Like this ancient ruin. They have the world convinced that if you hang upside down out a hole in the parapet and kiss a stone you will get the gift of the gab. You are more likely to get Covid-19 these days. Or am I just being a grumpy old curmudgeon. Probably. But you have to say it’s one of the most successful tourist gimmicks around. I thought the grounds alone were a good enough reason to visit the site. My wife did the whole kiss-the-stone-thing. But given that she is of 100% Irish extraction there’s no surprise there. I […] Read More
Hi, I’m David Morris and I’m not sure whether the road trip dreamer is me or you. Probably both of us. I love planning and exploring the world by road. To me there is no better way of getting the most from an adventure than doing it by car.
If what you want is fluffy, frilly, overblown descriptions of the landscape, the people, the food etc. then maybe I’m not your sort of correspondent.
I’m more into the practical lessons I and others have learned the hard way – by seeing it and doing it – so that you can see more, do more, enjoy more and pay less than otherwise.
A monk sits in his cell at Hook Lighthouse, County Wexford, Ireland. It’s the second oldest still-operating lighthouse in the world and you can get a guided tour, climbing the 115 steps to the top. It marks the entrance to Waterford Harbour and has done so for nearly 900 years. In the 13th century the […] Read More
You would be reading this in French if a battle here had gone the other way. This is Oldham House, Interpretation Centre for the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. The battle itself was fought close by. Why is the clash at Boyne so important? It was a scrap for the very soul of Ireland […] Read More
The Wairarapa area in the south-eastern corner of New Zealand’s North Island is one of the country’s most underrated road trip regions. Yeah, yeah, we all know about Martinborough and its wine industry. But there is a lot more to this region that a few bottles of high-class plonk. There’s a clue in the name […] Read More
Take a stroll down a street in New Orleans at night, or Istanbul by day, or Bangkok . . . or any of 21 cities. And do it all within a few minutes of each other. You may not be able to travel very far at the moment but there’s nothing stopping you from whiling […] Read More
Here’s a great British road trip that will take you from London to the world-famous university city of Cambridge, but the region has much more to offer than just the beauty of this ancient seat of learning. This is an easy two-day tour that takes in some of East Anglia’s gorgeous little villages, the oldest […] Read More
A recent study has revealed the 10 most popular British road trips. Scotland’s North Coast 500 was voted Britain’s best road trip and Scottish routes took the top two spots. A third of Brits say they’re happy to drive further than usual for a staycation. The study, by Euro Car Parts, asked 2,000 drivers which UK road trips they are most […] Read More
This is the big ole boy on the block. A lean, mean, eating machine. Five metres and one tonne of lethal force, he’s the boss of this stretch of river and he’s watching your every move. A “saltie” – salt water crocodile – I filmed on a river cruise near Darwin this time last […] Read More
Ever felt you’d like to drive some real Big Boys’ Toys like a bulldozer, a front-end loader or a digger? Just for the fun of it? Then take a road trip to Invercargill in New Zealand’s deep south. At Dig This Invercargill you can have a go at feeling like a superhero in a 4 […] Read More