Books to read before embarking on a road trip…

by Rebecca Lori

If you’re planning a road trip, be sure to read one of the books from our selection:

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

In this book, Bill Bryson has written a warm and often hilarious account of his farewell journey across England before returning home to the USA. This is a charming book of English tradition, strange name places and scarily accurate observations – anyone planning a trip to England should definitely read this book first.

The Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

Follow the journey of Ewan and Charley as they ride from London to New York on motorbikes. The long journey takes them across France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska and Canada - a total distance of 18,887 miles!

Road Fever by Tim Cahill

Cahill takes his readers on a ludicrous 15,000 road trip from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in a record-breaking twenty-three and a half days. Follow Cahill on his hilarious journey into the Guinness Book of Records.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter’s crazy road trip to Las Vegas will leave readers gasping for air. The hazy, hallucinogenic descriptions and scenes aren’t all fiction either – Hunter took his job so seriously he decided to live his life through his books. This story is gonzo journalism at its best.

Roadfood by Jane & Micheal Stern

This book is a bible for food lovers looking for good, honest American dishes. If you’re going to be hitting the road in the US, then read this book first, as it will tell you where to get the best lobster, barbecue and homemade pies in the land.

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