Hitting the road is a time-honored tradition worldwide.
So, whether you hate flying, or just like to experience a new destination from the front-seat of your car, road trips are often the best way to explore the world. So, get in start’er up, roll down the windows, turn on your favorite playlist and motor down that road.
Below I have listed 3 terrific road trips should be on your too drive list.
The Karakoram Highway is an 800-mi stretch of paved road that runs from China to Pakistan. This road is 1 of the few ways to cross the Himalayas, meaning the entire road trip will be framed by spectacular views of mountain peaks. Stop off at the lakes and 1-off hikes along the way. Warning :this beautiful scenery comes at a price. The world’s highest paved international road features dizzying climbs and an elevation of more than 15,300 feet, making this one of the most dangerous road trips there is.
Poems, movies, and books have been dedicated to America’s Route 66. This road trip is a journey of contrasts, where the 1920’s meet the 21st Century, beach meets desert, and jazz meets the West. This road trip passes through 8 states and 3 time zones, so set aside at least 2 weeks to experience everything. Start in Chicago with a fresh deep dish pizza to kick things off. Pass through St. Louis jazz music, and follow it up with a shot of Southern hospitality in Amarillo, Texas. Gaze into the Grand Canyon and maybe opt for a Vegas detour. Your adventure wraps up in Sunny Los Angeles, where you can grab a surfboard and troll SoCal’s sandy shores.
Road tripping down under on Australia’s pristine coast is good for any sea lover’s soul, and the Great Ocean Road provides the best views. Start in Melbourne, passing through unblemished coastline and surf towns. Stop off at the iconic 12 Apostles, maybe making a detour into the rain-forest to meet the local wildlife. Visit Australia’s oldest mainland lighthouse in Cape Otway, pausing in quaint seaside villages to stretch the trip out. This journey might be shorter than some of Australia’s other road trips, but it’s perfect if you want to take your time and enjoy life at a slower pace.
Have a terrific time On the Road!