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16 Fabulous Road Trips Around the World • McCool Travel

Cape Town, South Africa by Lance and Laura Longwell of TheTravelAddicts.net

To get ideas for street journeys round the world, I enlisted assist from some on-line journey pals.

My solely “rules” have been a favourite street journey outdoors the United States, an outline of as much as 75 phrases, and one image.

I used to be thrilled to obtain responses from 5 continents with submissions of some locations I’ve not visited and roads I’ve but to drive. One street journey was a bicycle journey (like it).

All textual content and pictures have been submitted by the listed writer(s).

This provides me some wonderful concepts for future street journeys.

Africa – street journeys round the world

Cape City, South Africa by Lance and Laura Longwell of TheTravelAddicts.internet

Our new favourite street journey is the well-known Cape Level Route—a shocking one-day drive from Cape City, South Africa. It options the winding street of Chapman’s Peak Drive, breathtaking views of Hout Bay, beautiful vistas of the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans as they meet, greeting African penguins up shut, and having fun with scrumptious wines at native vineyards. The Cape Peninsula is a few place particular.

Cape Town, South Africa by Lance and Laura Longwell of TheTravelAddicts.net

Cape City, South Africa by Lance and Laura Longwell of TheTravelAddicts.internet

Kruger Nationwide Park, South Africa by Shara Johnson of SKJTravel.internet

It might be the slowest street journey ever … with a 25 MPH velocity restrict, you’ll be able to’t journey too far in someday, however crossing the African wildlife protect of Kruger Nationwide Park in South Africa, which encompasses an space bigger than some nations, delivers extraordinary TPH (thrill per hour). Copious wildlife crossings and lions bellowing into the night time round the campgrounds create an expertise unparalleled and unforgettable in the annals of street journeys.

 

Kruger, South Africa by Shara Johnson of SKJTravel.netKruger, South Africa by Shara Johnson of SKJTravel.net

Kruger, South Africa by Shara Johnson of SKJTravel.internet

Asia – street journeys round the world

United Arab Emirates by Jennifer Melroy of Made-All-The-Distinction.com

One among my favourite routes is the two-hour drive from the metropolis of Abu Dhabi to the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort.  The primary 1.5 hours is straight flat roads made for velocity.  The final half an hour is curve after curve that leads into the dunes of Rub’ al Khal.  The sand blows throughout the street main into the nothingness of the Empty Quarter. The street ends when Qasr Al Sarab rises from the desert.

Abu Dhabi by Jennifer Melroy of Made-all-the-differenceAbu Dhabi by Jennifer Melroy of Made-all-the-difference

Abu Dhabi by Jennifer Melroy of Made-all-the-difference.com

Vietnam by Elaina Fowl of TheFreedomTravellers.com

Whereas travelling although South America I learn a ebook a few man named Steve who walked round the world. That guide impressed me to take my travels to the subsequent degree so I made a decision to cycle from China all the means by way of Vietnam and into Cambodia. The street journey was filled with unknowns. I couldn’t converse the language or learn street indicators however it was a lot enjoyable! Biking was an unimaginable approach to expertise the tradition of those superb nations.

Vietnam by Elaina Bird of TheFreedomTravellersVietnam by Elaina Bird of TheFreedomTravellers

Vietnam by Elaina Fowl of TheFreedomTravellers.com

Europe – street journeys round the world

Alps, Europe by Ana Astri-O’Reilly of AnaTravels.org

My husband and I crossed the Alps from Switzerland to Italy in his 1965 yellow Alvis by way of the Chamonix-Mont Blanc street. There have been loads of vans, which made the going a bit bushy at occasions, particularly as a result of the Alvis is a left-hand drive. We took the Mont Blanc tunnel. I had excessive expectations nevertheless it was only a lengthy tunnel, considered one of the many we needed to undergo on our strategy to Genoa.

