Are road trips about driving from one place to another? Or are they about a journey both physical and emotional, about a passage of exploration and self-discovery that those long hours of solitude foster? As iconic American poet Walt Whitman puts it: I take the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. Or Tolkien, who said: Still, round the corner, there may wait a new road, or a secret gate.
Road trips have been the subject of many famous works of literature, books that celebrate physical and internal journeys, and this infographic highlights some of these masterpieces.
Your Guide to Literary Road Trips Across America:
Infographic by – Car Rentals