“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.”
– Jack Kerouac, On the Road


 Summer is a time for adventure, a time for exploration, and a time to experience new things. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by taking a road trip.  Many authors have turned their experiences on the road into books. Some examples are:

-Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck
– A Life on the Road – Charles Kuralt
– On the Road – Jack Kerouac
-Roads – Larry McMurtry

 Kerouac’s On the Road is an autobiographical novel about his travels across America with his friends during the mid 20th century. The film adaptation of the novel premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this past May.



If you’re looking to have a road trip adventure yourself, the library has books to help you out. We have books for as far away as Alaska (Passage to the North by William R. Hunt) to drives around Minnesota (Scenic Driving Minnesota by Phil Davies).

We have several books that will take you all over the country. In Reader’s Digest Travel Guide USA, there are sights ranging from lighthouses, to waterfalls, to canyons across America.

If you want to avoid the traffic of major highways and explore the back roads, Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen gives you different route combinations and highlights many roadside curiosities.

Besides these titles, we have many more books to guide you on your trip.


Happy travels!


“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” 
– Jack Kerouac




* The title comes from another Jack Kerouac quote.

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