On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac is arguably one of the greatest known writers of the 20th century, and his books are chockfull of Americana from the late 1940s so him being on this list of best travel books is no surprise. His most popular book, and the one that launched Kerouac’s career, is On the Road.
The main character Sal Paradise heads out from New York to see America, inspired by his care-free sometimes traveling partner Dean Moriarty.
The tale encourages the reader to leave their hometowns, and experience adventure through travel. On the Road is required reading for anyone thinking of taking a road trip through the United States, but it resonates with all would be travelers.
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