But -- and I've always got a big one, don't ya know -- if I were going on a for-real road trip, I'd be looking at the Atlas Obscura to map it out. The folks over at that site have put out an:
"Obsessively detailed map of American Literature's most epic road trips."
What they did is take 12 different non-fiction (for the most part) books centered on cross-country travel, ranging from Mark Twain's Roughing It, published in 1872, to Cheryl Strayed's Wild, printed in 2012. The books chosen have a narrative arc that matches the chronological and geographical arc of the trip it chronicles.
Pretty sweet, eh? Now if they'd just put out one for England.