Top 5 Books For Travelers: A Guide to Making Your Pack Literally Heavier
Published on January 10, 2010
If you are looking to go to Patagonia, in either Chile or Argentina, I would recommend In Patagonia, by Bruce Chatwin. Raw and simple with a little embellishment here and there.
I'd also add "West with the Night" to the list (if you were cranking it up to 11 that is).
This Kerouac-obsessed book was written specifically to take on the road: http://tinyurl.com/thebeathandbook
Nice suggestion, I'd never heard of the book before. It's going on my wish list.
I also like Amazon's description: "The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions, by Rick Dale, brings the wit and wisdom of the beat generation, and its titular head, Jack Kerouac, into contemporary application through one hundred daily suggestions on how to deal with everything from sex to parking your car." Just what I need.