For keen travellers and those who love to drive, taking road trips is more than just a holiday choice, its’ a way of life. If you love to get behind the wheel and feel the wind in your hair, read on for our pick of the top four road trips on the planet.
USA – The Blues Highway
Kicking off in Memphis, Highway 61 slices through the Deep South and carves an iconic route along the Mississippi River. Along the way you’ll be enchanted by the legendary Delta Blues genre, which represents a bygone era of soul, struggle and sanguinity. As you cruise out of Memphis stop by Elvis’s house, then set your sights on Vicksburg. Check out the famous Clarksdale cross roads where Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil, sing along to the sounds of B.B. King and visit the string of music museums all the way down to the historic town of Natchez. Last stop is New Orleans for a good dose of culture, soul food and late night jazz.
Australia – Gibb River Road
Love to be at one with the great outdoors? Australia’s Gibb River Road trail is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. It cuts through the heart of the Kimberly, a rugged and wild region located in Australia’s north. The 660 km trail was originally used as a cattle track but is now a mecca for adventurous 4WD enthusiasts in search of the ultimate camping safari. It’s a tough drive full of mud, sand and steep inclines so be sure to traverse it in a suitable set of wheels. Robust models such as a Range Rover 4×4 are ideal.
Hawaii – Big Island
The absolute best way to soak up the sights of the Aloha State is to jump in a car and cruise around it. You’ll quickly fall head over heels for the spectacular landscapes that appear around every corner. From lush jungle, rolling farmland, active volcanoes, pristine beaches, towering mountains and plunging valleys, the roads that wind around Hawaii’s Big Island are without a doubt some of the most scenic on the planet!
Scotland – The Highlands
Rugged and remote, The Scottish Highlands is one of the only region’s in the UK where you can experience a true sense of isolation. Roads snake around icy lochs, in-between lofty bens and through fields blooming with heather. Read up on your Scottish history for an enriched experience that will give you a newfound appreciation for the stories that have unfolded throughout the incredible scenery.
Where will you be taking your next road trip?