Mapping Great Literary Trips

Source: atlas Obscura

Source: atlas Obscura

In this terrific WONKBLOG from the Washington Post, Anna Swanson highlights these fascinating maps of road trips from Great American Literature:

"Richard Kreitner pays homage to this institution in a new interactive map of the most famous roadtrips in American literature.  With the help of mapmaker Steven Melendez, Kreitner traced the trajectory of road trips taken in 12 famous works of literature, all of which are either non-fictional or told in the first person."

Atlas Obscura has the more detailed map and the original story, The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips, by Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez.