The great American road trip has inspired numerous authors, simultaneously exposing them to explore differing regions and giving them enough alone time to synthesize their thoughts. Travel along these literary road trips that your favorite authors blazed and draw some inspiration of your own.
1 of 10 10. 'Cross Country'
By: Robert Sullivan
Cross Country is Robert Sullivan's travel memoir of a family trip from Portland to New York City. Over the course of the 2,900 miles, Sullivan's mood alternates between eagerly recounting historical aspects of Lewis and Clark's expedition and exasperatedly dealing with 40-plus hours of driving in a car of less than enthusiastic kids. Isn't it these grueling moments that ultimately bring families together?