This book is aimed at inspiring readers to take a road trip, while providing practical advice to help them to do so. Whether looking at popping over to Europe for a quick circuit, hankering to drive the classic routes of North America, or even the aiming to cover a clutch of African countries, there is something for everyone. Importantly, every road trip featured is possible without specialist equipment and, indeed, each and every trip could possibly be completed in a hire car – though for a select few a four-wheel drive hire vehicle would be advisable.
The author offers a wealth of advice from his experience taking road trips around the world. From hiring cars and paperwork, to what to take, driving laws, crossing borders and emergencies, the engaging text aims to give the reader confidence to fulfill his/her dreams. The second part of the book provides a wide range of route suggestions, based on the author’s own experiences on six continents. A fascinating guide, which will, hopefully, inspire readers to turn their independent travel dreams into reality.
Mike Breslin is an award-winning journalist and sub editor who has published several books, including Haynes Track Day Manual. He has been driving road trips for nearly 20 years and his more ambitious ventures include crossing the USA from west to east; Australia from south to north, and a 6,500km five-country African odyssey. There have also been plenty of smaller road trips covering many themes and levels of intensity.