It would be even more pretentious of me than normal to try to name the absolute best adventure travel poems ever written—but I’m willing to try. These five classics should be placed near the top of any armchair voyager's list. As for how to interpret them, you'll have to decide that for yourself.
- "Song of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman
- "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
- "Hard Is the Journey" by Li Po
- "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- "The Odyssey" by Homer