Literature, like travel, is all about the trip. And in this issue of American Road our trip is all about literature. Our lead feature “New York’s Washington Irving Route,” visits the Hudson Valley haunts of the Original Knickerbocker—America’s First Man of Letters—the author who set a headless horseman on the heels of Ichabod Crane. “American Roads’ Top 12 Classic Travel Books” celebrates the best travel journals of the past two centuries. “Literary Postcards” revisits tourist sites inspired by the Great American Novel.