relaxing road trips
“Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” ― Elizabeth Berg.
The open road shimmering on the horizon, a destination unknown, and the power of feeling that you are in the driver’s seat. This is the essence and allure of the road trip. From the scorching sun of the Pan American highway to roads that wind through ice encrusted mountains; time behind the wheel gives you the chance to dream. Take a look at the world’s most inspiring road trips and prepare to let your mind wander.
Glen Coe, The Scottish Highlands //
Glorious sun dappled glens, glowering mountains, and soft heather – the highlands welcome you with open arms. Meander around the A82 in-between the folds of brooding buttresses. Pull over along the way to walk in fairy forests and sip whiskey at the distilleries.
Amalfi Coast, Italy //
A ribbon like road flutters along the pretty blue coast, punctuated with pastel colored villages clinging to the cliffs. The Amalfi Coast is a postcard image, weave your way through sleepy fishing villages, stopping only to breathe in the salt sea air, gorge on pizza, and sip homemade limoncello.
Atlantic Road, Norway //
Norway’s Atlantic Road is like driving to the very edge of the world. This is a place where the road dips and rises like a rollercoaster, where the ocean crashes at the feet of towering mountains, and where tiny fishing villages hunker down in sweet simplicity.
Ruta 23, Argentina //
Passing through Patagonia’s unforgiving landscape is nothing short of iconic. The jagged peaks of Mt Fitz Roy, the wide and open plains with wild horses, and the changing sky that floods and clears – this is the epitome of a wild and untamed road trip.
Uluru, Northern Territory Australia //
While others may rave about the blues and whites of the Great Ocean Road, Uluru will take you to the heart of fire. The rusted red landscape, endless stretch of outback, and indigenous mythologies soak the road in splendour.
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