Europe Alps by Ana Astri-O'Reilley of AnaTravels.orgEurope Alps by Ana Astri-O'Reilley of AnaTravels.org

Europe Alps by Ana Astri-O’Reilley of AnaTravels.org

Bulgaria by Erin of ExploreWithErin.com

Bulgaria was fairly the shocking street journey. Infinite fields of sunflowers, historic buildings and snow-capped mountains with lovely grassy slopes. The most effective 5 locations to go to? Varna, Veliko Tarnarvo, Plovdiv, Govedartsi, and Rila. You’ll discover nice meals in Veliko Tarnarvo, scenic lakes in Govedartsi and a 10th century monastery in Rila. Driving is straightforward with most indicators in English and most of the roads have been pretty properly stored. It’s all comparatively shut collectively as properly, so hit it up in a single week or take your time and unfold it over a month. 

Bulgaria by Erin of Explore With ErinBulgaria by Erin of Explore With Erin

Bulgaria by Erin of ExploreWithErin.com

Scotland by Viktoria Urbanek of Continual-Wanderlust.com

Begin your street journey in Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital and make your approach to your first cease at Stirling Fort. Take pleasure in a throwback in time as you go to the fort earlier than you proceed in the direction of Loch Lomond Nationwide Park. The endlessness welcomes you with broad arms. Your subsequent cease ought to be round Fort Williams to catch a glimpse of the Glenfinnan viaduct the place a scene of the second Harry Potter film was shot. Put together your self for Nessie if you arrive at Loch Ness and really feel the magic that surrounds the lake.

Scotland by Viktoria Urbanek of Chronic-Wanderlust.comScotland by Viktoria Urbanek of Chronic-Wanderlust.com

Scotland by Viktoria Urbanek of Continual-Wanderlust.com

Mallorca, Spain by Betsy Wuebker of PassingThru.com

The street to Sa Calobra by way of the Escorca area of Mallorca will reward you with breathtaking vistas which are value the white-knuckle hairpin turns up after which down once more. Keep away from the coach excursions in the center of the day and don’t miss the Escorca Restaurant for genuine “comida de campo” (nation meals) reminiscent of roasted goat (scrumptious!), rabbit, lamb, or suckling pig.

Mallorca, Spain by Betsy Wuebker of PassingThru.comMallorca, Spain by Betsy Wuebker of PassingThru.com

Mallorca, Spain by Betsy Wuebker of PassingThru.com

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North America – street journeys round the world

Nova Scotia, Canada by Cory deHaan of InspirationalLifeAdventures.com

My favourite street journey in the world is the Cabot Path, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. You simply can’t get sufficient of the scenic trails, and the wildlife that go together with it. Providing beautiful views of the ocean on one aspect, and the mountains on the different, you gained’t need to depart shortly. Footage solely inform a part of the story on the winding mountain street journey that’s, Cape Breton Highlands Nationwide Park.

Nova Scotia, Canada by Cory deHaan of InspirationalLifeAdventures.comNova Scotia, Canada by Cory deHaan of InspirationalLifeAdventures.com

Nova Scotia, Canada by Cory deHaan of InspirationalLifeAdventures.com

Ontario, Canada by Alouise Dittrick of TakeMeToTheWorld.com

One among my favorite street journeys was driving the TransCanada Freeway in Ontario from Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Whereas there are not any cities on this drive there are a number of locations to cease and luxuriate in the surroundings, together with two provincial parks. Driving alongside Lake Superior, the largest recent lake in the world, made me really feel like I used to be driving alongside the ocean, regardless that I used to be hundreds of miles from the coast.

Ontario, Canada by Alouise Dittrick of TakeMetoTheWorld.comOntario, Canada by Alouise Dittrick of TakeMetoTheWorld.com

Ontario, Canada by Alouise Dittrick of TakeMetoTheWorld.com

Mexico by Claudia Tavani of MyAdventuresAcrossTheWorld.com

My first time in Mexico was in 2011, once I went there with my sister. We rented a automotive, and drove throughout. I notably liked the drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque, on maybe the bumpiest, curviest, hilliest street I’ve ever seen. It took us all day and a number of other breaks, together with a cease to swim at the pure swimming pools at Agua Azul. After so many hours of driving, it actually felt like paradise!

