Come hitchhike with Peter Bowers, a twentysomething survivor of a strict religious upbringing as he embarks on an eye-opening adventure that takes him from Baltimore, Maryland to the west coast and back in the late 1970s. Learn More
After World War II, the American road trip began appearing prominently in literature, music, movies and photography. As Stephen Shore has written, "Our country is made for long trips.
Since the 1940s, the dream of the road trip, and the sense of possibility and freedom that it represents, has taken its own important place within our culture." Learn More
When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation.
New York is the city that never sleeps, but many visitors to the Big Apple want to enjoy its quiet side - to discover places off the beaten track, to explore enticing small museums or enjoy peaceful gardens. Learn More
Devoted to train hopping and train culture, this firsthand account of a risk-taking traveler describes with stunning detail the sights, sounds, successes, and defeats of riding United States railroads without a ticket. Learn More
Lucy Fur's 3 major pursuits - photography, road trips and professional exhibitionism - meet up with scintillating results in the setting of a vanishing breed of fantasy-themed motel rooms across America. Learn More
In the Spring of 2012, reporter and travel junkie Justin Chapman threw his cares to the wind and, by himself, set off on an epic journey across eight countries in Africa — from Cape Town, South Africa, to Mityana, Uganda — by bus, train, and boat. Learn More
Slowspoke: A Unicyclist's Guide to America, makes a surprising connection between unicycle travel--the balance, the hesitancy, the roundabout progress--and a life lived close to the land, next to an endangered woods. Learn More
From the editors of The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup comes an American road trip in book form: original writing on all 50 states by 50 of our finest novelists, journalists, and essayists. Learn More
Maryland has been an important crossroads since its settlement more than 375 years ago. That strategic location has provided the Old Line State with a rich history and a large body of folklore, from the seafaring legends of the Eastern Shore to the mountain tales of the rugged western counties. Learn More
No one said life on the road would be easy. Navigating the rails, mapping bus lines, and hitching rides. Dealing with hunger when you don't have a nickel to chew on. Picking up an odd job here and making a few bucks there. But that's why it's exciting. It's one hell of an adventure. Learn More