Every summer thousands of Americans set off on cross-country trips to try their hand at the open road. From pioneers who paved roads out west, to college students that trade their academic routines for summer road trips, one might say it’s a practice ingrained in our culture.
Adventure by car is truly a different kind of travel. A set of wheels provides us with a freeing feeling that can’t be obtained elsewhere, so it’s no wonder so many literary lions like Tom Wolfe and Jack Kerouac wrote classic novels that detailed their adventures on the road. The following infographic by CarRentals is inspired by well-known works of literature to us a guide to literary road trips one can actually use to create stories of their own.