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. The freedom to be where we want, when we want. A well-crafted road trip enables us to catch sunrise or sunset, 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, but for us, it’s a great way to see all a country has to offer. We’ve spent a month on dreadful roads in Mexico, explored the coast in South Africa and bounced along the horizon-stretching roads of Namibia. We’ve been lost in Turkey, had numerous punctures and regularly pushed our luck hoping for that elusive petrol station close to the hire car drop off point.

And, we’ve had many remarkable experiences that we couldn’t achieve without our own set of wheels.

SELF-DRIVING ADVENTURES

driving in mexico
The trials and tribulations of driving in Mexico

Driving in Mexico can be safe & easy, but also tricky and stressful depending on where you go. Here's our advice for driving in Chiapas & Yucatán.

10 day iceland itinerary
10-day Iceland Itinerary – Summer on the Ring Road and Highlands

Our 10-day Iceland Itinerary uncovers what makes Iceland unique; exploring the Ring Road with semi-adventurous day trips into the Highlands.

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.

Self Drive Kruger Safari
10 tips for the best self-drive Kruger safari

Spotting game on a self-drive Kruger safari involves a lot of luck, but here are our 10 tips to help improve your chances.

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.

landmannalaugar hike; landmannalaugar day hike
4X4 self-driving Landmannalaugar day trip & hike

Our 4X4 self-driving Landmannalaugar day trip is the perfect way to see the best of Iceland. Here is what you need to know.

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.

Kerlingarfjoll hike
Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir day trip

A self-drive 4x4 day trip into the highlands for amazing hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir was the highlight of our trip to Iceland.

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.

9 days in morocco Erg Chebbi
9 Days in Morocco – Spices, souks and the Sahara

Our driving itinerary, covering 9 days in Morocco. See beautiful, but crazy old towns, amazing scenery and live the desert lifestyle in an overnight camp.

10 day norway itinerary road trip
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.

Sassolungo in the Italian Dolomites
Walking bliss in the dramatic Italian Dolomites

Our 7-day walking holiday in the Italian Dolomites, featuring dramatic scenery, interesting walks and a few spectacular rifugios.