The joy of crossing wide open spaces, the freedom to be where you want, when you want.

We love a good road trip. The feeling of wind in our receding hair. The joy of crossing wide open spaces all on our own. The freedom to be where we want, when we want, following our own itinerary. A well-crafted road trip enables us to capture that classic sunrise/sunset photo, beat the crowds at that packed tourist destination, and generally pile as much into each day as we can.

Of course, it can bring its own stresses and often costs a bit more, but for us, it’s a great way to see all a country has to offer. We have spent a month on the dreadful roads of Mexico, 3 weeks exploring the coast and safari parks of South Africa and many days exploring the Middle East destinations of Jordan, Morocco and Turkey. We got lost, had some punctures and some punch-ups (not really). But we also had many remarkable experiences that we couldn’t achieve without our own set of wheels.

Road trips in a foreign country are easier than many people think, especially with Google Maps taking over the world. So hire that car and set off on your own epic road trip.

ON THE ROAD

driving the skeleton coast namibia
Exploring life on the margins driving the Skeleton Coast

Driving the Skeleton Coast conjures up images of ships wrecked in foggy coves and sand dunes crashing into the sea. But does it live up to expectations?

3 week south africa itinerary
3-week South Africa itinerary – Cape Town to Kruger

Sip great wines, spot the big 5, hike the coastal paths and uncover the story of apartheid on our magnificent 3-week South Africa itinerary.

4X4 rental on F roads in Iceland
Is a 4X4 Adventure on the F-Roads in Iceland for you?

Driving the F-Roads in Iceland offers amazing scenery, well off the beaten track, but presents some challenges. Is this 4X4 rental adventure for you?

Pamukkale 2-week turkey itinerary
2-week Turkey itinerary: Ruins, Cappadocia & Istanbul

We spent a month exploring Turkey, collecting the sights and drinking lots of tea. Here's our perfect 2-week Turkey itinerary, capturing the best highlights of this remarkable place.

Driving to Askja Caldera Iceland
Semi-adventurous day driving to Askja Caldera

Driving to Askja Caldera in Iceland is a challenging yet simply stunning day trip into the highlands. Here is all you need to know.

Historical Places in Turkey
8 most interesting ancient ruins in Western Turkey

There are hundreds of historical places in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. Here is our selection of the best sites to visit.

Driving in Turkey
Driving in Turkey – 13 really useful road trip tips

We spent three weeks on a magnificent road-trip around Turkey. Here are our top tips for driving in Turkey and getting home in one piece.

9 day in Morocco
Driving in Morocco – A classic road trip country

The trials and tribulations of driving in Morocco. Fun roads, easy navigation, amazing scenery and some of the most confusing road etiquette anywhere.

Fascinating one month Mexico road trip

A month-long itinerary with a mix of cultures, beaches, and impressive archaeological experiences in fascinating Mexico.

10-day Norway road trip itinerary in stunning Fjordland

Norway’s stunning Fjordlands is a fantastic road trip destination. Our 10 day Norway Road Trip Itinerary tells you all you need to know.