes Taken During Road Trip
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