When Road Trips Are A Good Option

I like to walk on my travels if I can, but sometimes it’s just not possible to really make the most of a holiday without having your own vehicle. There were times when my friends and I opted to go on road trips in order to explore different locations. 

road trips in cyprus

Crossing borders and a surprise sunset in Cyprus

Staying in a beach resort can be fun and relaxing, but after a while it can also become boring and familiar. When I visited Protaras in Cyprus with a couple of mates, we decided to hire a car for a couple of days to get out and about around the island.

We drove to the capital city, Nicosia, and walked over the border into North Cyprus. We visited beautiful beaches in neighbouring resorts and found a tranquil spot to watch the sunset.

Cyprus sunset

Exploring every corner of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a great spot to go hiking, but it’s also a fantastic place to go driving. My boyfriend grew up on this stunning little island, known as the jewel of the Irish Sea, and we’ve travelled here together a few times to visit his parents.

While it was fun taking advantage of nostalgic transport options, such as the Isle of Man Steam Railway and the Manx Electric Railway, we also drove across the island, stopping off to climb hills and take in wind-swept beaches, unspoiled coastlines and idyllic glens.

Kite surfing on Castletown Beach, Isle of Man

Driving around the Canadian Rockies

If you’ve ever been to the Canadian Rockies then you will know how difficult it is to get around and see everything if you don’t have a car. When I was staying in Banff National Park, there were two options if you wanted to explore: drive or pay for an expensive tour with a restricted itinerary.

As it turned out, I met people in my hostel who had access to vehicles and invited me along on exciting road trips. Of course, looking into car insurance options like Aviva is always important when driving on your travels.

It was refreshing to reach places I would never have been able to get to alone, such as Paradise Valley (pictured below) and Sunshine Meadows, along with several gorgeous lakes, including Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Emerald Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

I also made it to Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park and Takkakaw Falls in Yoho National Park – the largest waterfall in the Rockies. 

paradise valley canadian rockies, canada


Do you enjoy going on road trips? What was your most memorable one and why?


  1. December 22, 2012 / 02:56

    Road trips can be a lot of fun and living in Canada where everything is so spread out, they are essential. We have had a couple of great road trips in the Uk and Spain as well. I would love to explore the Isle of Mann some day.

    • December 30, 2012 / 16:18

      Road trips can be brilliant, especially when you find cool places unexpectedly. If I could drive myself, I probably would have hired a car in Canada at some point. I was lucky to meet people with cars, otherwise wouldn’t have seen as much of the Rockies. I think you’d love the Isle of Man, I’m hoping to head back there again this summer.

    • January 17, 2013 / 22:18

      Thank you!