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