Mexico by Claudia Tavani of MyAdventuresAcrossTheWorld.comMexico by Claudia Tavani of MyAdventuresAcrossTheWorld.com

Mexico by Claudia Tavani of MyAdventuresAcrossTheWorld.com

Grand Cayman Island, Caribbean by Laura Lynch of SavoredJourneys.com

One of the simplest ways to really uncover the allure and great thing about Grand Cayman Island is to take a leisurely street journey round the Island, beginning in Hell and ending at Rum Bay. The island is just 22-miles large, so the whole journey takes solely about an hour with out stops, however you’ll need to spend the entire day stopping off in any respect the pristine abandoned seashores and idyllic snorkeling spots alongside the means.

Grand Cayman Island by Laura Lynch of SavoredJourneys.comGrand Cayman Island by Laura Lynch of SavoredJourneys.com

Grand Cayman Island by Laura Lynch of SavoredJourneys.com

Oceania – street journeys round the world

Australia Bush by Paula McInerney of ContentedTraveller.com

The Australian bush at daybreak is each stunningly lovely but fraught with hazard. Daybreak and nightfall are the most perilous occasions to journey in the Australian bush, as that is when kangaroos and wombats come right down to the roadside looking for moisture from the grass alongside the street. But, it’s right now notably, that you simply get to see how lovely the mild is right here in Australia.

Australia Bush by Paula McInerney of ContentedTaveller.comAustralia Bush by Paula McInerney of ContentedTaveller.com

Australia Bush by Paula McInerney of ContentedTaveller.com

Grand Pacific Drive, Australia by Jen Seligmann of TheTrustedTraveller.com

My favorite street journey simply occurs to be proper on my doorstep. The Grand Pacific Drive stretches from the Royal Nationwide Park in south Sydney to the city of Nowra on the New South Wales South Coast. Comply with the clearly marked signage as the 140 kilometre drive winds alongside the coast previous picturesque seashores and thru quaint small cities. Well-liked stops embrace the Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong Lighthouse, and the sleepy seaside city of Kiama.

Grand Pacific Drive, Australia by Jen Seligmann of TheTrustedTraveller.comGrand Pacific Drive, Australia by Jen Seligmann of TheTrustedTraveller.com

Grand Pacific Drive, Australia by Jen Seligmann of TheTrustedTraveller.com

Nice Ocean Road, Australia by Lyn Lindfield of TheTravellingLindfields.com

The Nice Ocean Road winds for 255 km alongside the south-east coast of Australia, hugging the tempestuous Southern Ocean in a collection of lengthy, undulating curves and sweeping views.  Hundreds of years of abrasion have left spectacular limestone stacks deserted off-shore by the retreating shoreline. On shore are koalas, kangaroos, emus, penguins, and the website of Australia’s most intriguing UFO thriller.

Great Ocean Road, Australia by Lyn Lindfield of TheTravellingLindfields.comGreat Ocean Road, Australia by Lyn Lindfield of TheTravellingLindfields.com

Nice Ocean Road, Australia by Lyn Lindfield of TheTravellingLindfields.com

South Island, New Zealand by Kelsey Ohleger of RouteWords.com

The South Island of New Zealand has lengthy, desolate roads that hug the rocky coastlines and snake by means of astonishing mountain ranges. It’s positive to take a bit longer to journey from place to put as a result of each flip reveals extra jaw-dropping, photo-worthy surroundings. Hike by way of glaciers, loosen up on the seashore, get your adrenaline dashing and sit back at the wineries. The one visitors jams are brought on by sheep and you may keep in price range by tenting all through your journey.

New Zealand by Kelsey Ohleger of RouteWords.comNew Zealand by Kelsey Ohleger of RouteWords.com

New Zealand by Kelsey Ohleger of RouteWords.com

Wow, these are incredible options. I ship a particular Thank You to the journey bloggers who contributed to this publish.

Please let me know if in case you have a matter for a future collaboration (or want to take part).

Have you ever been on any of those street journeys? Do you’ve gotten favourite street journeys round the world?


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16 Fabulous Road Trips Around the World was initially revealed on McCool Travel on 16 Might 2015.