Literature often describes places we are curious about, regardless of whether we know them or not. This blog maps the journeys laid out in selected books and offers reflections corresponding to the various stops. Happy traveling!

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I was born in Eureka, California and adopted when I was 2.  I grew up in Fort Bragg, California, and graduated high school in 1982.  I finished a BA in English at Santa Clara University, and then did two years of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in inner-city Milwaukee.  I lived in Milwaukee from 1986-1995.  I got married in 1995 to Megan Kamerick and moved to San Antonio, Texas where I worked for a non-profit organization while I picked up an MA in International Relations at St. Mary's University.  In 2000, I started a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of New Orleans and we lived there until 2004.  Megan accepted a job in Albuquerque 2004, and we have lived there up to the present.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 and am currently working at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wikipedia Kerouac Map

I discovered a Wikipedia page with a map that shows Kerouac's journeys. It also includes references to places, books, movies and other interesting things.

You can get to it by clicking here!


Blogger Erik Donald France said...

Yours is still more interesting! Any idea who did the wiki version?

8:49 PM  
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

Will you be tracing any Hunter S. Thompson journeys?

It seems a fitting tribute to the bloggability of your theme, you've been included in the newest installment of A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Blogosphere! Let me know when you post again.

9:07 PM  
Blogger ~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

That's interesting, maybe I'll have to keep it in mind if I do ever take that cross country trip.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous christophe said...

I had added a few month ago your map to the french wikipedia page, here :
and at this time I'm trying to create a map on old Strasbourg (France) based on your work. It's still far from the goal i want to reach :(

7:15 AM  
Blogger gypsywinds said...

Hola! former Wisconsin neighbor from Appleton...Your map project is too exciting! I just can't wait 'til the 2007 release of the original version of On the Road for the 50th Anniversary and the 2008 exhibit of the original manuscript comes to Chi-town.
I'm doing a tribute to Jack in my public speaking class for my commemorative speech assignment next week :) But he would have hated that...

9:51 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hi, Michael-
I looked for an e-mail address on your site, but alas could find none. I really like your google map. My husband and I want to use it for our road trip this summer. I was wondering if I could have actual google link for your map, so that I could copy it and add new markers to it along the route (we will be camping and I want to mark campsites!).
Thanks. You can e-mail me at

2:07 PM  

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