What better way to arrive to your travel destination and explore than by car? Leave when you want, stop when you want and ultimately… arrive when you want. It does require more planning for sure, but it’s all part of the fun! Naturally, it all depends how any are travelling and how far; going from Toronto to Valetta by car may not be such a great idea after all… But, if you decide to do some exploration on the same continent, a car may very well be your best bet. And your cheapest bet as well! With so many great car rental options – such as Enterprise or Hertz – there is literally something available for everyone.
For couples travelling, I’d suggest a GT (Grand Touring) type car. If you travel in either Canada or the United States, you cannot go wrong with either a Ford Mustang GT, Chevy Camaro or Dodge Challenger. Even if these cars are coupes, their size – and trunk size – recommend them for long trips. Along with that, very comfortable seats and all the features you may want will make your trip very pleasant. In Europe you may have a wider choice, and while the cars may be in general smaller, they are usually more economical as well. BMW with their 4 series, Mercedes and Audi (5 series) are top contenders and very much on-par with their american counterparts.
For larger families, the choices are literally endless because one could go either with a sedan, an SUV or a minivan type which are widely available pretty much on every continent. Depending of course on the available budget, and the size of the group, there is something for everyone in this category, from smaller SUVs – such as Ford Edge, Volkswagen Tiguan, Audi Q5 or Peugeot 3008 – to large, 7-seats minivans like the Dodge Grand Caravan or Toyota Sienna.
For those feeling really adventurous and looking for a more exotic, off-road, travel destination, there are a few good options as well. If you’d like some luxury and features in your ride, a Land Rover Discovery or a Jeep Grand Cherokee would fit the bill. For the mid-range line (more affordable) Toyota 4Runner or Dacia Duster may be the right choice. Now, if you feel really adventurous and intend to go on difficult terrain, there is none better than the Jeep Wrangler (you can read more about these vehicles on our partner website JeepSaga).
Needless to say, no matter your travel destination, the starting point should always be a source of meaningful travel information – such as SkepticalTraveller.