The last two years made many people step back and reconsider how they’d previously traveled the world. This rethink has led to a major resurgence in road-tripping as a popular form of travel, with more than 90% of Americans stating that they intend to take a road trip in 2022. This, however, does not mean that travelers should be restricted to exploring their own country. The following road trip routes are some of the best that the world has to offer.
Before Hitting the Road
Road tripping is one of the most unique ways to enjoy your travels, and it’s one of the only traveling methods where maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle is left to the explorer. Before going on a long road trip in unknown regions it’s important to familiarize yourself with your car and understand how the engine works. Some of the most important car parts that every driver should be familiar with include the radiator, spark plugs, exhaust system, tires, and brake fluids. Before setting off, check that the radiator has enough coolant or water to avoid overheating and that the engine appears to be in good working order with no loose wires or connectors. When you’ve done this, you’re ready to go. Now you just need to decide where to go.
The Atlantic Road, Norway
Time and time again, the Atlantic Road in Norway has been listed as one of the most beautiful roads on the planet. This winding road offers views of some of the most unique Scandinavian scenery and landscapes to those traveling across the long stretch of Norway. It’s not easy to describe the raw beauty that drivers will discover while traveling the Atlantic Road, and it’s simply a must-see for road trippers in 2022 looking for a more isolated – and icy – adventure.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Drive, otherwise known as the “Blue Highway” is one of the most beautiful and idyllic road trips on Earth. The road along the Amalfi Coast or Southern Italy strings together some of the most gorgeous seaside mountain towns, along with sunny beaches, restaurants and cafés serving up delicious Italian cuisine and some of the finest locally produced wines. It’s not an easy drive along the coastal regions of Italy, so it will take some skill behind the wheel. Some travelers have called the Blue Highway the road of 1000 turns. In the end, the sheer beauty of the trip will make it worth it.
Pacific Coast Highway, USA
The Pacific Coast Highway is arguably the most famous drive in the world, as it stretches from Washington to California. The trip is idyllic and picturesque and captures some of the most beautiful beaches and landscapes that the United States has to offer. Alongside the outdoor experience of this road trip, travelers will come across some of the most well-designed and beautiful urban spaces in the country. From San Diego to San Francisco and Seattle, these are all cities that epitomize the modern-day American lifestyle and are must-sees for both domestic and international travelers.