• A climbing Iowa road and power lines are lit by the late sun.
  • A woman held an umbrella to shade herself from the sun while enjoying the afternoon on the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.
    Santa Monica, Calif.
  • A man took a video as steam rises from Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.
  • Chef Sanmartino made gnocchi in the window at Pane & Vino in Miami Beach, Fla.
    Miami, Fla.
  • A message on the outside of a building in Touchet, Wash.
    Touchet, Wash.
  • A skateboarder enjoyed the skatepark at Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Monday evening.
    Venice Beach, Calif.
  • The South Beach shoreline in Miami Beach, Fla.
    Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Nyema Clark, of Nurturing Roots learns how to drive a tractor for the first time on Small Axe Farm in Redmond, Wash.
    Redmond, Wash.
  • Molly Fite practiced with her marionette puppet during a rehearsal of Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
    Los Angeles, Calif.
  • The kitchen in the  home where Elvis Presley was born in, Tupelo, Miss.
    Tupelo, Miss.
  • Seattle’s famed Space Needle is framed through Dan Corson’s sculpture called Sonic Boom.
    Seattle, Wash.
  • A vehicle skeleton is advertised for sale on the side of Rte 21.
    Deep River, Iowa
  • Akashic Moves Belly Dancers helped each other down from the stage after performing at the Hyde Park Street Fair. This was the first time the Hyde Park Street Fair had been held since the Pandemic.
    Boise, Idaho
  • Carolyn Doyle Tharp-King sat in the sun during an event commemorating Colia Lafayette Clark Freedom Day at the historical Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Ala.
    Selma, Ala.
  •  A rainbow stretched to the ground after a storm in New Mexico.
  • After switching off the artificial lights, to show the cave in its natural state, ranger Gregg Bailey lit a single candle in Mammoth Cave.
    Mammoth Cave, Ky.
  • This couple moved backwards during a slow song during Adult Skate at The Place Cincy in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • A child sprinted down a path as seen from the top of Camel's Back Park, an 11-acre urban park in Boise, Idaho.
    Boise, Idaho
  • A rodeo judge held a rainbow flag during the Calf Roping on Foot competition at the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association’s BigHorn Rodeo.
    Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Danny Bravo warmed up on his trumpet before playing at the Ball and Chain nightclub in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla.
    Miami, Fla.
  • Sisters Elisabeth, 7, (left) and Grace Steinbart, 5, read while seated together at a desk inside the schoolhouse at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead.
    De Smet, S.D.
  • The Blue Swallow Motel along the iconic Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M.
    Tucumcari, N.M.
  • David Locke drives his truck through his land to distribute feed to his cattle in Roberts County, Texas.
    Miami, Texas
  • A truck kicks up dust as it navigates a side road at sunset in Wamego, Kansas.
    Wamego, Kan.
  • Snoqualmie, Wash.
  • McConnell pets Sadie as she wanders along the bar inside The Mint Bar which has been serving customers since 1907 in Sheridan, WY.
    Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Marcus Isom, left, and his father Melvin enjoy their lunch at Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark.
    Marianna, Ark.
  • Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Lacey McKay of Waterboro, Maine is silhouetted as she balances on a peak in Badlands National Park after driving 530 miles the previous day.
    Badlands National Park, S.D.
  • Beck Booze, 2, adjusts his cowboy hat while riding his horse around his grandfather’s  ranch in Miami, Texas.
    Miami, Texas
  • Congregants prayed along the border wall while attending the Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza in Tijuana, Mexico.
    US border
  • Todd Dugan, of Bladensburg, OH, pulled the sled 319.93 feet. at Sandwich Fair in Illinois.
    Sandwich, Ill.
  • Storm clouds settled across the Grand Canyon.
    Grand Canyon, Ariz.
  • Globe reporter Mark Shanahan took in the scene outside Emporium, Kan.
    Emporia, Kan.

Two Weeks in America

We sent a dozen journalists on the road across this complex country. They found it’s better than you think.

See the paths 12 Globe journalists took in their journey to the four corners of America. Click on a dot to see a story from that location.

Note: Routes are approximate.

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  • Reporters: Julian Benbow, Diti Kohli, Hanna Krueger, Emma Platoff, Annalisa Quinn, Jenna Russell, Mark Shanahan, Lissandra Villa Huerta
  • Photographers: Erin Clark, Pat Greenhouse, Jessica Rinaldi, and Craig F. Walker
  • Editor: Francis Storrs
  • Managing editor: Stacey Myers
  • Photo editors: William Greene and Leanne Burden Seidel
  • Video editor: Anush Elbakyan
  • Digital editor: Christina Prignano
  • Design: Ryan Huddle
  • Development: John Hancock
  • Copy editors: Carrie Simonelli, Michael Bailey, Marie Piard, and Ashlee Korlach
  • Homepage strategy: Leah Becerra
  • Audience engagement: Lauren Booker, Heather Ciras, Sadie Layher, Maddie Mortell, and Devin Smith
  • Newsletter: LaDonna LaGuerre
  • Quality assurance: Nalini Dokula
  • Additional research: Chelsea Henderson and Jeremiah Manion