Taxis are notoriously expensive, trains in a foreign country are often too complex to decipher and buses can be slow, uncomfortably hot and laborious. If you want to travel in comfort, with far more luggage that you need in an affordable space you can call your own where there is no such thing as “too much mess”, you’ll want to get a hire car. The limits are…well there are none. Travel where and when you want to and add that sense of spontaneity to your vacation.
Across the globe there are a myriad of adventures waiting to be had and thousands of wonderful countries, cities, towns and landscapes brimming with culture and beauty waiting to be experienced. There are numerous fantastic destinations for holiday-makers to access and enjoy; we’ve compiled five of the best to drive around to take a look at for your next vacation.
First on the list is New Zealand. Hardly a surprise, this country famous for hosting the Lord of the Rings crew for two years whilst the breathtaking blockbuster was filmed boasts some pretty spectacular and famous scenery. Accessed most effectively by car you can easily spend a number of weeks driving through the country. There are numerous driving routes through New Zealand (yes even a Lord of the Rings one) and these span Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown amongst other specialist routes.
In second place we have South Africa. Steeped in a rich history the famous Garden Route is popular with tourists and predominantly travelled by car, it’s also home to the worlds highest bridge bungy jump! Another good route through the country is from Johannesburg through to Cape Town…a long way but what a ride! The Kruger national park is also famous and a fantastic place to visit and drive through.
In third place we have the outback – Australia could not be missed off this list! Admittedly there are a lot of nasty bugs, snakes, spiders and cockroaches in this country…but hey look on the bright side, there are also kangaroos, wallabies and koala bears!
Home to the outstanding Ayers Rock, the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Great Barrier Reef…I could go on. There are so many unique and beautiful landscapes; the sheer expanse of this country often means that investing in a hire car (and possibly a boomerang) is a very wise idea.
The US, arguably one of the campervan/RV capitals of the world, also easily makes the top five. Some outstanding routes, passes, sites and scenery can be explored and appreciated in this country. The USA has excellent facilities for those travelling by car and plenty of amenities. A pleasant experience and with great organisation, the Americans have it sorted and sights such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and other places are wonderfully prepared for tourists. The US has space in abundance and this is best covered on four wheels.
Finally in fifth place is my homeland. The UK has some wonderful scenery, a lot of green, a lot of farm animals, too much rain and a lot of character. From Devon to the Isle of White to Scotland, even the British weather can’t spoil the stunning landscapes our little island has to offer.