If you like the idea of travelling to exotic destinations and far-flung corners of the earth, but do not like the idea of sharing your experience with a busload of tourists, a self-drive holiday could be the perfect solution.
Offering freedom and flexibility to come and go as you please, self-drive holidays are a great idea for those who like to do things at their own pace and travel without ties, and if you are not afraid to hit the “the wrong side of the road” with nothing more than a map (or GPS!), a rucksack with a few essentials, and your favourite travel buddy, a road trip should be your next holiday choice.
Twenty years ago, a ‘self-drive holiday’ meant cruising along the Costa del Sol in a compact campervan for two, but fast-forward those 20-years and the self-drive holidays of today are looking a whole lot different, and a tad more exotic!
Self-drive tours of New Zealand, self-drive holidays in Patagonia and self-drive double-destination trips to South Africa and Namibia are in demand today, as travellers of every age become more confident and more inquisitive about those countries they may not have considered before.
Thanks to the wonderful invention of the World Wide Web, we are now able to research our destinations and set up a route before leaving home, and whether you decide to pre-book all your hotels, or pick and choose those you like along the way, a self-drive road trip puts you in charge of your holiday – and that’s exactly how it should be!
As people who love to self-drive, we have toured South America, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the United States but to name a few, and apart from the odd speeding ticket (hmmm!), every road trip has been nothing short of wonderful.
So if you are thinking about taking the plunge in 2014 – go for it! You’ll never look back… unless you miss your junction!