6 Books about Road Trips

(Beyond, that is, Kerouac's On the Road.)

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The quintessential road trip novel will forever be Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and it’s hard to imagine that it will ever forfeit its title as king of all travel narratives. But apart from this classic, there’s no shortage of beautifully written and gripping recounts of road trips with characters as complex and essential as the locations they visit.

Whether you’re hitting the road yourself or staycationing in your own backyard and looking for a story to take you away, we’ve pulled together a list of insightful and wildly entertaining travel books just waiting to be cracked open on a hot summer day.


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About Gianna Antolos

Gianna Antolos

GIANNA ANTOLOS is a graduate of Pace University and owner of a very dusty Master of Arts in English Literature. In pursuit of a career in publishing, she put down the pen and found her niche in marketing. She is excited to re-unite with her pen in an effort to share her passion for the books she falls in love with every day. She resides in New York with her Croatian husband and his eighty-five relatives that live next door, across the street, and in the apartment above. You can follow her on Instagram @giannasantolos.

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