American Road® Magazine's Autumn Issue Names the Top 12 Classic Travel Journals of the past two centuries. The Autumn issue of American Road® magazine is on newsstands!

Oct 06, 2015, 05:00 ET from American Road Magazine

DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab a Suitcase and a Copy of American Road, Then Plan a Literary Adventure This Fall!

Literature, like travel, is all about the trip. And in this issue of American Road®, the trip is all about literature.

The lead feature, one of American Road's Original Series, "New York's Washington Irving Route," visits the Hudson Valley haunts of the Original Knickerbocker—America's First Man of Letters—the author who set a headless horseman on the heels of Ichabod Crane.

"American Road's Top 12 Classic Travel Books" celebrates the best travel journals of the past two centuries, with writers such as Lewis and Clark, Ilf and Petrov, Wolfe, Kerouac, and Beauvoir at the wheel. "Literary Postcards" revisits tourist sites inspired by the Great American Novel—who wouldn't want to ride the Ben Hur Race at Coney Island or hang out in Maine with the Old Man of the Sea? The American Road departments find their way to Walt Whitman's Birthplace, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and Herman Melville's Arrowhead.

Whether strolling the banks of Walden Pond, dropping by the House of Seven Gables, or puttering around with a pup the way John Steinbeck did in Travels with Charlie, good literature draws the past into the present and shapes substance into memory. Call it magic or call it Ishmael. Enjoy the literary journey.


American Road® is an award-winning periodical published quarterly by Mock Turtle Press, distributed internationally by Disticor, and now available at newsstands and fine bookstores. American Road® also offers a digital edition and an iTunes app for the iPad. provides the visitor with tools to discover that hidden landmark and make new memories on the road less traveled. Readers will find sponsored downloadable trip itineraries that make travel planning a breeze, as well as the American Road® Forums—the ultimate road trip community.

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