Category: Road Travel

5 of the world's craziest road junctions

5 of the world's craziest road junctions

Are you one of these people who gets a little nervous at the prospect of driving a car when you travel overseas?  If so, then look away now. We’ve scoured YouTube to bring you footage from some of the worst junctions around the world. If you know of any that are worse, then please let

Getting by in Norway

Somewhere on a mountainous road in Norway, a big rig and big bus have to pass each other.  They need to co-operate to succeed. Thank goodness it wasn’t in icy conditions, that’s all I can say…

How the wealthy park in Singapore

Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their… living rooms! Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 million. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some
Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Situated in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be one step ahead of the crowds and travelling in style in the hotel’s bespoke rickshaw during the London 2012 Games this summer. Dressed in red, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s luxury rickshaw will be available throughout the Games, from 27th July
5 luxury touring vehicles to meet every taste

5 luxury touring vehicles to meet every taste

Cool spring breezes and gorgeous roadside wildflowers make it extremely difficult for me to sit in bland airports and board stuffy airports at this time of year. What I really want to do is head west – from Austin to see burgeoning blue bonnets, from Denver to see the mountains awaken from winter, or as far west as
Combining luxury and excitement - the Lexus Experiences

Combining luxury and excitement - the Lexus Experiences

Combining luxury and excitement the Lexus Experiences are the perfect Christmas gift and something you won’t forget in a hurry. To spoil the man in your life, the English Gentleman Experience offers two days of refined entertainment in the most stunning setting. Starting at The Grove Hotel, your personal Lexus chauffeur will pick you up
Mauritius: have wheels, will drive!

Mauritius: have wheels, will drive!

We’d been deterred from hiring a car in Mauritius by horror stories about unsafe roads, lack of signposting and a proliferation of incompetent drivers but fear not – this is no worse than the average overseas destination and better than most as they drive on the civilised left! Hire a car My recommendation is to

Fast cars & fine dining at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

The Historic Grand Prix (11th-13th May 2012)  is a magnificent event that commemorates the golden age of motor racing on the glamorous streets of Monaco.  It is a must for any motorsport enthusiast! The race takes place on the very same circuit as it did back in 1929. The Monaco circuit is considered one of
3 places that every driver should visit

3 places that every driver should visit

For anyone who loves to drive and who loves to travel, there are few holiday concepts more appealing than the long road trip. The best thing about a driving holiday is the incredible sense of freedom that comes with taking to the open road and just following the brease. It can be a daunting thing
Lisbon to Porto – a luxurious drive through history

Lisbon to Porto – a luxurious drive through history

Portugal has established itself in recent years as a luxury destination for travellers, with a wealth of luxury hotels, golf courses and exclusive beach resorts. Combined with quaint villages, wine estates, historical monuments, castles and palaces, you have the perfect destination for a luxury driving tour.
Driving in Italy - Our Top 5 Routes

Driving in Italy - Our Top 5 Routes

Italians are passionate about their driving, and in the country that produces some of the greatest luxury cars, it is clear to see the roots of this passion. Italy has some of the finest roads in Europe, taking you through breathtaking scenery. Although Italian drivers have a reputation for being risk takers, they actually happen
Racing the wind at Laguna Seca

Racing the wind at Laguna Seca

Sliding into the stripped-down, souped-up Mazda MX-5 Cup at Laguna Seca racecourse this past Spring, my heart was beating wildly, my foot itching to stomp on the gas pedal. I wanted nothing more than to begin tearing around the 2.24-mile-long course, world renowned for its scary corkscrew at Turn 8. Clothed in standard racecar driver

The world's scariest footpath and motorbike trail

There’s nothing luxurious here, but I think anyone with a love of travel would find it interesting, so I’m sharing it regardless!  First up, a footpath that’s being billed on YouTube as the world’s scariest.  El camino del ray is a via ferrata that’s now fallen into a state of disrepair, located in the province
Treat yourself to the best on the Riviera

Treat yourself to the best on the Riviera

The French Riviera and the small enclaves of opulence that dot its legendary shores are synonymous with pleasure. The fragrance of lavender permeates the air and the heat is perfectly tempered by the buoyant waters of the Mediterranean. Some of the finest dining in the world can be had here as the coast of Cote
Ultimate Drives

Ultimate Drives

Ultimate Drives is a Swiss based tour operator offering a range of luxury driving breaks that combine the best “drivers” roads with the most exclusive hotels and destinations in Europe. For each break, you can either self drive, where you bring your own car and are supplied with a detailed itinerary and navigation unit in advance, or
A world record speeding fine?

A world record speeding fine?

The Swiss are very enterprising when it comes to penalties for speeding.  Not only do they take into account the amount by which you are exceeding the speed limit, but the fine is also determined by your own personal income.  Spare a thought, therefore, for the wealthy Swedish man who was recently clocked doing close