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Fly Drive & Self Drive

Inspiring guides for your fly-drive & self-drive getaway

There's a reason why so many films are inspired by road trips. The freedom of choosing where you want to go, the allure of discovering new places, and the incredible vistas along the way.

If you need further inspiration to hit the open road, have a read of our articles below and feel the anticipation of exploring America by road.

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Road tripping Route 66

Who could resist the iconic Route 66? From kooky roadside museums and old Cadillac cars planted in the ground, to classic American diners and an 80-foot long whale, Route 66 is famous for a reason.

Top 10 American road trip movies

Full of adventure, drama, friendships and self-discovery, it’s no wonder American road trip movies have become one of the most loved genres. Check out our must-see films to get you in the road trip spirit.

Top 10 motoring experiences in America

What could be better than driving along America’s wide open roads? Check out our favourite motoring experiences in the USA, and find out what makes this country such an awesome place for a road trip.

Top 10 most scenic roads in America

Turn on the ignition - it’s just you and the wide open road on these fantastic USA scenic drives. From incredible sceneries and attractions, to unforgettable vistas and quirky towns, here’s our top 10 scenic roads in America.

Top 10 family self-drive tours in America

Self-drive tours around America are a spectacular way to give the whole family a holiday to remember.

Discover the quirkiest kicks on Route 66

Route 66 is a legendary American drive, but what makes it so cool and quirky? We have the answers.

The best way to fly-drive the USA

Experience the All American road trip with our fantastic guide on what to do, what to take, and how to travel on an American fly-drive holiday.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Portland, Oregon

For outdoor adventurers and lovers of natural scenery, Oregon is the ultimate playground, and much of it can be experienced within a couple hour’s drive of Portland.

The ultimate guide to getting around Real America

South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana epitomise Real America with thousands of miles of unspoiled wilderness, prairies that stretch as far as the eye can see, majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, cascading falls along with real-life cowboys, ranches and rodeos.

Top 10 outdoor experiences in Alaska

We head off to the so-called Last Frontier to find out what sets this outdoor playground apart from the "Lower 48" states in more than just geography.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Memphis

There are some remarkable day trip experiences to be had from the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve put together the following guide that outlines some great day excursions from Memphis.

Head out on one of these top day trips from San Francisco

There's plenty of visit-worthy places to be found just a short drive (or ferry ride) from San Francisco's downtown. Read our guide to the best day trips, all of which show a different side to “The City by the Bay”.

Road tripping New England

With spectacular fall foliage, charming cities, vibrant botanic gardens and stunning coastlines, New England is fast becoming on of the USA’s most visually exciting road trip destinations.

Experience a cultural road trip through the Bayou state: Lafayette to the end of the world

Louisiana boasts one of America’s most colourful histories and unique cultures, colonised by France and later settled by the Spanish, Africans and Caribbean people that has resulted in its large Creole and Cajun communities, greatly influencing the music, food and language.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Boston

Boston is renowned for its a wealth of amazing historic, cultural and culinary experiences, and is also known as the ideal gateway to New England. For those basing themselves in Boston, there many great day trip experiences easily accessible from the city.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Charleston

While the city beguiles and enchants, there are some amazing must-do destinations to explore within easy reach of Charleston.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Las Vegas

While there is a ton to do in Las Vegas, when you want to get away from the bright lights of the big city, you’ll find a lot more than stark, barren desert land to explore. In fact, this area provides the opportunity for a wealth of fun day trips.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Orlando

From meeting astronauts at Kennedy Space Centre, to chilling out and enjoying the waves at Daytona Beach, there's so much to do beyond Orlando's epic theme parks.

Road tripping coastal California

Wind down the windows and enjoy a laidback road trip down the Californian coast, stopping by our favourite locations along the way.

Double the fun: Combining your Orlando stay with a trip to the coast

After the thrill and excitement of Orlando's biggest theme parks and attractions, why not add on a relaxing beach holiday? Here are a few multi-centre holiday ideas for you.

Exploring California’s Wine Country destinations

From rustic, family-run wineries tucked into chic converted barns to exciting urban wine trails where clandestine tasting rooms are hidden away in the most unexpected places, California’s viticulture is just as eclectic, varied and enticing as the state itself.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Los Angeles

While Los Angeles has enough activities and attractions to span a lifetime, no visit here is truly complete without discovering what lies beyond the city’s borders.

Road tripping the national parks of Utah

Utah is home to some of America’s most spectacular national parks, making it easy to create an unforgettable road trip that explores the best of the state’s offerings and then some.