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Road Trip Destinations

Classic road trip destinations need to have a combination of things to be enjoyable. Ideally you need somewhere with interesting and varied driving along with plenty to experience on the way.

Quality of roads is a major factor - you'll need somewhere with good roads that aren't too busy. Motorways are great for getting you places quickly, but when driving on these you could be anywhere in the world and they are generally busy and stressful to drive. Your real adventures will be on the back roads, the old roads that wind through the countryside at a more sedate pace.

With this in mind there are a few main destinations, although each one has a vast choice in the actual journeys you take. Road trips further afield are still very much possible, eg Africa or overland to South East Asia - but border regulations, customs and visas can make these beaurocratically challenging before you even start!