Drives : Article

The Tripologist

Everyone asks: Do I need an international driving permit?

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The Tripologist You Australian licence might not pass muster if you are stopped by the local police.

USA

Pining for Oregon

Driving the north-west coast of United States whets the appetite, writes Katrina Lobley.

Tajikistan

A rallying cry

Tajikistan

Tajikistan's poverty is numbing, its roads rotten, the vistas stunning and its people heartbreakingly hospitable, writes Jamie Lafferty.

Mama Holiday

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TRACEY SPICER We're seated in the formal dining room, as "The Lady" holds court. Her diamonds dance in the light of the flickering fireplace, where three shih-tzus snuggle up.

NSW

To Bourke and back

Belah Shearers Quarters

Guy Wilkinson discovers the true-blue outback is closer than you think on a 4WD adventure from Sydney to Gundabooka National Park.

Australia

Oh! What a turn off

Road near Gundagai, NSW.

On the Hume Highway, Richard Tulloch finds the diversions matter more than the final destination.

USA

The rocky road to excess

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Louise Goldsbury takes a road trip across the US desert, driving through the heart of the Wild West.

New Zealand

Brooding beauty

David Whitley follows the Mangatoa Road into the great unknown to discover the secrets of the North Island's wild west.

The Tripologist

Can you trust the reviews on TripAdvisor?

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The Tripologist For the most part, the TripAdvisor website is a blessing for travellers.

Africa

The edge of civilisation

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Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater says goodbye to bitumen for three weeks as he navigates African desert wilderness.

Stories from the road

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Cate Kennedy, Simon Castles, Fran Cusworth and Michael Green As the annual exodus takes us far from home, the collective memory of a wide, open land is shaped by bitumen and the view up ahead.

South Australia

Life is but a stream

Murray River, South Australia.

Sue Williams takes a drive along the mighty Murray on its stately journey to the sea.

Vietnam

Snake ways

Ha Giang, Vietnam.

With a fancy motorbike and a well-padded seat, Lee Atkinson braves eight days on two wheels in a region with no road rules.

Andorra

High and mighty

Andorra

When it comes to life in the fast lane and lots of shopping, the only way is up, writes Michael Gebicki.

Australia

Road to the red heart

Lake Eyre

The world has plenty of famed routes for the adventurer but none kick up as much dust as Australia's Adelaide to Uluru escapade, writes Sue Williams.

Australia

Into the red dust and wind

Painted Desert near Coober Pedy.

Retracing the route of Australia's hardiest roadmakers, Lee Atkinson tackles a trip through the heart of our western deserts.

India

A motorcycle diary

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India.

Ben Stubbs braves the smog and crowds of Kolkata on the back of a Royal Enfield bike.

Scotland

Castles, inns and isles

Glengorm castle.

Sophie Dening recommends where to stay and dine on a driving holiday of the Scottish west Highlands.

Victoria

Guide at a glance: Lorne

Lorne

Lee Atkinson samples the charms of a popular getaway on the Great Ocean Road.

Italy

The drive stupendous

Funes Valley, Italy.

Michael Gebicki shares his secret route through the mighty Dolomites.