ROAD TRIP / 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.

Sani Pass, Sani Mountain Lodge
Driving the Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa

The Sani Pass is the finest 4x4 adventure in South Africa. But should you drive it yourself or take a tour? Here’s all you need to know.

ait ben hadou
Ounila Valley: Road trip from Telouet Kasbah to Aït Ben Haddou

Thinking of a Morocco road trip? Take time to drive the stunning Ounila Valley from intriguing Telouet Kasbah to film famous Aït Ben Haddou.

Iceland highlands kerlingarfjöll
6 best places to explore in Iceland’s Highlands

Want to get off the beaten track in Iceland? Here are our tips for a visiting the best of Iceland's Highlands on an unforgettable adventure.

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

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.

white villages of Andalucia
5 best pueblos blancos (white villages) of Andalucía / Updated Mar-20

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.

Sani Pass, Sani Mountain Lodge
Driving the Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa

The Sani Pass is the finest 4x4 adventure in South Africa. But should you drive it yourself or take a tour? Here’s all you need to know.

ait ben hadou
Ounila Valley: Road trip from Telouet Kasbah to Aït Ben Haddou

Thinking of a Morocco road trip? Take time to drive the stunning Ounila Valley from intriguing Telouet Kasbah to film famous Aït Ben Haddou.

Iceland highlands kerlingarfjöll
6 best places to explore in Iceland’s Highlands

Want to get off the beaten track in Iceland? Here are our tips for a visiting the best of Iceland's Highlands on an unforgettable adventure.

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

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.

white villages of Andalucia
5 best pueblos blancos (white villages) of Andalucía / Updated Mar-20

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 – Off the beaten track in the 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 in namibia
What to see exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia / Updated Mar-20

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

Landmannalaugar day trip and hike, Iceland
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
Tips and instructions for self-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.

Norway Itinerary
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.

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