Anyone who has ever been inspired by Jack Kerouac's legendary travel tale, On The Road, has likely conspired to go on a road trip of their own at some point. But what about going on the exact same trip that Kerouac himself embarked on? With the help of a German student by the name of Gregor Weichbrodt, you now may be able to do just that. According to Open Culture, Weichbrodt, "took all of the geographic stops mentioned in On the Road, plugged them into Google Maps, and ended up with a 45-page manual of driving directions, divided into chapters paralleling those of Kerouac's original book. You can read the manual—On the Road for 17,527 Miles—as a free ebook." Sure, the novel may not be exactly true to Kerouac's actual trip, but Weichbrodt's adaptation is useful inspiration for anyone getting that itch to go out on a trip. Read all the directions over at Open Culture.
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