Calling all thrill seekers - the most adventurous road trips of all time
Why Road Trip
Temperatures are starting to drop in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of wanderlust! Actually, now is the perfect time to start planning next year’s big adventure. Everyone loves a good road trip, so why not make it your New Year’s Resolution to take the trip of a lifetime? Whether you want to check out the most exciting trips in the U.S., or are aiming for an international journey, We've rounded up some infamously epic adventures.
Come and join us on the most adventurous road trips of all time.
Driving from Punta Arenas down to Torres del Paine National Park feels like driving into the ends of the earth. In fact, the very road is called ruta del fin del mundo (route of the end of the world). Patagonia is breathtaking, and probably unlike anything you've ever seen before, from its crystalline lakes, to its sprawling glaciers and the vast mountain ranges. That's all just talk though … ironically the same talk that people told me before I went. Before even setting foot on the plane, I knew it was going to beautiful. I knew it was going to be unreal, and I knew I was going to love it … but I didn't really understand it. Then, as we drove down to Torres del Paine National Park, and stopped at our first lookout point, I felt it – that sacred truth that everyone had told me. This place is out of this world.
Getting my head around being in the Northern Hemisphere
Time has flown since my last post and we are rapidly heading into autumn. The days are noticeably cooler and long boots and jumpers are not out of place. Whilst we receive the odd ‘blue bird’ day, the clouds have firmly settled most days and its more a case of spotting a patch of blue, than it is of spotting a cloud. Rain is almost a given and with my hairdryer resting in electronics heaven after Pete used it to defrost the freezer, frizz is almost inevitable.
I am very much confused about the time of year. Not only did summer not really feel like summer (a mediocre spring perhaps), to take a summer holiday in August felt well deserved, but just a little odd. To be back at school, starting the year in September is certainly more befuddling. I keep on looking for February in my diary (as that is the first full month back at school in Australia), and feeling an innate sense of annoyance my class don’t understand sentences because in my mind it is Term 3 and not the 3rd week back.
While those in Australia are gearing down towards Christmas and the summer holidays, I find myself battling the urge to maintain the pace whilst dreading the imminent onset of 6 hours of ‘sunlight’ a day and the inevitable way my skin becomes so pale I look like a white walker. Yes folks, the ‘Game of Thrones’ winter is coming, well at least it feels like that to me!