10 Must-Read Travel Stories


We all love talking about our vacations. Our travel stories are, to us, extremely interesting; our friends and family may or may not agree.

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We may not be the best storytellers, but certain authors have captured the interest of millions by writing books describing their travels. Just as road trips have become an American pastime, the following 10 books have made their way into American zeitgeist:

American Nomads by Richard Grant

Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Click here for synopses and more information on these great American travel stories. Which is your favorite? Do you have any tips for writing great stories about your vacations? Let us know in the comments!