The Highway 64 Project is not a travel guide. This is an ongoing project, a living laboratory for the study of the rhetoric of travel writing. This site is run by Elon University students who strike out along historic highway 64 in North Carolina and explore the intricacies of local food, culture, and landscape.

While you will find the ongoing reflections of college students here there’s also restaurant reviews, descriptions of towns and communities, as well as profiles of interesting people and places. And this is travel writing perceived as a rich rhetorical endeavor, done with a clear sense of the history, tradition, and diverse nature of the genre itself.

Although much of this site is specifically about highway 64 as it crosses the entire state of NC from the mountains to the sea. We intend to continue growing our repository of essay reviews of important works of travel writing, maintain links to key travel writing sites, and collect helpful information about the complex subject of travel writing. Please explore with us!

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