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The ultimate USA road trip

Nowhere delivers the thrill of the open road quite like the USA – but where to start? And where to find the routes less-travelled? Here's how to plan an awesome American road trip – Mustang essential, of course...

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Recreating the world's first ever road trip in Germany

Think ‘road trip’ and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the tarmac to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic…

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Planning the great American road trip

Lucy Pearson discovers that naive enthusiasm will only get you so far on a great road trip across America

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Road trip through Central America

There’s no better way to experience the diversity and authenticity of Central America than a road trip along the legendary Carretera Panamericana

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7 tips for great road trip photos

Want to capture the magic and majesty of a road trip? Follow this simple advice from a pro photographer...

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A wild road trip through Australia's Cape York

Dotted above Australia’s north-eastern tip are its Pacific outposts. We road-trip through rugged Cape York and then indulge in a spot of island-hopping through the Torres Strait for a real Oz adventure

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A road trip through Australia's Northern Territory

Hit the open road in Australia's Northern Territory for the best in road trips, quirky pubs and vast open landscapes

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10 road trip ideas where the journey is the destination

Forget the well-worn touristy highways - we think these are the best road trips in the world!

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Road trip Patagonia

2,300km. 13,000-year-old hands. Gauchos. Guanacos. Glaciers still growing. Estancias still shearing. Lakes. Peaks. And mile upon mile of epic emptiness... Welcome to Argentina’s wildest highway...

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8 road trip gems in Brittany, France

Brittany, France's westernmost region, makes for a spectacular road trip – and it's only an easy hop away from the UK with Brittany Ferries

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Hit the road: 9 tips for planning the perfect road trip in Belize

With jungle views, cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife, Belize is the perfect place for a relaxing road trip, with plenty of adventurous stops along the way...

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Road tripping in Spain with teenagers

Mel Gow maps out a Spanish road trip that's guaranteed to keep the whole family happy and engaged

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A road trip around Utah's scenic Yellowstone Loop

The nearly 2,000km scenic Yellowstone Loop starts and ends in Salt Lake City in Utah, winding through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Here, we show you how to drive Utah's sections of this iconic road trip...

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How to hire a car for a road trip holiday

Terrified that hiring a car will land you in trouble and out of pocket? Fear not: we've got all the tips you need to make sure your rental and road trip goes smoothly...

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Vanessa Knight: the joys of South West USA

Extreme adventurer Vanessa Knight on how cycling through the USA changed her world of travel

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The American nightmare: diseases and health dangers in the USA

Don't be lulled by the American dream – the USA actually has some rather nasty beasties lurking in its wild places...

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The great American rail trip

Forget the automobile: the train is the truly great – and great value – way to cross the USA

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The USA's best rail journeys

If you’re after glorious sunsets, jaw-dropping landscapes and unique cultural encounters, try one of these USA train routes for size. Eleanor Ross hops on board...

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Road tripping on Portugal's west coast

Sleeping on beaches, discovering hidden caves and strolling through fairytale palaces – there are treasures aplenty on a Portugal road trip

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5 of the best road trips in Scotland

With gorgeous landscapes and wildlife, Scotland is ripe for a road trip. Ginny Weeks chooses five of the country's best road trips to take in everything from Highland adventures to world class beaches

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Silk Road

The Silk Road can be a massive undertaking or a great focus for a fortnight’s trip to Central Asia. Get out the map and start scheming!

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Blazing a trail: An epic road trip down the Alaska Highway

75 years on from its construction, Phoebe Smith embarks on an epic Alaska Highway adventure from Canada’s remote Yukon to Alaskan wilderness, with lakes, brown bears and mountains along the way...

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6 places you must visit on a West Texas road trip

Take a road trip through the wilds of West Texas for stirring beauty and southern comfort. Britt Collins reveals the places you must visit...

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Highway to heaven: USA's Route 66 in pictures

Photographer Rick Sammon shares his photographic memoir from a road trip along one of the USA's most iconic highways – taking in the classic cars, diners and motels en route

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5 top tips for road tripping with tweens

Hitting the road with pre-teens? Peter Moore reveals five things you can do to making your road trip go smoother.

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14 tips for surviving road trips with toddlers

If you’re considering a long-distance road trip with a toddler, here are 14 tips and tricks that will make your journey easier...

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Trip of a lifetime: Iran

Incredible architecture, beguiling culture, Silk Road splendour – and quite possibly the warmest welcome you'll ever experience. Welcome to Iran...

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Mayans, mezcal and mot-mots - Road tripping through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Few travellers think of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for a road trip. But with 100-year-old cantinas, cool cenotes, colourful birdlife and ancient Mayan ruins, this is an area calling out to be explored..

