Most of the time, it is not a good idea to make travel plans based on books. If you see a white rabbit, for instance, it is inadvisable to follow him into his hole and then proceed to drink the unknown substances you find therein. If you discover a hidden kingdom in the back of your wardrobe, you almost certainly shouldn't proceed to conquer it and name yourself the sovereign ruler. And, generally speaking, you should probably not take a year off to travel the world and find yourself unless you are very financially stable. But, from time to time, you might come across a book that actually has a pretty solid travel itinerary, so here are a few of the weird, wild, and beautiful trips from books that you can actually take in real life.
Now, of course, there are many travel stories out there, both fictional and non-fictional. This list covers trips you can take without leaving North America, because if we start road tripping across every continent, we'll be here all day. This list also includes books that have excellent travel advice, but dreadful life advice, so be careful to avoid metaphysical wars, super-flus, and disillusionment with the American Dream as you follow these books across the country and back: