We love a 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 you to beat the crowds at that busy tourist spot, catch sunrise and sunset and pack a little more into each day. But it also allows you to experience the best a country has to offer and get a little further off the beaten track.

We’ve driven across the deserts of Namibia, around the souks and medinas of Morocco and through rivers in Iceland. We’ve changed flat tyres in Etosha and unsuccessfully navigated our way out of Istanbul.

Here are some adventures for the semi-adventurous like us.

SELF-DRIVING ADVENTURES

Valley of the Roses, Morocco.
What to do in the Valley of Roses, Morocco

Heading to Southern Morocco? Consider visiting the Valley of the Roses. Here's tips on what to do, how to get there and where to stay.

Driving in Namibia – 15 useful self-drive Namibia tips

Planning a self-drive Namibia road trip? Here are 15 useful tips for driving in Namibia and some advice for choosing a 2WD or 4x4 car rental.

Viazul bus or driving and renting a car in Cuba?
Viazul bus or car rental? How to get around Cuba.

Cuba can be an exciting and frustrating place to travel in. Here's everything you need to know about getting around Cuba to help make your trip a little smoother.

Dolomites itinerary road trip
The best of the Dolomites on a 7-day itinerary

The Dolomites are stunning but seeing all the best sights in a short time is challenging. This 7-day Dolomite itinerary shows you how.

Pueblos blancos white villages of andulcia
5 of the best pueblos blancos of Andalucía & a blue one

Driving through the white villages of Andalucía is a great journey. Here is the perfect route to collect 5 of the best, and a blue one as well.

Namibia road trip itinerary
Namibia road trip – Perfect 2-week Namibia itinerary

Thinking of a Namibia road trip? Here's all you need to help plan your own 2-week Namibia itinerary including where to go and places to stay.

Things to do in Mexico
Mexico road trip – Impressions of a challenging journey

Are you thinking of a Mexico road trip? Here are our impressions from a month on the road in this incredibly varied but challenging country.

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
What to see exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

The Skeleton Coast in Namibia conjures up images of shipwrecks and towering sand dunes. But this is what it's really like.

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?

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
Guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir, Iceland

Our complete guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll exploring the steaming vents and rusty red mountains of Hveradalir.

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.

Driving in Morocco, renting a car in Morocco
Driving in Morocco – 12 really useful road trip tips

Planning a road trip in Morocco? Here are 12 useful tips for driving in Morocco and some money-saving advice for renting a car.

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.

SELF-DRIVING ADVENTURES

Valley of the Roses, Morocco.
What to do in the Valley of Roses, Morocco

Heading to Southern Morocco? Consider visiting the Valley of the Roses. Here's tips on what to do, how to get there and where to stay.

Driving in Namibia – 15 useful self-drive Namibia tips

Planning a self-drive Namibia road trip? Here are 15 useful tips for driving in Namibia and some advice for choosing a 2WD or 4x4 car rental.

Viazul bus or driving and renting a car in Cuba?
Viazul bus or car rental? How to get around Cuba.

Cuba can be an exciting and frustrating place to travel in. Here's everything you need to know about getting around Cuba to help make your trip a little smoother.

Dolomites itinerary road trip
The best of the Dolomites on a 7-day itinerary

The Dolomites are stunning but seeing all the best sights in a short time is challenging. This 7-day Dolomite itinerary shows you how.

Pueblos blancos white villages of andulcia
5 of the best pueblos blancos of Andalucía & a blue one

Driving through the white villages of Andalucía is a great journey. Here is the perfect route to collect 5 of the best, and a blue one as well.

Namibia road trip itinerary
Namibia road trip – Perfect 2-week Namibia itinerary

Thinking of a Namibia road trip? Here's all you need to help plan your own 2-week Namibia itinerary including where to go and places to stay.

Things to do in Mexico
Mexico road trip – Impressions of a challenging journey

Are you thinking of a Mexico road trip? Here are our impressions from a month on the road in this incredibly varied but challenging country.

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
What to see exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

The Skeleton Coast in Namibia conjures up images of shipwrecks and towering sand dunes. But this is what it's really like.

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?

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
Guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir, Iceland

Our complete guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll exploring the steaming vents and rusty red mountains of Hveradalir.

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.

Driving in Morocco, renting a car in Morocco
Driving in Morocco – 12 really useful road trip tips

Planning a road trip in Morocco? Here are 12 useful tips for driving in Morocco and some money-saving advice for renting a car.

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.