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Tom Coote: The Silk Road to getting published

myWanderlust regular Tom Coote talks about travelling the Silk Road. And the shorter road to getting published

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5 things you never knew about the USA

As the USA celebrates its independence with a day of fireworks, patriotism and beer; we highlight a few things the country has to offer

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National parks in western USA

From the Badlands in South Dakota all the way to Yellowstone National Park; here we cover which National Parks you should seek out in the US

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South West USA

Greg Ward dusts off his Stetson and rides into the wilds of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah

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Alaska: the USA's wildest state

Alaska’s vast wilderness can seem a daunting prospect,
 but Paul Gogarty samples the best of the state in two 
National Parks just a short hop from Anchorage

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First 24 hours in Seattle, Washington, USA

Friendly neighbourhoods, outstanding natural beauty on the doorstep and the most iconic tower in the USA – Seattle's got it all...

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How to survive long-distance bus travel in the USA

It's not the fastest or most comfortable way to get around the USA, but bus travel is undoubtedly one of the most affordable. These tips will help your experience go seamlessly...

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On The Road with Walter Salles

Director Walter Salles on the joy of road trips. And the challenge of bringing Kerouac's masterpiece to the big screen

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Road tripping around Namibia

Hit the road in Namibia to rub shoulders with cheetahs, get up-close with elephants and explore the desert on horseback

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The best national parks in the USA for adventure

Which national parks are best for adventure in the United States? From the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to Cuyahoga Valley, we list the wildest parks...

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The high road to freedom

Wander Woman Marie Javins continues her worldwide solo trip and crosses into Nepal. And unfettered internet access.

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Explore the USA's Boundary Waters by canoe

Paddling through 4,000 sq km of waterways is easy in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but at some point, you will have to carry your canoe on your head

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Wanderlust travel health update: India, Germany, USA, Australia

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including dengue fever in India, measles in the USA and E.Coli in Europe

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5 great Aussie road trips

Australia is made for road trips. And these five classics will make sure you experience everything this vast country has to offer

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Finding the Silk Road on your doorstep

Our blogger of the week, Armenian wanderer Harebeat, discovers the difficulty of finding the start of the Silk Road, even when it's on your doorstep

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5 extraordinary activities you must do in the USA

TV presenter Charley Boorman has just returned from shooting a new series in the States and reveals five amazing adventures you must attempt on your trip

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3 stories from the Silk Road

Travellers on the Silk Road carried more than trade goods – they also brought stories with them. Here are a few tales from travels long-ago that might seem familiar to you

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Road tripping and wild camping in Oman

Fortune favours adventurous travellers in this untamed slice of Arabia. Hit the road in Oman to discover incredible wildlife, enigmatic islands, and some of the world's finest wild camping spots

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The road less travelled

Meandering roads, national parks and huge ice fields, this is Chile at it's best.

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Tips on snapping a family trip

Will Gray explains how to banish the static images in front of landmarks and make your family photos as much fun as the trip itself.

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10 photography rules for the road

Pack light, look after your kit and keep smiling – here’s our 10-point plan to follow if you’re serious about taking better photos

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Exploring exhilarating Colorado, USA

In 1873, explorer Isabella Bird arrived in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – and declared she’d never felt more alive. Author Sara Wheeler finds herself equally uplifted

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5 breathtaking road trips in England and Wales

Check out five of the best road trips in England and Wales, including the Peak District and Brecon Beacons...

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Short break: Boston, USA

There’s never been a better time to enjoy the craic in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts...

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On the road to Marrakech

Marie starts her epic around-the-world journey by shedding baggage - both physical and emotional

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Top packing tips for a trip of a lifetime

Daunted by the thought of packing for that BIG trip? Experienced traveller and seasoned backpacker Jennifer Scott shares her tips...

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Cycling the world's most dangerous road, Bolivia

Tired of your usual cycling route? Teeter along the El Camino de la Muerte, Bolivia's 'Death Road', says Simon Heyes – just mind the 1,000m sheer drop...

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A spiritual trip to wild Bolivia and Peru

From fashionable La Paz to the ruin-scattered islands of Lake Titicaca... Explore the spiritual home of the Aymara on a trip across Bolivia and Peru’s wild altiplano

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Travel experts' top experiences on the road

Earlier this year we asked for your ultimate travel experiences – you responded in your thousands. Here, travel experts and celebrities share their top moments

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Beating the big trip blues

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, arrives home after her epic around the world adventure and ponders all that she has learned

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How to stay secure online on the road

Free WiFi hotspots are a Godsend when you're travelling. David Gorodyansky advises on how to use them safely – and keep your precious data from ending up in the wrong hands

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Big trip: health Q&A

From malaria to big hairy arachnids, there’s lots to think about when planning an extended bout of travelling – not least your health. Dr Jane answers the seven key questions...

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Royal road of the Incas

Fighting off dogs, judging Kung Fu contests and climbing over bridges made of string... life isn't predictable on the Inca's Royal Road

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How to tackle your first cycle trip like a pro

Planning your first cycling adventure? Whether you're pootling around southern France or pedalling through South America, here's how to ensure your trip goes without a hitch

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First 24 Hours in Miami, USA

Art deco, Miami Vice, white-sand beaches – but is there more to Florida’s Spring Break favourite? You betcha...

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How to read trailblazing signs in the USA

If you're hiking in North America, you'll have to learn a whole new language: trailblazing. Here, you'll find the basics - and some handy insider tips...

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