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This Detailed Map Outlines Road Trips from Literature

Don’t some books just make you want to travel? If you’re a lover of road trips, we bet books like Kerouac’s On the Road or Wild by Cheryl Strayed made you want to pack up and go. Now you can follow some of the best literary trips across North America with a finely detailed interactive map!

The map, made by Atlas Obscura, trails the journeys of books like On the Road, Cross Country, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and more stopping at every point the characters stop in their respective novels. Now you can plan a trip of your own based around these well known books about travel.

This is what Peter Jenkins’ A Walk Across America looks like:


The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test looks like a fun ride!

The Fitzgeralds went a long way in The Cruise of the Rolling Junk…

Cross Country by Robert Sullivan is exactly as it describes.

And of course, how could we not include On the Road?

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